Friday, August 15, 2014

List of Signatures for the Salaita Petition

Dear Chancellor Wise:

As members of history departments from around the world we are deeply concerned by the recent decision to prevent Steven Salaita from assuming his appointment to the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. We believe that the university's revocation of an already accepted offer due to the tone and content of political statements on social media about recent events in Gaza is a violation of academic freedom and sets a very negative precedent for intellectual diversity in academia. Until such time as the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign decides to allow Dr. Salaita to take the position he was offered and accepted we refuse to participate in any events on its campus including academic conferences. Listed institutions are for identification purposes. The individual scholars signing this petition represent only their own personal views and not those of their employers. 


1. J. Otto Pohl, University of Ghana, Legon
2. Karen Miller, LeGuardia Community College
3. David Gutman, Manhattenville College
4. Ellen Schrecker, Yeshiva University
5. C.G. Estabrook, Harvard University
6. Matt Karush, George Mason University
7. Osman Khalil, Syracuse University
8. Jesse Lemisch, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
9. Ben Alpers, University of Oklahoma
10. Greg Grandin, New York University
11. Marc Becker, Truman State University, Missouri
12. Kristin Tassin, University of Texas, Austin
13. Hussein Omar, Oxford University
14. John Abromeit, SUNY, Buffalo State
15. Paul Sedra, Simon Fraser University
16. Diana Paton, New Castle University
17. Kevin Jon Heller, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
18. Omnia El Sharkiy, University of California, Davis
19. Matthew Davidson, Independent Scholar
20. Jay Driskell, Hood College
21. Lyle Rubin, University of Rochester
22. Daniel Pope, University of Oregon
23. Derek Sayer, Lancaster University
24. Jennifer Seltz, Western Washington University
25. Doug Rossinow, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota 
26. Rosalyn Baxandall, SUNY, Old Westbury
27. Steven Pierce, University of Manchester
28. Indrani Chaterjee, University of Texas, Austin
29. Richard Shain, Phildelphia University
30. Margaret Power, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
31. David Bensman, Rutgers 
32. Rachel Goshgarian, Lafayette
33. Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University
34. Sherifa Suhur, SSI, US Army War College
35. David Roediger, University of Kansas
36. Samer Ali, University of Texas, Austin
37. Mona L. Russel, East Carolina University
38. Genevieve McCoy, University of Maryland
39. Jonathan Dresner, Pittsburg State University, Kansas
40. Benjamin H. Johnson, Loyola University, Chicago
41. Sara Pursley, Princeton University
42. Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College
43. Eileen Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara
44. Theresa Runstedtler, American University, Washington DC
45. David Sartorius, University of Maryland
46. Nadya Sbaiti, Mount Holyoke College
47. Michael J. Lansing, Augsburg College
48. Rula Jurdi Abisaab, McGill University
49. Larry Goldsmith, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
50. Rich Gibson, San Diego State University
51. Derek Elliot, Cambridge University
52. Seth Ackerman, Cornell
53. Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, University of Texas, Austin
54. Kurt Newman, University of California, Santa Barbara
55. Ramon E. Duarte, University of Arizona

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