Kathleen Stock has resigned from her position as professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex.Dr. Stock announced her resignation on Twitter: “Sad to announce I’m leaving @SussexUni… This has been a very difficult few years, but the leadership’s approach more recently has been admirable and decent. I hope that other institutions in similar situations can learn from this.”
University of Sussex Vice Chancellor Adam Tickell announced Stock’s resignation on the university’s website, writing “We had hoped that Professor Stock would feel able to return to work, and we would have supported her to do so. She has decided that recent events have meant that this will not be possible, and we respect and understand that decision” and that the university will “reflect on Professor Stock’s experiences and it will form part of how the University learns from this and moves forwards.”
Students had recently been protesting Stock’s employment at Sussex owing to her views regarding transgender women.
For further information see this article in The Guardian.
Edited to add: In addition to the usual comments policy, I ask commenters on this post to use their real names (first and last) if their comment includes what could reasonably be perceived as claims critical of Stock or other named individuals (including other named commenters). (I understand there’s some ambiguity here; please try to honor this request in the spirit it was intended.) Also, please refrain from engaging on first-order issues regarding transgender identity.
UPDATE (11/1/21, 7:55am): Comments on this post are closed.