Prof. Peter Boghossian came to world fame with the so-called “Grievance Studies Affair”, in which he managed to get a series of ridiculous “social justice” papers published in academic journals, along with his colleagues James A. Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose, on topics like “Human Reactions to Rape Culture and Queer Performativity at Urban Dog Parks in Portland, Oregon” and “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.”
He has taught philosophy at Portland State University for the past decade. In the letter below, sent this morning to the university’s provost and published on Bari Weiss’s Substack, he explains the reasons for his resignation.
Dear Provost Susan Jeffords,
I’m writing to you today to resign as assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University.
Over the last decade, it has been my privilege to teach at the university. My specialties are critical thinking, ethics and the Socratic method, and I teach classes like Science and Pseudoscience and The Philosophy