As a fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, Mary Grabar gets to follow closely the comings and goings at nearby Hamilton College. We don’t envy her.
“Ashley Bohrer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, at Hamilton since at least 2016, has a department web page describing her scholarship as ‘making philosophy transcend disciplinary and institutional boundaries,’ with research focusing ‘on the intersections of capitalism, colonialism, racism, and hetero/sexism in both the early modern period and in the contemporary world.'” Grabar writes on FrontPagemag.com. “The page advertises her as ‘a committed activist who has organized with a variety of feminist, anti-racist, and anti-capitalist grassroots collectives.’ Yes, she served on the ‘education committee’ of Occupy Chicago and was an ‘activist with SlutWalk Chicago (photo). At Hamilton, she has taught ‘Philosophy and Incarceration’ (with which she appears to have had firsthand experience) and ‘Marxism, Feminism, Antiracism.'”
“Bohrer has been bestowed with at least three grants from the college: the ‘Emerson Foundation Scholars Summer Grant for Collaborative Research,’ ‘Building Inclusive Classrooms Seminar Grant,’ and a ‘Social Innovation and Transformational Leadership Course Development Grant.’ Bohrer, though a visiting professor, has been a member of the Hamilton College Humanities Council and of the Arthur Levitt Center Council for Public Affairs. In 2016/2017 she served as an ‘organizing faculty member’ on ‘problematizing whiteness.'”
“Her ‘scholarship’–spouting Marxist drivel—was displayed at the 2016 Marxist Feminist Conference in Vienna. She claims a forthcoming book bearing the title, ‘Marxism and Intersectionality: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality under Contemporary Capitalism,’ information derived from a notice about her presentation on ‘gender policing’ to Red Bloom, a ‘Communist Collective’ in April.”
Alexander Hamilton might not be our favorite founder but we somehow think he may prefer having the institute named after him than the college.