Steven Salaita: The University of Illinois Is Not an Island

Dear Chancellor Wise: It is with shock and great sadness that I write to you today, upon learning that you have rescinded a faculty position for Dr. Steven Salaita, intended to begin in just days. I will keep my comments brief, as I have little doubt that you are receiving a number of communiqués related… Continue reading Steven Salaita: The University of Illinois Is Not an Island

Steven Salaita: L’université d’Illinois n’est pas une île

version originale (langue anglaise): https://illusionofvolition.com/2014/08/06/steven-salaita-the-university-of-illinois-is-not-an-island/ Chère Madame la Chancelière Wise : C'est avec un sentiment de choc et de grande tristesse que je vous écris aujourd'hui, en apprenant que vous aviez annulé une position universitaire pour le Dr. Steven Salaita, qui devait commencer dans quelques jours. Je serai brève, parce que je ne doute pas que… Continue reading Steven Salaita: L’université d’Illinois n’est pas une île

A Visit to Palestine

I'm back stateside after a remarkable 12-day trip in Palestine with a group of nine other incredible and amazing scholars. During that time, I visited five Palestinian universities, met numerous professors and students and administrators, went to several incredible research and cultural organizations, met with people in their homes, visited amazing holy sites such as… Continue reading A Visit to Palestine

The Turning Tide: The ASA and Call for Academic Boycott of Israel

I have followed with great interest the events of the past several weeks, as the American Studies Association put forward its historic resolution to honor calls from Palestinian civil society for an academic boycott of Israel. The process underwent more democratic engagement of membership than any other in that body’s history; while the resolution passed the ASA Council… Continue reading The Turning Tide: The ASA and Call for Academic Boycott of Israel