Tasia Alexopoulos is a PhD Candidate in the School of Women’s Studies at York University. From April 2009 to April 2011 Tasia was not allowed to teach at York University in any capacity nor to have any contact with undergraduate students.
Tasia was suspended and subsequently dismissed from a Teaching Assistant position at York University after filing a harassment grievance against her Course Supervisor, Linda Briskin.
Read more about Tasia's case / see documents : "Well, Let Me Tell You How Unpleasant This is Going to be for Your Students," Really Redefining the Possible at York University
"Kissing Ass 101" by Devon Wong
"But then I look at the institution I’m considering pledging my life and soul to and think maybe I should just get the hell out, if only to keep a clear conscience. The academy has gone down the tubes, penetrated at every turn by corporate culture and cancerous bureaucracy. Either you kiss ass or you register for Employment Insurance. The ivory tower is stained yellow, smells a bit off, and is cracked up the middle. .."
"Damn this TA has guts. You just don't expect to find anything but cowards among profs and grad students... and then this happens - someone stands up and doesn't back down: Fuck you radical prof; you ain't gonna kill this woman."
Interview on the Five O' Clock Train, February 16th, 2010
"A dangerous T.A. or a smart doctoral student? Judge for yourself!"
Speaker, De-Grading:Sociological and Pedagogical Critiques of Grading and Alternative Teaching Practices at York University
"Grades aren’t only used to categorize students or to represent the quality of their work. They have an important significance in the training, monitoring, and disciplining of graduate students. In my case, my grade profile indicated to Professor Briskin that I was not following the 125 page book of rules she gave us at the beginning of the year and that I had not ensured that my students would fall into a specific profile."
York U's Linda Briskin: Feminist Scholar or Alpha Bitch? by Activist Teacher
"Despite the well documented circumstances Briskin was not investigated or disciplined and continues to supervise TAs.
So much for the reality of checking one's "hidden curriculum about power".