Petitions & Statements for Reinstatement of Dr. Steven Salaita

Petition from scholars in all disciplines

Contact: Fred Moten, UC Riverside, 

General public petition

Philosophy scholars petition

Contact: John Protevi, Louisiana State University, 

Political Science petition

Contact: Joe Lowndes, University of Oregon,  

English petition 

Contact: Elaine Freedgood, NYU, 

History petition

Contact: J. Otto Pohl, University of Ghana, 

Rhetoric and composition petition

Contact: Matthew Abraham, Universiry of Arizona, 

Constitutional law scholars petition

Contact: Katherine Franke, Columbia Law School,

Women’s studies petition

Contact: Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College, 

Chicana/o and Latino/a studies petition

Contact: Luz Calvo, California State University, East Bay. 

Communications petition

Contingent academic workers statement

Sociology petition

Anthropology petition

Asian American Studies petition


Library and Information Science petition

UIUC graduate student petition

General graduate student petition

Petition from faculty in Ohio

Contact: Pranav Jani, Ohio State University, 

Scientist and engineer petition

Ford Foundation Fellows

Organizational Statements:

Letter from Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Statement

US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) Statement

Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) Statement

Modern Language Association (MLA) Statement

American Studies Association (ASA) Statement

Arab American Studies Association (AASA) Statement

Joint Statement of British Committee for the Universities of Palestine & l’Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine

Statement by the Executive Committee of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UIUC

Letter from scholars committed to advancing critical and open perspectives on the Israel-Palestine conflict

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association statement

California Scholars for Academic Freedom

American Historical Association

Graduate Employee’s Union, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

American Comparative Literature Association

American Anthropological Association

Graduate Students in the Department of Anthropology, UIUC

University of Illinois Jewish Community Letter

American Political Science Association

Individual Letters:

Michael Rothberg, Professor and Head of the Department of English, UIUC

Robin D. G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor of History & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in United States History, UCLA

Miriam E. Sweeney, Assistant Professor of Library & Information Studies, University of Alabama

Michael Bérubé, Edwin Earl Sparks Professor of Literature, Pennsylvania State University

Sarah T. Roberts, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS), Western University

Giorgio Mariani, Professor of American Literature, Sapienza University of Rome

Letter from academics who have travelled to Palestine

David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University

Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor, departments of Modern Culture and Media (MCM) and Political Science, Brown University

Pauline Park, UIUC Ph.D, ‘94

Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

Nathalie Zemon Davis, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History emeritus, Princeton University

Katherine Franke, sidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia University

Updates on the case:

Support Salaita Facebook Page for updates and donations

Corey Robin’s blog

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