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Statement in Support of Professor Reza Azlan and the UCR Creative Writing Program


The University of California is committed to upholding and preserving principles of academic freedom. These principles reflect the University’s fundamental mission, which is to discover knowledge and to disseminate it to its students and to society at large. The principles of academic freedom protect freedom of inquiry and research, freedom of teaching, and freedom of expression and publication.

Members of the University of California faculty are entitled as University employees to the full protections of the Constitution of the United States and of the Constitution of the State of California. These protections are in addition to whatever rights, privileges, and responsibilities attach to the academic freedom of university faculty.

We deplore the death threats and hate speech directed at Professor Reza Aslan and are exploring all legal remedies and exercising all possible security precautions in response. As an institution of higher education, we value the type of critical thinking that Professor Reza Aslan routinely brings to his research, teaching, and public engagement.


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