A professor who fooled prestigious journals into running absurd hoax papers, as a test of their bias, says he may now lose his job because of his actions.
Peter Boghossian was one of three people who collaborated last year to test the standards of various university disciplines, submitting papers loaded with left-wing buzzwords to journals in fields like feminism, race studies, queer studies, and cultural studies.
Many prestigious journals fell for their absurd hoax papers. A leading feminist journal published a section of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf that had simply been re-written with fashionable buzzwords. Another journal published a paper about “rape culture and queer performativity” in dog parks. . .
The three hoaxers all say that they are liberals, but they feared some university disciplines had gone off the deep end and now value politics over truth.
While many saw the professors’ test as important, some within the university system were not amused and are now hitting back at the hoaxers. (Read more from “Professor Behind Journal Paper Hoax Fears He Could Lose His Job” HERE)