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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:

  1. Complete the brief participation form here.
  2. 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.

Current HxCommunities

If you have an idea for a new HxCommunity, please email Please note that new HxCommunities are launched on a limited basis.

Funds Available: HxCommunities Flexible Funding Opportunity

Awards of up to $30,000 are available to support HxCommunity programs, projects, and events which demonstrate and promote heterodox values in education.

In recognition of the current restrictions placed on in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this award has been expanded to support virtual events and meetings. We expect that applicants follow their local guidelines and restrictions on in-person gatherings to ensure the safety of all participants.


We want your feedback!

If you have any suggestions for content or events, or are interested in hosting a conversation for the Heterodox community, please let us know.

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