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Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities

Function: Addresses the general conditions of the professional lives of teachers and scholars, including the conditions of their employment and their rights and responsibilities; reviews concerns of MLA members but cannot investigate or intervene in individual grievances; initiates relevant projects and publications; advises on the MLA Job Information Service.

Staff liaisons: David Goldberg and Dennis Looney (

Brenda Bethman, 2012–15
Judith Butler, 2012–15; 2013–15 (Ch.)
Patrick Colm Hogan, 2012–15
Maria Maisto, 2013–16
Sophia A. McClennen, 2013–16
Christopher John Newfield, 2014–17
Maria Teresa Ramos-Garcia, 2014–17


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