UCSB professor allegedly steals pro-life students’ sign, attacks student

Kaitlyn Schallhorn
Former Reporter

  • Students were standing in a free speech zone at UCSB.
  • Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies, allegedly taunted the students and stole their sign.
  • Miller-Young attacked a student who filmed the incident, shoving her off an elevator and grabbing her camera.
  • A feminist studies professor at the University of California—Santa Barbara (UCSB) verbally and physically assaulted a group of pro-life demonstrators earlier this month.

    According to a video one of the demonstrators filmed during the altercation, Mireille Miller-Young, associate professor of feminist studies, taunted the students before physically taking one of the groups’ large signswhich displayed photos of aborted fetusesand walking away.

    “I may be a thief but you’re a terrorist.” the professor can be heard saying in the video.

    Most of the pro-life demonstrators hailed from Thomas Aquinas College, a nearby school. The demonstrators were standing in a free-speech zone at UCSB when the altercation occurred.

    The pro-life demonstrators followed the professor, who had their sign in tow, and were accosted by other students.

    “She overrides you because she teaches at the university,” one student said.

    Miller-Youngwho according to her faculty specializes in a litany of areas including pornography, feminist and queer theory, and black film, at one point is seen attacking the student filming the incident—pushing her off the elevator and grabbing her camera.

    “The University is aware of the incident and it is being reviewed by the appropriate offices. It is University policy not to discuss personnel matters,” a university spokesperson told Campus Reform in a statement.

    Miller-Young did not respond to a request for comment.

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    Kaitlyn Schallhorn

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn

    Former Reporter

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a reporter with Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform, Kaitlyn was a reporter at Red Alert Politics and covered business and restaurants for the Alexandria Times.  

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