Academics under threat
The Network Academics under Threat (in Spanish, Académicxs en Riesgo) welcomes you to the first portal in Spanish, Portuguese and English that aims to make visible a multiplicity of situations of violence and intimidation faced by those who work, from a critical and independent perspective, in academia, teaching and research issues of social, political and economic relevance.
Interview with Viviana Fernández, representative of the Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas
“We need to create more awareness and defend academic freedom in the Americas.”
In the interview, Viviana Fernandez introduces us to the Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (CAFA), a joint project of universities and civil society organizations to make visible the different challenges facing academic freedom in the region.
In 2023, the Collegium Helveticum in Zurich will host three fully funded Scholars at Risk fellows for up to six months. The fellowships are open to researchers from all disciplines based at ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
The case of Francesca Lessa was one of the cases that prompted the first gathering where the network Academics under Threat was established in Barcelona in 2018. In that gathering, researchers from different countries and disciplines shared their too often silenced stories of harassment and threats because of their research and teaching work at university.