Through Heterodox Communities (HxCommunities), scholars connect to discuss research and ideas, share strategies and resources, and collaborate. HxCommunities 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 group.
Our priorities for HxCommunities are two-fold. Our top priority is 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 is 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 HxCommunities. However, all HxCommunity participants must complete a brief application and endorse the HxA member statement. Additionally, it is expected that any member of a particular HxCommunity 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.
How to Join HxCommunities
At present, connection and collaboration within each HxCommunity primarily takes place in a closed Facebook or Google Group. In order to join an HxCommunity, please complete the following steps:
- Complete the brief participation form here.
- Below, find the HxCommunity that you wish to join and click the icon to access the community’s Facebook or Google Group. Request to join the group.