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In this episode of Heterodox Out Loud, Sociologist Musa Al-Gharbi makes the case as to why ideological diversity in social research and pedagogy is an important cause to fight for – even for those who may be skeptical of its benefits. Musa’s piece is titled, “Why We Should Care About Ideological Diversity in The Academy.” 

To engage deeper with Musa’s ideas, check out our related posts “What Are The Limits of Viewpoint Diversity” by Nick Phillips, “Religion: A Viewpoint Diversity Blind Spot?” by Seth Kaplan, and “Viewpoint Diversity Does Not Extend to Extremist Hate” by Ilana Redstone.

Stay up to date with Musa on Twitter @musa_alGharbi. For comments and questions email

This episode’s artwork was inspired by Musa’s piece and was created by Lexi Polokoff. You can follow her on Instagram @lexipolokoffart