Helen Pluckrose




Spokes show

Summary: <p>Helen Pluckrose is a writer and editor with a background in the Humanities. She is the editor of Areo magazine. Helen, along with James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian, were the people behind the so called ‘Grievance Studies Project’ which exposed some of the problems in academia today. The three of them wrote a series of hoax academic papers which contained some fairly ludicrous ideas and then went on to get some of the papers published in academic journals.</p><p>Since then, Helen has been working on the book <em>Cynical Theories </em>with James Lindsay. The book was published last month. It examines activist scholarship and the contemporary focus on race, gender, and identity, and the problems this causes both within academia and in the wider society.</p><p>You can buy the book <em>Cynical Theories </em>here: <a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cynical-Theories-Scholarship-Everything-Identity/dp/1634312023" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cynical-Theories-Scholarship-Everything-Identity/dp/1634312023</a></p><br><p>This is a link to a documentary video by Mike Nayna about the Grievance Studies project: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVk9a5Jcd1k&amp;t=13s" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVk9a5Jcd1k&amp;t=13s</a></p><br><p>Areo Magazine is here: <a href="https://areomagazine.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://areomagazine.com/</a></p><br><hr><p style="color:grey;font-size:0.75em;"> See <a style="color:grey;" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://acast.com/privacy">acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>