Sign the Statement of Academics on the Settlement of Professor Steven Salaita’s Lawsuit Against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

November 11, 2015

As scholars in a wide range of academic disciplines we write to express that we are both pleased and concerned that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has agreed to settle Professor Steven Salaita’s lawsuit challenging his illegal termination by the UIUC Board of Trustees after he made comments on social media critical of Israel’s military assault on Gaza in the summer of 2014. We note that the University agreed to settle Professor Salaita’s claims only after a federal court had ruled in Professor Salaita’s favor on key elements of his case, including that his employment was terminated after he had been given a contract of employment by UIUC, and that Professor Salaita’s comments on social media were protected by the First Amendment.

We are pleased that the University of Illinois trustees, through the payment of a substantial monetary settlement to Professor Salaita, have acknowledged how Professor Salaita’s termination amounted to a serious violation of both his constitutional right to free speech on matters of public concern, and principles of academic freedom. Agreeing to pay what amounts to the equivalent of Professor Salaita’s salary for ten years, the University of Illinois trustees have implicitly conceded the core claims of Professor Salaita’s lawsuit: that he was illegally terminated in retaliation for his comments in connection with the Israeli war on Gaza, and that UIUC officials’ decision to terminate Professor Salaita was motivated, at least in part, by pressure they received from large donors to the University as was revealed by emails disclosed by the University in connection with the lawsuit.

At the same time, we are concerned about the terms of the settlement for two principal reasons. First, it did not include Professor Salaita’s reinstatement. Although we respect Professor Salaita’s decision to accept the settlement and to move on with his career, we nevertheless call attention to the fact that a cash settlement without an offer of reinstatement leaves unaddressed the unjust terms by which his employment was terminated. Not only were his fundamental rights of free speech and academic freedom abridged, but he remains entitled to reinstatement at UIUC as a matter of principle, whether or not he chooses to accept that reinstatement. As it stands, the settlement demonstrates that the university can abridge such rights at a price, setting a perilous precedent.

Second, we recognize that UIUC’s unlawful treatment of Professor Salaita has had implications well beyond Professor Salaita individually. The UIUC American Indian Studies Program that hired Professor Salaita not only lost Professor Salaita as a colleague (after a rigorous search), it has suffered severe fall-out given the administration’s assault on the autonomy of the program and its selection to appoint Professor Salaita to the program. Professor Salaita’s hire was intended to build a rising, dynamic academic home for research and teaching on American Indian Studies. Now the program struggles with just one and a half academic appointments. The decimation of the American Indian Studies Program at UIUC has been an additional price tag paid by the university’s capitulation to internal and external forces that disapproved of Professor Salaita’s exercise of constitutionally protected rights to free speech. Sadly, the settlement in this case fails to address the larger price paid by students, faculty, and the broader academic community that looked to the University of Illinois as a home of robust academic inquiry into the complex issues of sovereignty, belonging, dispossession, and conquest – both in the U.S. and globally.

On account of the manner in which Professor Salaita was terminated the American Association of University Professors censured UIUC for its failure to conform to sound academic practices as established in AAUP principles. We feel strongly that the monetary settlement of Professor Salaita’s legal claim does not address the underlying breaches of academic freedom and widely accepted standards for the conduct of academic governance that formed the basis of the AAUP sanction in this matter. For this reason we urge the AAUP to not remove UIUC from its list of censured administrations until such time as UIUC adequately addresses the larger pall of uncertainty that has been cast over the manner in which academic freedom is understood and respected at UIUC.

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Katherine Franke
Sulzbacher Professor of Law
Columbia University

Judith Butler
Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology
Wesleyan University

Rashid Khalidi
Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies
Columbia University

Cynthia Franklin
Professor of English
University of Hawai'i

David Palumbo-Liu
Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor
Stanford University

Lisa Duggan
Professor, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
New York University

Kendall Thomas
Nash Professor of Law
Columbia University
James Schamus
Professor of Professional Practice, School of the Arts
Columbia University

Bill V. Mullen
Professor of American Studies
Purdue University

Bruce Robbins
Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Macarena Gomez-Barris
Associate Professor, American Studies & Ethnicity
University of Southern California

Robert Alexander Innes
Assistant Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies
University of Saskatchewan

Lauren Berlant
George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English
University of Chicago

Joseph Massad
Professor, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Columbia University

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
University Professor in the Humanities
Columbia University

Noura Erakat
George Mason University

Sunaina Maira
Professor, Asian American Studies
University of California, Davis

Corey Robin
Professor of Political Science
Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center

Colin Dayan
Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities
Professor of Law
Vanderbilt University

Margaret Russell
Professor of Law
Santa Clara Law

David Prochaska
Department of History
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Lisa Rofel
Director, Center for Emerging Worlds
Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of California, Santa Cruz

Helga Tawil-Souri
Associate Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University

Marianne Hirsch
William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Director, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality
Columbia University

Valerie Forman
Associate Professor, Gallatin School
New York University

Neferti Tadiar
Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Barnard College

Inderpal Grewal
Professor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
Professor, South Asian Studies
Professor, Ethnicity, Race and Migration Studies
Affiliate Faculty in American Studies.
Yale University

Brinkley Messick
Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Columbia University

Kandice Chuh
Professor of English and American Studies
Acting Coordinator, American Studies Certificate Program
CUNY/The Graduate Center

Roderick A. Ferguson
Professor, Department of African American Studies and the Program in Gender and Women's Studies
University of Illinois, Chicago

Valerie Forman
Associate Professor
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
New York University

Natalie Zemon Davis
University of Toronto

Dr. Rima Najjar Merriman
Al-Quds University, Palestine

Stephen Duncombe
Professor of Media and Culture
Gallatin School of Individualized Study &
Media, Culture and Communication, Steinhardt School
New York University

Chandler Davis
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
University of Toronto

Jodi Melamed
Associate Professor
Marquette University

Frederick Neuhouser
Professor of Philosophy
Barnard College

Bruce Levine
J. G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Laura Briggs
Chair and Professor, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ann Cvetkovich
Ellen C. Garwood Centennial Professor of English
Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Alyosha Goldstein
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
American Studies Department
University of New Mexico

David Klein
Professor of Mathematics
California State University, Northridge

Taylor Carman
Dept of Philosophy
Barnard College
Columbia University

Professor E Frances White
Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, FAS
New York University

Kevin Bruyneel
Professor of Politics
Babson College

Miranda Joseph, Professor
Department of Gender & Women's Studies
University of Arizona

Dr Patrick Wolfe,
Honorary Research Associate
History Program
La Trobe University
Australia

Christine B. Harrington
Professor, Wilf Family Department of Politics
Affiliated Faculty, NYU Law School
New York University

David Roediger
Foundation Professor of American Studies
University of Kansas

Magid Shihade
Birzeit University

Leti Volpp
Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law
Berkeley Law

Dean Saranillio
Assistant Professor
New York University

Gayatri Gopinath
Associate Professor, Dept of Social and Cultural Analysis
New York University

Barbara Ransby
Distinguished Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Sandra K. Soto
University of Arizona
Department of Gender & Women's Studies

Lara Deeb
Professor of Anthropology
Scripps College

C. Heike Schotten
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Massachusetts Boston

John Maynard
Professor of English
New York University

Kiara M. Vigil 

Assistant Professor
American Studies

Amherst College

Cynthia Grant Bowman
Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

Chandan Reddy
Associate Professor
English and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
University of Washington

Jeff Goodwin
Professor of Sociology
New York University

Juliana Hu Pegues
Assistant Professor
Smith College

Carolyn Dinshaw
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and English
New York University

Sarah T. Roberts
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Western University

Rebecca Comay
Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto

Aziz Rana
Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

Moon-Ho Jung
Department of History
University of Washington

Vasuki Nesiah
Associate Professor of Practice
The Gallatin School, New York University

Nadine Suleiman Naber
Associate Professor
Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Asian American Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago

Tithi Bhattacharya
Associate Professor, History
Purdue University

Joseph R. Slaughter
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Salah D Hassan
English
Michigan State University

Andrea Gadberry
Assistant Professor
Gallatin School of Individualized Study;
Department of Comparative Literature,
College of Arts & Science
New York University

Malini Johar Schueller
Professor
Department of English
University of Florida

Sinclair Thomson
Associate Professor of History
New York University

Rebecca Schreiber
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of American Studies
University of New Mexico

Benjamin Balthaser
Assistant Professor of English
Indiana University, South Bend

Hannah Gurman
Clinical Associate Professor
Gallatin School
New York University

Alex Dubilet
Visiting Scholar, Department of Religious Studies
Vanderbilt University

Marita Sturken
Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
Steinhardt School
New York University

Susan G Davis, Professor Emerita
Communication Dept, and Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dawn Peterson
Assistant Professor of History
Emory University

Hartry Field
University Professor and Silver Professor of philosophy
New York University

Jules Lobel
Bessie McKee Walthour Professor of Law
University of Pittsburgh Law School

Saba Mahmood
Professor
University of California at Berkeley

Mohan Dutta
Provost's Chair Professor
National University of Singapore

Devika Chawla
Associate Professor
Ohio University

Maritza Stanchich
Professor of English
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Déborah Berman Santa
Professor, Ethnic Studies Department
Mills College

Jenny Sharpe
Professor of English
University of California, Los Angeles

Satya P. Mohanty
Professor of English
Cornell University

Mark Rupert
Professor of Political Science
Syracuse University

Gloria Goodwin Raheja
Professor of Anthropology
University of Minnesota

James Zeigler
Associate Professor of English
University of Oklahoma

Rabia Gregory
Associate Professor of Religioin
University of Missouri

Eric A. Stanley
Assistant Professor
University of California, Riverside

Nicholas Cragoe
Doctoral Candidate
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Margaret Wiener
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Margaret Susan Thompson
Professor of History and Political Science
Syracuse University

Phaedra C. Pezzullo
Associate Professor of Communications
University of Colorado Boulder

Michelle Fine
Professor of Critical Psychology
Graduate Center, CUNY (City University of New York)

Bonnie Honig
Nancy Duke Lewis Professor
Brown University

Amit Baishya
Assistant Professor
University of Oklahoma

Rima Najjar Merriman
Assistant Professor, English
Al-Quds University, Palestine

Robin DeRosa
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Plymouth State University

John Protevi
Phyllis M. Taylor Professor
Louisiana State University

Sarah Schulman
Distinguished Professor
City University of New York

Glenn Hendler
Chair, Department of English
Fordham University

Ebony Coletu
Assistant Professor of English
Pennsylvania State University

Lida Maxwell
Associate Professor of Political Science
Trinity College

Joe Coyle
Graduate Student, Anthropology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Robert T. Tally Jr.
Associate Professor
Texas State University

Benjamin Balthaser
Assistant Professor of English
Indiana University, South Bend

Matthew Jaber Stiffler
Lecture, American Culture
University of Michigan

Robert Wilson
Assistant Professor
The Juilliard School

Idrees Ahmad
lecture in Digital Journalism
University of Stirling

Francois Raffoul
Professor of Philosophy
Louisiana State University

Karen Graubart
Associate Professor of History
University of Notre Dame

Tamsin Shaw
Associate Professor of European Studies
New York University

Neepa Majumdar
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Adam Miyashiro
Assistant Professor of Literature
Stockton University

Satadru Sen
Professor of History
City University of New York

Simon May
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Florida State University

Michael Z. Newman
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Elizabeth Freeman
Professor of English
University of California, Davis

C.G. Estabrook
Visiting Professor, Retired
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Gretchen Head
Assistant Professor of Literature
Yale-NUS College

Gregory J. Seigworth
Professor of Communication
Millersville University

Susan Davis
Professor, Communication
University of ILlinois

Bryan McCann
Assistant Professor of Communication
Louisiana State University

Jacob Remes
Assistant Professor
SUNY Empire State College

Gregory Laynor
Teaching Fellow
University of Washington Bothell

Tyler Curtain
Associate Professor of English
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hassan Melehy
Professor of French
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alexander K. Horton
Student, AFRO & SOC
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Craig Campbell
Associate Professor
St. Edward's University

Luciana Bohne
English Faculty
Edinboro University

Alfred A. Cave
Professor Emeritus
University of Toledo

Megha Anwer
Lecturer
Purdue University

Emanuela Bianchi
Assistant Professor
New York University

William Behun
Instructor
McHenry County College

Juliane Hammer
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Samir hopra
Professor, Philosophy
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Monica Huerta
Provost's Postdoctoral Associate
Duke University

James Fujii
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies
University of California Irvine

Charles E. Jones
Tombros Librarian for Classics
The Pennsylvania State University

Nancy Gallagher
Research Professor
University of California Santa Barbara

Fredrik deBoer
Lecturer, English
Purdue University

Christian Haesemeyer
Professor of Mathematics
University of California Los Angeles

Chandra Talpade Milhanty
Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Syracuse University

Milton Strauss
Professor of Psychology Emeritus
Case Western Reserve University

Joel Beinin
Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History
Stanford University

William Ayers
Distinguished Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

L. Elena Delgado
Professor of Spanish
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Johnny E. Williams
Associate Professor of Sociology
Trinity College

David Shannahoff-Khalsa
Visiting Scholar, BioCircuits Institute & Center for Integrative Medicine
University of California San Diego

Ritty Lukose
Associate Professor
The Gallatin School

Peter N. Kirstein
Professor of History
Saint Xavier University

Stephen Roddy
Professor of East Asian Languages
university of San Francisco

Anthony Paul Smith
Assistant Professor of Religion
La Salle University

Glen Coulthard
Assistant Professor
First Nations and Indigenous Studies
University of British Columbia

Kevin Moloney
Department of Languages
York University

Paul Zarembka
Professor of Economics
State University of New York at Buffalo

Ines Dias
PhD Candidate, Spanish and Portuguese
University of California, Los Angeles

Martin Kich
Professor of English
Wright State University

Zachary Levenson
Graduate Student Instructor, Sociology
University of California, Berkeley

Roi Livne
PhD Candidate, Sociology
University of California, Berkeley

David Coady
Senior Lecturer, Philosophy
University of Tasmania

Harriet Malinowitz
Lecturer, Department of Writing
Ithaca College

Stef Craps
Associate Professor of English Literature
Ghent University

Tim Karr
Visiting International Professor
Kyoto Institute of Technology

Mohammed Sawaie
Professor of Arabic
University of Virginia

Ellie Hamrick
PhD Student, Anthropology
CUNY Graduate Center

Mohamed Sawaie
Professor of Arabic
University of Virginia

Edward J. Gallagher
Professor of French
Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Stephanie Boyle
Assistant Professor of History
CUNY New York City College of Technology

M. Najeeb Shafiq
Associate Professor of Education, Economics & International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh

Sibel Taylor
Associate Lecturer, Film Studies
Oxford Brookes University

Paul Constantino
Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology
Curtin University, Australia

Vicente Diaz
Associate Professor of American Indian Studies
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Alvaro Reyes
Assistant Professor of Geography
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Najat Rahman
Professor of Comparative Literature
University of Montreal

R. Dennis Potter
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Utah Valley University

J.L. Ollenquist
Associate Professor of English
Ferris State University

Robert W. Barrett Jr.
Associate Professor of English
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dana Cloud
Professor, Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Syracuse University

Sudhir Mahadevan
Associate Professor, ComparativeLiterature, Cinema and Media
University of Washington

Seth Kahn
Professor, English
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Gordon Fellman
Professor of Sociology
Brandies University

Anjali Arondekar
Associate Professor, Feminist STudies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Alfred A. Cave
Professor Emeritus
University of Toledo

Caroline Yang
Assistant Professor of English
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

ChristineTaitano DeLisle
AssistantProfessor, American IndianStudies
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas
Professor, Anthropology/Latino Studies
City University of New York

Joscelyn Hermoso
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
San Francisco State University

Margot Francis
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies/Sociology
Brock University

Samer Ali
Associate Professor, Arabic and Islamic Studies
University of Michigan

Wahneema Lubiano
Associate Professor, African & African American Studies and Literature
Duke University

Neni Panourgia
Visiting Associate Professor, Anthropology
The New School for Social Research

Dorit Naaman
Alliance Atlantis Professor of Film and Media
Queen's University

Matthew Abraham
Associate Professor of English
University of Arizona

Eric Covey
Visiting Assistant Professor
Miami University

Stephen Adams
Professor Emeritus
University of Western Ontario

Christopher Breu
Professor of English
Illinois State University

Paul Lyons
Professor of English
University of Hawaii

Mark LeVine
Professor of History
University of California Irvine

Stewart M. Robinson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Cleve State University

Martha Biondi
Professor of African American Studies
Northwestern University

Samera Esmeir
Associate Professor, Department of Rhetoric
University of California Berkeley

Christopher Breu
Professor of English
Illinois State University

Paul Lauter
A.K. & G.M. Smith Professor of Literature, Emeritus
Trinity College

Sally Bachner
Associate Professor of English
Wesleyan University

Robert Vitalis
Professor of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania

Philip Bryer
Designated Professor, Global 30 Program, School of Economics
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Hatem Bazian
Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies and Ethnic Studies
UC Berkeley and Zaytuna College

James Schamus
Professor of Professional Practice, School of the Arts
Columbia University

E. Ann Neel
Professor Emerita, Department of Comparative Sociology and Women's Studies
University of Puget Sound

Ajantha Subramanian
Professor of Anthropology and of South Asian Studies
Harvard University

Brian C. Lovato
Independent Researcher

Kency Cornejo
Assistant Professor, Latin American & Latina/o Art
University of New Mexico

Nancy Welch
Professor of English
University of Vermont

Angela Zito
Associate Professor, Anthropology
New York University

Monika Mehta
Associate Professor, Departent of English
Binghamton University

Barry Eidlin
Assistant Professor of Sociology
McGill University

Michelle Clayton
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies/Comparative Literature
Brown University

Aneil Rallin
Associate Professor of Rhetoric
Soka University of America

Luisa Rodriguez Connal
Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Retired

Clarissa Burt
Associate Professor of Arabic
US Naval Academy

Magdalena Zurawski
Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing
University of Georgia

Richard Marcuse
Instructor, Social Anthropology
University of Victoria

Jesus R. Velasco
Professor
Columbia University

Patricia Palulis
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Ottawa

Lisa Sánchez González
Professor of English
University of Connecticut

Timothy V. Craine
Professor Emeritus, Mathematical Sciences
Central Connecticut State University

Sveta Stoytcheva
Humanities Librarian
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Donald Hindley
Emeritus Professor of Politics
Brandeis University

Patricia Palulis
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Ottawa

Eve Tuck
Associate Professor, Critical Race and Indigenous Studies
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Jeff Noonan
Professor of Philosophy
University of Windsor

Hugh Miller
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Loyola University Chicago

Mohan J. Dutta
Provost's Chair Professor of Communications and New Media
National University of Singapore

Angela C. Asbell
Adjunct Lecturer, Composition and Gender Studies
California State University San Bernardino

James-Henry Holland
Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

John Waters
Director of Studies, Irish Studies Program
New York University

Marcy Newman
Independent scholar, English and American Studies
Rishi Valley School

Lewis Perry
Emeritus Professor of History
Saint Louis University

Joe Auslander
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
University of Maryland

Eric Swanson
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Alejandro I. Paz
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Toronto

Ronald Walter Greene
Chair and Professor of Communication Studies
University of Minnesota

Matthew Basso
Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies
University of Utah

Eric Manning
Research Chair in Philosophy and Relational Art
Concordia University

David Rohrlich
Professor of Mathematics
Boston University

Allan Kulikoff
Baldwin Professor of History
University of Georgia

Aamir Mufti
Professor of Comparative Literature
University of California Los Angeles

Matthew M. Briones
Associate Professor of US History
University of Chicago

Nicholas Mirzoeff
Professor of Media and Visual Culture
New York University

Ikram
Associate Professor of Languages
University of Delaware

Sarah Croucher
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Columbia University

Jean o'Brien
Professor, History and American Indian Studies
University of Minnesota

Mary Baine Campbell
Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Brandeis University

Dr. James T. McCollum
Adjunct Professor, Law
Southern Arkansas University

Marty Roth
Emeritus Professor of English
University of Minnesota

Phil Gasper
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
Notre Dame de Namur University

Juan Carlos Martinez
Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies
Mount Allison University

E. Natalie Rothman
Associate Professor of History
University of Toronto

Elizabeth Castelli
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Religion
Barnard College at Columbia University

Claire Potter
Professor of History
The New School

Erik W. Davis
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Macalester College

Fatemeh Nassirian
Part-time Professor
DeVry University and Community Colleges

Chad Kautzer
Associate Professor of PHilosophy
University of Colorado Denver

Jeff Melnick
Professor of American Studies
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Jason Wyckoff
Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Unviersity of Utah

Marisol LeBrón
Assistant Professor of American Studies
Dickinson College

John Tully
Professor (Honorary)
College of Arts, Victoria University, Melbourne

Colin Sargent
Professor Emeritus
University of Saskatchewan

Patricia Pollock Brodsky
Professor of German and Russian Emerita
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Stephen Soldz
Professor, Psychoanalysis, Society, and Culture
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis

Alexa Firat
Assistant Professor, Arabic Literature
Temple University

Dorothy Wang
Associate Professor, American Studies
Williams College

Richard Gronostajjski
Professor, Biochemistry
University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Abraham Acosta
Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
University of Arizona

Stuart Burrows
Associate Professor of English
Brown University

Jacki Thompson Rand
Associate Professor of History and American Indian and Native Studies
University of Iowa

Bruce Braun
Professor
University of Minnesota

Sarah Hunt
Assistant Professor, First Nations & Indigenous Studies
University of British Columbia

Samantha King
Professor, Kinesiology and Health Studies and Gender Studies
Queen's University

Ariela Gross
John B. & Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law & History
University of Southern California

Khaled Beydoun
Assistant Professor of Law
Barry Law School

D. Shane Petersen
PRofessor, Department of Humanities
Community College of Denver

Rachel Rubin
Professor of American Studies
University of Massachusetts

Candice L. Shelby
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Colorado Denver

Gaye Tuchman
PRofessor Emerita of Sociology
University of Connecticut

Garry Potter
Professor, Department of Sociology
Wilfrid Laurier University

Scott Morgensen
Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Queen's University

Anthony Ashbolt
Politics and International Studies
University of Wollongong, Australia

Alireza Doostdar
Assistant Professor, Divinity School
University of Chicago

William H. Slavick
Professor of English (Retired)
University of Southern Maine

Michael Meeropol
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Western New England University

Don Barry
Astronomer
Cornell University

Geoffrey R. Hope
Professor, French and Italian
University of Iowa

Cyra Akila Choudhury
Professor of Law
Florida International University

Ginger Marcus
Professor of the Practice of Japanese Language
Washington University in Saint Louis

Beth Stephens
Professor of Law
Rutgers Law School

Jake Mattox
Associate Professor, English
Indiana University South Bend

Michael Habib
Professor of Finance
University of Zurich

Larry Hannant
Instructor and Visiting Associate Professor
Camosun College and the University of Victoria

Elizabeth J. Ordonez
Professor Emerita Spanish
University of Texas at Arlington

Clarisa Victoria Williams
Adjunct Math Professor
East Los Angeles Community College

Eman Mosharafa
Assistant Professor of Communication
City University of New York

Sunera Thobani
Associate Professor
University of British Columbia

Omar Figueredo
PhD Candidate in Romance Studies
Cornell University

Mary Louise Adams
Professor, Kinesiology and Health Studies
Queen's University

Tobias Gregory
Associate Professor of English
The Catholic University of America

Christopher Peterson
Senior Lecturer, Writing and Society Research Centre
Western Sydney University

Amber Kelsie
Doctoral Candidate, Communication
University of Pittsburgh

Andrew Dilts
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Loyola Marymount University

Martin F. Manalansan IV
Associate Professor
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Steven J. Wagner
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Roshanak Kheshti
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies
UC San Diego

Victoria Saker Woeste
Research Professor, U.S. Legal History
American Bar Foundation

Yvonne Younis
Civil Engineer
University of Texas at Tyler

Al Kagan
Professor of Library AdministrationEmeritus
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Paola Bacchetta
Associate Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Shoaff
Assistant Professor, Department of Gender & Race Studies
University of Alabama

Amy Lind
Mary Ellen Heintz Professor and Head of Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies
University of Cincinnati

Louise Lamphere
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emerita
University of New Mexico

Lilia Rosas
University Studies
St. Edward's University

Peter Lake, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Rural Family Medicine (Retired)
University of British Columbia

Joshua Stacher
Political Science
Kent State University

Christian K. Wedemeyer
Associate Professor of the History of Religions
University of Chicago

Patricia Morton
Associate Professor of Art History
University of California, Riverside

LeAnne Howe
Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature
University of Georgia

Elena Creef
Professor, Women's & Gender Studies
Wellesley College

Iain Kerr
Associate Professor
Montclair State University

Radmila Nastic
Professor of English Literature
University of Kragujevac, University of Belgrade

Robert Nichols
Assistant Professor of Politics
University of Minnesota

Jesse Lemisch
Emeritus, Department of History
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Luana Ross
Associate Professor
University of Washington

Susan D. Amussen
Professor of History
University of California, Merced

Curtis Marez
Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
University of California, San Diego

Edward Kazarian
Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
Rowan University

Tami Gold
Professor of Media Studies
Hunter College

Deborah Gordon
Associate Professor, Women's Studies
Wichita State University

Jakeet Singh
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Government
Illinois State University

Jyotsna Kapur
Professor, Cinema Studies
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Kimberly Robertson
Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies and Women's and Gender Studies
California State University, Northridge

Caren Kaplan
Professor, American Studies
University of California Davis

Raka Shome
Visiting Fellow, National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore

Matthew J. Countryman
Associate Professor of History, American Culture, and African-American Studies
University of Michigan

Moustafa Bayoumi
Professor of English
Brookllyn College, City University of New York

Eric Smoodin
Professor, American Studies Program
University of California, Davis

Lennard J. Davis
Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

Katherine Steele Brokaw
Assistant Professor of English
University of California, Merced

Joseph Giovannetti
Professor Emeritus, Native American Studies
Humboldt State University

Matthew J. Brown
Associate Professor of Philosophy
The University of Texas at Dallas

Rupal Oza
Associate Professor, Gender Studies
Hunter College, CUNY

Michael Keefer
Professor Emeritus, English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph

Jon Jang
Visiting Professor & Lecturer
Various Universities

Roger Whitson
Assistant Professor of English
Washington State University

Sue Haglund
University of Hawai'i
University of Hawai'i

Ghada Hashem Talhami
D.K. Pearsons Professor of Politics, emerita
Lake Forest College

Morton K. Brussel
Professor emeritus
University of Illinois

Aaron Jaffe
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
The Juilliard School

Pamela Gilbert
Professor
University of Florida

Amanullah De Sondy
Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam
University College Cork, Ireland

Aman Wardak
Teaching Associate
California State University, East Bay

Anthony Sze-Fai Shiu
Associate Professor, English
university of Missouri - Kansas City

Nadia Yaqub
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michelle Saee
Lecturer, Architecture
Design Instructor, University of Southern California

Robert A. Wilson
Professor of Philosophy
University of Alberta

Matthew Read
Lecturer
Feng-Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan

Ivonne del Valle
Associate Professor/Spanish and Portuguese
University of California Berkeley

Nell Haynes
Postdoctoral Researcher
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Steve Macek
Professor, Department of Communication
North Central College

Jonathan Sterne
Professor and James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology
McGill University

Justin Schwartz, Esq. PhD.
Law, Philosophy, Political Science
No Affiliation

Ronak K. Kapadia
Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago

Zachary Richter
First Year PhD Student in Communication Studies
University of California, San Diego

Daniel L. Robertson
Professor Emeritus, English and Applied Linguistics
University of Guam

Ramon Quintero
Graduate Student Instructor
University of California, Los Angeles

Damion Scott
Adjunct Professor, Africana Studies and Philosophy
City University of New York

Paul McDermott
Adjunct Professor, Classical Languages and Literature
California State University at Northridge

Saadia Toor
Associate Professor of Sociology
College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Judy Davidson
Associate Professor, Physical Education and Recreation
University of Alberta

Christopher Taylor
Assistant Professor of English
university of Chicago

Hani Mansour
Associate Professor
University of Colorado Denver

Pratap Raychaudhuri
Associate Professor, Physics
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Benjamin D'Harlingue
Lecturer, Communication
Saint Mary's College of California

Catherine Zimmer
Associate Professor
Pace University

Ken Lokensgard, Ph.D.
Research and Graduate Student Coordinator, Native American Programs
Washington State University

Suad Joseph
Distinguished Professor
University of California, Davis

Brian Cummings
Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of California - Irvine

Ivonne del Valle
Associate Professor/Spanish and Portuguese
University of California Berkeley

Kumars Salehi
Graduate Student Instructor in German
University of California Berkeley

Joshua Clover
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
University of California Davis

Radhika Balakrishnan
Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Rutgers University

Janice Williamson
Professor, Deaprtment of English & Film Studies
University of Alberta

Michiel Bot
Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Society
Al-Quds Bard College

Robert E. Rinehart
Associate Professor, Te Oranga School of Human Development and Movement
University of Waikato Aotearoa, New Zealand

Manzar Foroohar
History Professor
California Polytechnic State University

Kenneth Surin
Professor of Literature and Critical Theory
Duke University

Constance Penley
Professor of Film and Media Studies
University of California Santa Barbara

Narendra Subramanian
Professor of Political Science
McGill University

Hatem Bazian
Lecture, Near Eastern Studies and Ethnic Studies
University of California Berkeley and Zaytuna College

Kaouthar Darmoni
Assistant Professor, Gender & Media
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mark Le Quement
Post Doctoral Student
University of Bonn

S. Charusheela
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington, Bothell

Katherine H. Tachau
Professor, History
University of Iowa

Juliana Chang
Professor of English
Santa Clara University

Ahmed Abbes
Directeur de Recherche
Centre national de la recherche scientifique

Daiva Stasiulis
Professor of Sociology
Carleton University

Jigna Desai
Professor, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
University of Minnesota

Adam John Waterman
Assistant Professor
Director of Graduate Studies, English
American University of Beirut

Amy Brandzel
Assistant Professor of American Studies
University of New Mexico

Colin Danby
Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington, Bothell

Charles Pinderhughes
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Essex County College

Anne M. Martinez
American Culture and Cultural Theory
Rijsuniversiteit Groningen

Assaf Kfoury
Professor of Computer Science
Boston University

Mostafa A. Foda
Professor Emeritus, Civil & Environmental Engineering
university of California at Berkeley

Francesco Fattori
PhD Social Psychology
University of Verona

Vida Samiian
Professor of Linguistics
California State University, Fresno

Maria Aristodemou
Reader in Law
Birkbeck, University of London

Terri Ginsberg
Assistant Professor of Film
The American University in Cairo

Nouri Gana
Associate Professor
University of California Los Angeles

Dina Al-Kassim
Associate Professor, English Department
University of British Columbia

Frederico G. Carvalho
PhD Neutron Physics, Senior Researcher (retired)
IST Lisbon University Center for Nuclear Physics

Arthur Ogus
Professor of Mathematics
University of California at Berkeley

Barry McCrea
Keough Family Chair of English and Comparative Literature
University of Notre Dame

Jami Weinstein
Associate Professor
Linköping University

Derek Sayer
Professor of Cultural History
Lancaster University, United kingdom

Aaron Barlow
Associate Professor of English
City University of New York - New York City College of Technology

Marius Kwint
Reader in Visual Culture
University of Portsmouth

Barbara Winslow
Professor Emerita Women's and Gender Studies Program
Brooklyn College
City University of New York

Bhanu Pratap Das
Professor of Physics
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Ada Cheng
Associate Professor
DePaul University

Stan Smith
Emeritus Professor in English
Nottingham Trent University

Jamal Mirmouni
Professor, Physics
Mentouri University, Constantine, Algeria

Aleksandar Stevic
Junior Research Fellow in Literary STudies
King's College, University of Cambridge

Maria Aristodemou
Reader in Law
Birkbeck, University of London

Huma Dar
Lecturer, Asian American & Asian Diasporas Studies Program
University of California Berkeley

Laurence Davis
College Lecturer in Government
University College Cork, Ireland

Piya Chatterjee
Backstrand Chair, FGSS
Scripps College

Goldie Osuri
Associate Professor, Sociology
University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Peter J. King
College Lecturer in Philosophy
Pembroke College, University of Oxford

Herman De Ley
Emeritus Professor
Ghent University (Belgium)

Ritty Lukose
Associate Professor, The Gallatin School
New York University

Jonathan Nassim
Tutor, Philosophy
Birkbeck College, University of London

Yoke-Sum Wong
History
Lancaster University

Maimuna Islam
Associate Professor, English
The College of Idaho

Maria Hantzopoulos
Associate Professor, Department of Education
Vassar College

John Trimbur
Professor of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Emerson College

Akhtar Ehtisham
MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Downstate Brooklyn

Howard Winant
Professor of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Zakia Salime
Associate Professor of Sociology, Gender and Women's Studies
Rutgers University

Jennifer Daryl Slack
Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies
Michigan Technological University

Guillerma De Ferrari
Professor of Spanish
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Neve Gordon
Political Science
Ben Gurion University

Matthew Dye
Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology

Shira Robinson
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs
The George Washington University

Jim Holstun
Professor of English
University at Buffalo

James Strick
Professor and Chair
Program in Science, Technology and Society
Franklin and Marshall College

Isis Nusair
Associate Professor of International and Women's & Gender Studies
Denison University

Amy Leonard
Associate Professor of History
Georgetown University

Peter Van Roy
Associate Research Scientist
Yale University

David W. Chadwick
Professor of Information Systems Security
University of Kent, United Kingdom

Elmer Tory
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science
Mount Allison University

Andrew Paul Gutierrez
Professor Emeritus - - Ecosystem Sciences
University of California at Berkeley

Ben Silverstein
Lecturer in Indigenous Studies
University of New South Wales

Mara Sapon-Shevin
Professor of Inclusive Education
Syracuse University

Patrick Mullen
Associate Professor of English
Northeastern University

Eric Cheyfitz
Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters
Cornell University

S. West Gurley
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Sam Houston State University

Barry Trachtenberg
Director, Judaic Studies Program & Associate Professor of History
University at Albany, SUNY

Stanley Malinowitz
Associate Professor of Economics
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Les Levidow
Senior Research Fellow
Open University, United Kingdom

Andrew Ross
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis
New York University

Steven C. Caton
Khaled bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor
Harvard University

Tim Poland
Professor of English
Radford University

Dr. Leslie D. Hannah
Professor of Cherokee Studies
Rogers State University

Barton L. Anderson
Professor
University of Sydney

Ann Rudinow Saetnan
Professor of Sociology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Amina Steinfels
Associate Professor of Religion
Mount Holyoke College

Rohan Kalyan
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Cultural Thought
Virginia Tech

Francine Tyler
Adjunct Professor
Long Island University

Linda Charnes
Professor of English and West European Studies
Indiana University, Bloomington

Shaka McGlotten
Associate Professor, Media Society and the Arts
Purchase College - SUNY

Nadje Al-Ali
Professor of Gender Studies
SOAS University of London

Jane Kilgore, MD
Clinical Professor, University of North Dakota
University of North Dakota Medical School

Deepa Kumar
Associate Professor of Media Studies
Rutgers University

Henry Bucher
Associate Professor Emeritus, Humanities
Austin College, Sherman, TX
Jana Everett
Professor of Political Science
University of Colorado Denver

Anu (Aradhana) Sharma
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Wesleyan University

Manal A. Jamal
Associate Professor of Political Science
James Madison University

Donna Young
Professor of Law
Albany Law School

Pranav Jani
Associate Professor of English
Ohio State University

Philip Goldstein
Emeritas Professor of English
University of Delaware

Ross Hamilton
Professor of English
Barnard College

Richard Waller
Associate Professor of History and IR Emeritus
Bucknell University

Cory Wimberly
Associate Professor
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Jack Sigel
Emeritus Professor of English
Shimer College

Peter B. Meyer
Professor Emeritus of Urban Policy and Economics
University of Louisville

Geoffrey R. Skoll
Associate Professor Emeritus, Criminal Justice
Buffalo State College

G. Patterson
Lecture of English and Affiliate in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Appalachian State University

Rosalind Petchesky
Distinguished Professor Emerita of Political Science
Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

James Petras
Bartle Professor Emeritus
Binghamton University

Asma Jafri
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, Davis

Kamran Rastegar
Associate Professor, Arabic and Comparative Literature
Tufts University

Jonathan Kramnick
Maynard Mack Professor of English
Yale University

David Watt
Professor of History
Temple University

Therese Saliba
Third World Feminist Studies
Evergreen State College

Rahul K. Gairola
Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Literature
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Deborah Cohen
Associate Professor of History
university of Missouri, St. Louis

Justin Quinn
Association Professor, Anglophone Literature
University of West Bohemia

Paula Chakravarttty
Associate Professor
Department of Media, Culture and Communication
New York University

James Iffland
Professor, Spanish and Latin American Literature
Boston University

Tabitha Chester
Visiting Assistant Professor, Black Studies and Women's and Gender Studies
Denison University

Susan Slyomovics
Professor of Anthropology
University of California Los Angeles

Merrill Cole
Associate Professor of English
Western Illinois University

Eleanor Roffman
Professor Emerita
Lesley University

Eileen Boris
Hull Professor of Feminist Studies, Professor of History, Black Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar
Columbia University

Valerie Ann Johnson
Mott Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies
Bennett College

Rebecca E. Karl
Associate Professor of History
New York University

David McNally
Professor
York University

Sharon Irish
Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Shubhra Gururani
Associate Professor, Anthropology
York University, Toronto, Canada

Adriana Ponce
Associate Professor of music
Illinois Wesleyan University

Kristen Hoerl
Associate Professor of Critical Communication and Media Studies
Butler University

Samuel K. Handelman
Research Assistant Professor; Mollecular Virology, Immunology
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Efrain Flores-Rivera
Librarian III, Associate Professor
University of Puerto Rico

Michael Friedman
Assistant Professor, Biology
American University of Antigua, Saint John's & Barbados

Rosalie Riegle
Professor Emerita in English
Saginaw Valley State University

Susan Gauss
Associate Professor, History
University at Albany, SUNY

Thomas Cummings
Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
Bradley University

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