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St Andrews University under fire after axing only female gender studies professor

A university has sparked a global row after axing the only female professor on a gender studies course.More than 1,000 students and academics have signed a petition condemning the decision by St Andrews not to renew their contract with Dr Alison Kerr.They say Dr Kerr, an American philosopher, had a crucial role in setting up the institute in 2018 and has led its postgraduate masters course.But having been employed on a fixed-term contract, Dr Kerr's hope of being made a permanent staff member were dashed when she was told her employment...
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