Heterodox Academy is fortunate to have over 3,500 members and friends who share the HxA mission of improving education and research by promoting open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement. As we continue to grow and develop, we’re eager to engage our supporters with HxA and with each other. In this spirit, HxA is excited to announce a new service, Heterodox Communities (HxCommunities). This initiative is intended to support and promote heterodoxy within particular fields of study, particular geographic regions, and other specific academic communities, by providing a space to address the challenges and opportunities unique to each HxCommunities group.
Our priorities for the HxCommunities Initiative are two-fold. Our top priority: connection. The first step in creating an academic community is to launch a platform to provide scholars opportunities to connect with others in order to better understand and advance heterodoxy in their teaching and research. Our second priority: content. Through HxCommunities, scholars can share resources unique to their discipline, location, and institution; articles they have published; and questions they wish to discuss.
Who Can Join an HxCommunities Group?
HxA membership is not required to join any of the HxCommunity groups. However, all HxCommunity participants must complete a brief application (via Google forms), which includes endorsement of the HxA mission statement. Additionally, it is expected that any member of a particular HxCommunity group has studied or taught in the group’s indicated discipline or a related discipline (applicable to HxPsychology, HxClassics, HxSociology, etc), region (such as HxAustralia and HxNewZealand), or institutional structure (such as HxCommunityColleges).
Any questions about membership criteria for a specific HxCommunity should be directed to the group’s moderator.