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Salah D. Hassan


The Modern Language Association and the 2017 Vote on the Academic Boycott of Israel

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Ten years ago no academic association in the United States, with the possible exception of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), would have been motivated to make public statements critical of Israel. Over the last decade, many members of associations across the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences have taken a stand in support of Palestinians. One way in which this stand has taken form is through resolutions in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and ...

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Salah D. Hassan is an associate professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University. He is an Modern Language Association delegate, is active in MLA Members for Justice in Palestine, and attended the MLA 2017 Convention. He is the author of “Historicizing Palestinian Boycott Politics” for Social Text online and wrote the entry on “Academic Boycott” for the ACLA Ideas of the Decade Report.