Chomsky at UA

The Home of Noam

Noam Chomsky,

who joined the UA faculty this fall, is a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He is also the Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

Dr. Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT, has introduced our world to ideas that have excited, incited, and challenged millions of us. His groundbreaking work in linguistics and his fearless engagements in politics, culture, history, and philosophy have profoundly impacted generations of students, scholars, community activists, and members of the public, across and within political and ideological divides.

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Classes & Events

Community Events

March 2, 2:30-3:30 pm, tickets required
Visit TFOB website for details

Current Courses

A class taught by Noam Chomsky and Marv Waterstone, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, 2019
Meets Tuesdays and Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.
See details and registration info


Spring 2019: Office Hours with Noam Chomsky
Free event open to all UA students
Date/time TBD

Relevant Videos

Haury Conversation on Campus Free Speech

On Sept. 5, 2018, the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences presented “The Haury Conversation on Campus Free Speech.” The panel discussed the boundaries of free speech on campus, where there is often a tension between adhering to the legal guidelines of free speech and promoting a non-hostile learning environment. Panelists included: Sigal Ben-Porath, author of “Free Speech on Campus”; Noam Chomsky, an outspoken advocate for free speech; and Nadine Strossen, lawyer and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union. The panel was moderated by famed First Amendment attorney, Bob Corn-Revere.

  • Syntactic Structures, London: Mouton,
  • Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, The Hague: Mouton,
  • Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, Cambridge: M.I.T. Press,
  • Cartesian Linguistics: A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought, New York: Harper and Row,
  • Language and Mind, New York, Harcourt, Brace & World,