Academics Letter of Solidarity With Iranian Protesters
We, the undersigned academics, proudly proclaim our support for the brave Iranian protesters fighting against austerity, rampant government corruption and repressive state violence in favor of democracy. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s use of violent force against peaceful protesters and call on the Iranian government to release those demonstrators it has arrested. We call on the international community to condemn these killings for what they are, a state-led massacre of unarmed civilians. In under three days, well over one hundred defenceless protesters have been killed by Iranian security forces. Internet access has since been restricted to unforeseen levels and will only provide the regime with more cover with which to defy protester's rights. We hereby call on the international community to do what is possible to restore internet access to those inside Iran, to provide any needed shelter for protesters at embassies, and to vocally condemn the architects of this repression.

In solidarity,

Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University
Janet Afary, Mellichamp Chair, University of California Santa Barbara
Nayereh Tohidi, Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Director of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, California State University, Northridge
Nancy Fraser, Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research
Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, NSSR
Cinzia Arruzza, Associate Professor of Philosophy, NSSR
Chiara Bottici, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The New School
Anne McNevin, Associate Professor, The New School
Stanley Thangaraj, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, City College of New York
Nadje Al-Ali, Robert Family Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology and Middle East Studies, Brown University
Andreas Kalyvas, Associate Professor of Politics, NSSR
Martin Breaugh, Associate Professor, York University
Misagh Parsa, Professor of Sociology, Dartmouth College
Eric Davis, Professor, Political Science, Rutgers University
Nidhi Mahajan, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UCSC
Chiara Piazzesi, Professor, Université du Québec à Montreal
Dr Iman Ganji, Freie Universität Berlin
Charles Rudig, Adjunct Professor Brooklyn College, PhD Candidate CUNY Graduate Center
Kazem Alamdari, Retired Professor of Sociology, California State University, Northridge
Bessma Momani, Professor University of Waterloo
David Roden, Associate Lecturer, The Open University
Farhad Khosrokhavar, Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris
Jean-Pierre Couture, Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of Ottawa
Jon Bekken, Professor, Albright College
Ali Arab, Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Jean-Pierre Cardoso Caron, Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Jean Beaman, Assistant Professor, University of California-Santa Barbara
Scott Ritner, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Temple University
Afshin Marashi, Farzaneh Family Chair in Modern Iranian History, University of Oklahoma
Nilay Ozok-Gundogan, Assistant Professor of Ottoman and Middle East History, Florida State University
Sara Pursley, Assistant Professor, New York University
Can E. Mutlu, Associate Professor, Acadia University
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Professor, Northwestern University
Zachary Lockman, Professor, New York University
Tariq Modood, Professor, University of Bristol
Abdollah Dehzangi, Assistant professor, Morgan State University
Shaiel Ben-Ephraim, Lecturer, UCLA
Nadia Jones-Gailani, Assistant Professor, Central European University
Hussein Banai, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington
Lior Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Penn State
Jacob Segal, Associate Professor of Political Science, Kingsborough Community of the City of New York
Ioannis Tsekouras, Ethnomusicology visiting lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rima Majed, AUB
Kazem Kazerounian, Professor, University of Connecticut
Ali Akbar Mahdi, Sociologist, California State University
Sama Alshaibi, Professor, University of Arizona
Dr.Borzumehr Toloui Semnani, Instructor, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Zahra Ali, Rutgers University
Firouzeh Nahavandi, Full professor Université libre de Bruxelles
Touraj Atabaki, International Institute of Social History
Melissa F. Weiner, Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, USA
Lama Abu Odeh, Law Professor, Georgetown Law Center
Judith Naeff, Assistant Professor, Leiden University
Reza Negarestani, Director of Critical Philosophy Programme, The New Centre for Research and Practice
Dilip Simeon PhD; (Retired teacher, University of Delhi)
Mohamad Navab, UCLA Cardiology
Mark Gould, Professor of Sociology, Haverford College
Benjamin Breen, Assistant Professor, History, UC Santa Cruz
Marianne Hafnor Bøe, Associate professor, University of Stavanger, Norway
James Muldoon, University of Exeter
Dina Vozab, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb
Diederick van den Ende, Lecturer Utrecht University
Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch Professor, University Grenoble Alpes, France
David R Cole, Associate Professor, Western Sydney University
Pooyan Tamimi Arab, Assistant Professor Religious Studies, Utrecht University
Sara Yazdani, Lecturer, Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technologies
Doreen Mende, curator and theorist, Associate Professor CCC Research Programm Visual Arts Department HEAD Genève / Switzerland, Harun Farocki Institut Berlin
Zakia Salime, Associate Professor , Rutgers
Liam Ward, Lecturer in Media and Communication, RMIT University
Amir Kalan, Lecturer, University of Toronto
Michael Karadjis, Lecturer, Western Sydney University
Judith blau, Emerita, Univ of North Carolina
Dr. Idrees Ahmad, University of Stirling
Mansoor Moaddel, Professor, University of Maryland
Kazem Kardavani, Ph.D., Sociologist, Former Professor
Masoud Farhang, Retired Professor of Political Science, Bennington College
Shadi Mokhtari, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University Washington
Paola Rivetti, Lecturer, Dublin City University
Jalil Roshandel Professor Emeritus, ECU
James Gustafson, Assoc. Professor of History, Indiana State University
Arsalan Kahnemuyipour, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Toronto
Dr. A Alayarian MD, PhD, Programme Leader clinical Doctorate/PhD and Chair of the Board of Trustee
Nasrin Rahimieh Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine
Nima Gerami, University of Oxford
Nader Hashemi, Associate Professor, University of Denver
Viktoria Pötzl, Assistant Professor, Grinnell College, Grinnell, USA
Courtney Gildersleeve, Lecturer, University of Minnesota
Amir Hadadzadeh, Assistant Professor-University of Memphis
Richard Tapper, Emeritus Professor, University of London
Hamid Andishan, Part Time Professor, University of Ottawa
Sam Friedman, Research Professor, NYU Medical School, NY, NY
Yasser Munif, Assistant professor of sociology, Emerson College
Farshid Sadatsharifi, Mcgill University
Alborz Ghandehari, Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Shahrzad Shapoori, University College London
Shakuntala Banaji, Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
Lauren Minsky, Assistant Professor, New York University
Pascale Devette, Professeure Adjointe, Science Politique, University de Montreal
Zeyno Ustun, Postdoc & University of Pennsylvania
Daria Tombolelli, Post-Doc Researcher, Technical University of Berlin
Sara Hassani, Fellow & PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, NSSR
Camila Gripp, Research Associate, Yale University
María Cecilia Padilla, PhD Student, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET, Argentina.
Juliana Broad, alum, University of Cambridge
Violet Rusu, Master of Global Affairs Candidate, Sciences Po University
Arash Azizi, PhD Candidate, NYU
Milton Arencibia, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Physics, West Virginia University
Arya Zahedi, PhD student, Politics, New School for Social Research
Alex Ahmed, Doctoral Candidate, Northeastern University
Adam Payne, PhD Student, Depart. of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University
Cristina Awadalla, PhD Student, Sociology, UC, Santa Barbara
Alexandra Panzarelli, PhD student NSSR
Nooshin Samimi, PhD student, Anthropology Department, University of Pennsylvania
Elham Kazemi, PhD Candidate, University of California, Irvine
Tanzilya Oren, PhD Candidate, Fordham University
Milod Kazerounian, PhD Student, University of Maryland
Mahta Ansari, UIUC Graduate student
Raven Hetzler, PhD Student, UMass Amherst
Elif, PhD student, New School for Social Research
Emre Sahin, PhD Candidate, Binghamton University
Mahsa Alimardani, Phd Student at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Naveed Sarmad, Undergrad Student, University of Delhi
Nicole Leaver, MA Candidate, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Begoña Gerling, PhD Candidate, New School for Social Research
Mayra Cotta, PhD Student, NSSR
Reid Wilcox, MS Candidate, Columbia University
Anastasia Kalk, PhD student, NSSR
Tatiana Llaguno, PhD Student, NSSR
Kyle G. Olson, Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Alissa Der Sarkissian, PhD Student, University of California - Santa Barbara
Felix M. Simon, DPhil Student, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Peaks Krafft, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Nayana Prakash, PhD researcher, University of Oxford
Emmanuel Guerisoli, PhD Candidate in Sociology and History, New School for Social Research
Jan Smolenski, PhD Candidate, New School for Social Research
Meriam Mabrouk, PhD candidate, Birkbeck College University of London
Chris Crews, Researcher, Institute for Earthbound Studies
Saffo Papantonopoulou, Dual Phd Candidate, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona
Behnam M. Fomeshi, University of Sydney
Mohsen Mohammadi, University of Rochester
Ian Liujia Tian, University of Toronto
Shiva Rouhani, PhD Student, UCLA
Deniz Cenk Demir, Ph.D. Student, The University of Akron
Latif Tas, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
Fatemeh Masjedi, PhD research fellow, Berlin
Sanam Vakil, Professorial Lecturer Johns Hopkins SAIS
Jens Hanssen, University of Toronto
Nisrine Chaer, Utrecht University
Aurora Perego, PhD candidate in Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento
Roghayeh Rezaei, Feminist Researcher and Scholar, The University of Ottawa.
Svenja Engels, Utrecht University
Sara Abbas, Freie Universität Berlin
Lisa Garbe, visiting Dphil researcher Oxford Internet institute
Anahita safarnejad, berlin- B.A. filmmaking Student, filmuniversity Babelsberg Konrad wolf
Zeynab Peyghambarzadeh, PhD student, University of Huddersfield
Müge Akpınar, PhD Candidate, FU Berlin
Yung Au, PhD, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Peter Snowdon, Associate Researcher, MAD-PXL School of Arts, Hasselt, Belgium
Amir Golalipour, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Researcher, FHWA / ESCINC
Nahema Marchal, PhD Student, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Saeedeh Asadipour, PhD student, Art History, UW-Madison
Banafsheh Ranji, Doctoral research fellow, University of Oslo
Leila Asadi , PhD Arizona State University
Omid Shams, PhD Research fellow, Law School, University of Portsmouth
Farid Karimi, Lead Researcher, University of Greifswald
Lydia Harrington, PhD Candidate, Boston University
Cristina Archetti, University of Oslo, Norway
Alessia Tortolini, University of Pisa
Sahar Rezaei, Theater-directing student in Frankfurt am Main
Michael Billeaux, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mahdis Sadeghipouya, PhD Candidate, Université Paris 8
Fabian Ferrari, Graduate Student, Oxford University
Adey Almohsen, PhD.Candidate, University of Minnesota
Samuli Lähteenaho, PhD Candidate, University of Helsinki
Adrian Totten, PhD student, New School for Social Research
Armen Adamian, PhD Student, University of California Los Angeles
Kiana Karimi, PhD student, New York University
Taban Larimian, Ph.D. student, Cleveland State University.
Lala Pop, PhD Student, Politics, NSSR
Reyhaneh Mohammadi, PhD student, Northeastern University
Bhumika Chauhan, PhD Student, New York University, GSOC-UAW-2110
Nooshin Farhadi, Computer Science Student Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Nil Basdurak, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Alix Jansen, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Joana Aziz, PhD researcher, UPF
Elif Sari, PhD Candidate, Cornell University
Borna Radnik, PhD Candidate, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy
Denise Oyuki Castillo, PhD a Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ekin Erkan, post-graduate researcher; The New Centre of Research & Practice/IRI
Mayra Borbón, PhD a Candidate, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Sharad Pandian, University of Cambridge
Federico Nieto, The New Centre for Research & Practice, MA Student Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Tamar Diana Wilson, Ph.D. Independent Researcher
Iraj Eshghi, PhD student, New York University, GSOC-UAW 2110
Maral Karimi, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, OISE
Youbin Kang, PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carolyn Luby, candidate Erasmus Mundus Master in Women and Gender Studies, University of Granada, Spain
Lucia Sorbera, The University of Sydney
Sean Singh Matharoo, PhD Candidate, University of California, Riverside
Kamnoush Khosrovani, PhD candidate, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
Sevket Sefa, PhD Candidate, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Elena Nesti, PhD Candidate, Paris 3
Charles Rudig, Adjunct Professor Brooklyn College, PhD Candidate CUNY Graduate Center
Bahman Baktiari, Executive Director, Baskerville Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah
Fateme Sharifi, Universität zu Köln
Nasser Elamine, Birkbeck, University of London
Jacob Eriksen, UdK Berlin
Nina Rezaei, Aarhus University
Sarah-Louise Dawtry, PhD Student, Northwestern University
Sisa Calapi, PhD student, Université Paris Nanterre
Shirin pour akaber, univerity of Skövde, Sweden
Zeinab Nobowati, PhD student, University of Oregon
Noah Zweig Universidad de las Américas (Ecuador)
Brittany Roberts, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Riverside
Lexi C.M.K Turner, PhD Student, Cornell University
Zoya Jalaei, University of Arizona
Rela Mazali, Independent Scholar, Author
Farangiss Bayat, Ph.D. Independent Researcher
Iris Segers, PhD candidate, University of Oslo
Francesca Trasarti, MA student, Heidelberg University
Tobias Wilczek, PhD Student, University of Toronto
Hassan Maarfipoor, Universität Heidelberg
Zohre Rajabi, Umeå University
Anja Hagen, postdoc, University of Oslo, Norway
Justin Shaffner, University of Michigan
Sandy Abuadas, New York University
Peyman Hekmatpour, PhD candidate, University of Oklahoma
Ali Reza Kazemi, Managing Director, Iran Academia
Mohammad-Reza Nikfar, Professor of Philosophy, Institute of Iran Academia, Netherlands
Nahid Motie, family counselor, SAU, Magnolia Compus
Puya Gerami, PhD Candidate, Yale
Michael T, McLaughlin, Old Dominion University
Samuel D. Rocha, University of British Columbia
Elham Hoominfar, Utah State University
Gabriel Young, Ph.D. Student, New York University
Jairus Banaji, SOAS, University of London
Kristina Hayhurst, New York University
Murad Banaji, Middlesex University, London
Mehrak Kamal I, Ohio State University
Behdad Bordbar Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities
Eli Nadeau, New School for Social Research
Mahmood Monshipouri, San Francisco State University
Juan Cole, University of Michigan
Gabriela Chaparro Aguirre, Law School Student, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
Niyanthini Kadirgamar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Macushla Robinson, Student, The New School
Meghan Keane, College Assistant, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Hessam Akhlaghpour, Postdoctoral Researcher at Rockefeller University
Lukas Makovicky, University of Lapland
Gillian England-Mason, University of Calgary
Jacqueline Betro, New York University
William Figueroa, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Zahra Birashk, PhD Candidate, Freie Universität Berlin
Cordis Paldano, MFA Candidate, Minnesota State University
Narcisse Torshizi, PhD Candidate, McMaster University
Katherine Bermingham, PhD Candidate, University of Notre Dame
Parham Mortazavian, PhD Candidate, Technical University of Berlin
Ashkan Bahrani, PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University
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