Garrett Felber

  • AHA Issues Letter Expressing Concern Regarding Termination of History Professor (December 2020)

    The AHA sent a letter to the chancellor and provost of the University of Mississippi expressing concern about the university’s decision not to renew the contract of Garrett Felber, assistant professor of history, and the possibility that Professor Felber’s activism relating to racism and incarceration might have affected a decision on his employment status.

  • FIRE Open Letter to the University of Mississippi, 12/18/2020

    The nonpartisan Foundation for Individual Rights in Education asks University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce to reevaluate the decision to end Professor Garrett Felber's employment, raising the possibility that the decision was related to Felber's criticism of the university. 

  • His University Celebrated His Success. Then It Fired Him

    Historian Walter Johnson says the Garrett Felber controvery at the University of Mississippi reflects the fact that “there are a lot of energetic, critical activists, students and faculty on that campus, who are trying to hold the university to a different standard than that which it’s been held to before.” 

  • Outspoken Out of a Job?

    Scholars pledge not to speak at University of Mississippi until it reinstates a colleague who publicly questioned why his chair rejected a grant, allegedly for political reasons.