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Matthew Katzman is an American citizen and Oxford University lecturer who is causing controversy for his role in a student group’s efforts to remove a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from a wall at Oxford University’s Magdalen College.
Daily Mail reported: “The 25-year-old brought forward the measure to ‘cancel’ the Queen in his role as president of Magdalen’s Middle Common Room (MCR), which is made up of graduates.”
The Sun reported that Katzman is 25 and “the son of a top lawyer from Maryland.” According to NPR, the Queen’s portrait will be removed from a room at Oxford University’s Magdalen College because students expressed concerns about colonialism.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson tweeted, “Oxford University students removing a picture of the Queen is simply absurd. She is the Head of State and a symbol of what is best about the UK. During her long reign she has worked tirelessly to promote British values of tolerance, inclusivity & respect around the world.” Daily Mail reported that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he supported Williamson’s comments. But others have supported the decision to remove the portrait.
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He is 25 years old.
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Daily Mail noted that Katzman is “the son of a top lawyer at international firm Steptoe & Johnson. His family live in a £4million mansion in Washington DC.”
According to Daily Mail, Katzman, the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, said the move did not “equate to a statement on the Queen” but was taken down to create “a welcoming, neutral place for all members regardless of background, demographic, or views.”
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Professor Kehinde Andrews, the UK’s first Black studies professor in the UK, today said he did not know why it was a big deal that Oxford University students voted to remove a portrait of the Queen from their common room.
A committee of students in Magdalen college agreed the painting of Queen Elizabeth would be taken down because she “represents colonialism.”
It has emerged the President of the Middle Common Room (MCR) at Magdalen tabled the motion to remove the artwork.
Matthew Katzman, 25, is a lecturer in computer science and the son of a top lawyer from Maryland.
The decision was voted through by a substantial majority, with one student making the comment that ‘patriotism and colonialism are not really separable’.
The portrait will now be replaced by “art by or of other influential and inspirational people.”
Speaking on Good Morning Britain today about whether the Queen had been “cancelled”, Professor Andrews said “if we’re honest the Queen doesn’t just represent modern colonialism, the Queen is probably the number one symbol of white supremacy in the entire world”.
“A born to rule elite of this really white family. The head of the commonwealth which is actually the empire.”
“Even in that picture she’s wearing jewels stolen from different parts of the black and brown world,” he added.
“If we’re 100 per cent honest that’s what the Queen represents and if the students decide they don’t want the Queen in the common room I’m not sure why it’s such a big deal.”
The painting in question was a piece featuring the Queen in her youth, wearing the blue sash that represents her role as a member of the Royal Victorian Order. She is also sporting a variety of jewels.
Andrews is a professor of black studies at Birmingham City University – where senior lecturers receive an average base salary of £46,000, the Mail Online reported.
Andrews is leader of the Organisation of Black Unity (OBU), which has called for a separate black curriculum and backs a racial revolution.
Katzman released a lengthy statement to Daily Mail that also read:
The Magdalen College MCR yesterday [Monday] voted to remove an inexpensive print of the queen that was hung in the common room a few years ago (a motion I brought forward in my role as MCR President as I do all motions raised in a sub-committee). It is being stored securely and will remain in the MCR’s art collection. The action was taken after a discussion of the purpose of such a space, and it was decided that the room should be a welcoming, neutral place for all members regardless of background, demographic, or views. he Royal Family is on display in many areas of the college, and it was ultimately agreed that it was an unnecessary addition to the common room. The views of the MCR do not reflect the views of Magdalen College, and the aesthetic decisions made by the voting members of its committee do not equate to a statement on the Queen. Indeed, no stance was taken on the Queen or the Royal Family – the conclusion was simply that there were better places for this print to be hung.
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On his LinkedIn page, Katzman says he’s a part-time lecturer at Jesus College Oxford for the past year and nine months.
“One of three academics selected to lead undergraduate computer science tutorials for Jesus College pupils,” he wrote. “Engage with students in private or semi-private lessons aimed at improving understanding of computer science concepts. Aid in college admissions and interviews as an associate member of the Senior Common Room.”
Before that, he was a “micro-intern” at Wattson Blue in London. “Dove into existing codebase to understand which algorithms were relevant to the tasks I was assigned,” he wrote. “Restructured and rewrote large portions of back-end software to significantly improve throughput.”
He was also a course tutor in artificial intelligence for Oxford’s Department of Computer Science.
He is getting his doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford, and his field of study is computer science. He expects to graduate in 2022.
He listed the following “Activities and Societies:” President of Computer Science Committee of Graduate Students, Algorithms and Complexity Representative on Joint Consultative Committee of Graduates, Student Chair and Computer Science Representative on Graduate Joint Consultative Forum of Mathematics and Physical/Life Sciences Division, Vice President of Magdalen College Middle Common Room, Team Leader in The Oxford Student Consultancy.
On his LinkedIn page, Katzman noted that he attended Stanford University, receiving both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree. He was a tutor for students in STEM fields. “Led workshops teaching students LaTeX and introductory programming skills necessary for coursework,” he wrote.
He was also a course assignment for classes in artificial intelligence systems and theory.
He previously worked as an assistant trader intern at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG) in 2017 and for the American Institutes for Research in Washington D.C.