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Over 100 Middle East Studies Scholars and Librarians Call for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

[The following letter calling on scholars and librarians within Middle East studies to boycott Israeli academic institutions was submitted in the name of the below signatories to Jadaliyya on 6 August 2014.]

We, the undersigned scholars and librarians working on the Middle East, hold that silence about the latest humanitarian catastrophe caused by Israel’s new military assault on the Gaza Strip—the third and most devastating in six years—constitutes complicity. World governments and mainstream media do not hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law. We, however, as a community of scholars engaged with the Middle East, have a moral responsibility to do so. 

Neither the violation of international law nor the destruction of Palestinian life in Gaza, however, began or will end with the current war. Israel has maintained an illegal siege on the Gaza Strip for seven years. It has limited the movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza, rationing Palestinian calorie intake at just above subsistence levels.[1] Moreover, the suffering of Palestinians is not limited to Gaza: the occupation and dispossession in East Jerusalem, the Naqab (Negev), and the West Bank; the construction of walls and fences around the Palestinian population, the curtailment of Palestinian freedom of movement and education, and the house demolitions, all have long histories and no apparent end in sight. They will continue unless people around the world act where their governments have failed. 

As employees in institutes of higher learning from around the world, we have a particular interest in and responsibility to respond to the obstacles to the right to higher education that the Israeli state has created for Palestinians both inside Israel and in the occupied territories. In the past two months alone, Israeli forces have raided Al Quds University in Jerusalem, the Arab American University in Jenin, and Birzeit University near Ramallah.[2] In the current attacks, Israeli aerial bombardment has destroyed the Islamic University of Gaza. More generally, the Israeli state discriminates against Palestinian students in Israeli universities;[3] and it isolates Palestinian academia by, among other tactics, preventing foreign academics from visiting Palestinian institutions in Gaza and the West Bank.[4] We are also alarmed by the long history of confiscations of Palestinian archives and the destruction of libraries and research centers.[5]

The ongoing Israeli massacres in Gaza have been ghastly reminders of the complicity of Israeli academic institutions in the occupation and oppression of Palestinians. Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar Ilan University, Haifa University, Technion, and Ben Gurion University have publicly declared their unconditional support for the Israeli military.[6] More generally, there are intimate connections between Israeli academic institutions and the military, security, and political establishments in Israel.[7]  To take but one example: Tel Aviv University is directly implicated, through its Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), in developing the Dahiya Doctrine,[8] adopted by the Israeli military in its assaults on Lebanon in 2006 and on Gaza today. The Dahiya Doctrine advocates the extensive destruction of civilian infrastructure and “intense suffering” among the civilian population as an “effective” means to subdue any resistance.[9] 

Our colleagues in the Israeli academy have been silent, by and large, in the face of such violence and injustice. We applaud the few dozen Israeli academics who have protested against their government, and the several dozen who signed a petition calling for an end to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza.[10] Alarmingly, they have faced disciplinary measures from their own universities.[11] We stand by these academics and support them in what is our joint struggle.

As Middle East scholars and librarians, we feel compelled to join the growing number of academics in Israel and around the world who support the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli academic institutions. This call responds to Palestinian civil society organizations’ long-standing appeal for the comprehensive implementation of boycotts, divestments, and sanctions (BDS) of Israel, and is supported by the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE).

Following in the footsteps of the growing number of US academic associations that have endorsed boycott resolutions,[12] we call on our colleagues in Middle East Studies to boycott Israeli academic institutions, and we pledge not to collaborate on projects and events involving Israeli academic institutions, not to teach at or to attend conferences and other events at such institutions, and not to publish in academic journals based in Israel. We call for doing so until such time as these institutions end their complicity in violating Palestinian rights as stipulated in international law, and respect the full rights of Palestinians by calling on Israel to:

  1. End its siege of Gaza, its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied in June 1967, and dismantle the settlements and the walls;
  2. Recognize the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel and the stateless Negev Bedouins to full equality; and
  3. Respect, protect, and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN Resolution 194. 

[**Academics and librarians interested in signing this statement should visit http://tinyurl.com/MEscholarsboycott (recommended) or email MEscholarsboycott@gmail.com with their name, title, and affiliation.]

[For media inquiries, please contact Professor Jens Hanssen via MEscholarsboycott@gmail.com or +1-416- 9783143]

[Update: The statement has now been signed by a total of 608 scholars and librarians.]

Original Signatories

Saleh Abdel Jawad
Associate Professor of Political Science, Birzeit University

Nahla Abdo
Professor, Anthropology and Sociology Department, Carleton University

Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies, San Francisco State University

Osama Abi-Mershed
Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University

Nadia Abu El-Haj
Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College–Columbia University 

Lila Abu-Lughod
Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Columbia University

Gilbert Achcar
Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, SOAS, University of London

Fida Adely
Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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

Fadwa Allabadi
Associate Professor, Insan Center for Gender Studies, Al-Quds University

Lori Allen
Lecturer, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

Gil Anidjar
Professor, Departments of Religion and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS), Columbia University

Sinan Antoon
Associate Professor, New York University 

Talal Asad
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, CUNY

Kamran Asdar Ali
Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Barbara Aswad
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Wayne State University, and Past President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America 

Cemil Aydin
Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Kathryn Babayan
Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center of Armenian Studies, University of Michigan

Mohammed Bamyeh
Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh 

Asef Bayat
Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies and Professor of Sociology and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joel Beinin
Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University 

George Bisharat
Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law

Marilyn Booth
Iraq Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh

Glenn Bowman
Reader in Social Anthropology, Director of Research, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, Canterbury

Haim Bresheeth
Senior Teaching Fellow, Centre for Media Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

Michaelle Browers
Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forest University 

Louise Cainkar
Associate Professor of Sociology, Marquette University

John Collins
Professor of Global Studies, St. Lawrence University

Miriam Cooke
Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures, Duke University

Hamid Dabashi
Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Omar Dahi
Associate Professor of Economics, Hampshire College

Linda T. Darling
Professor of History, University of Arizona

Rochelle Davis
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Georgetown University

Lara Deeb
Professor of Anthropology, Scripps College

Omnia El Shakry
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Davis 

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

John L. Esposito
University Professor & Founding Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University 

Khaled Fahmy
Professor of History, American University in Cairo 

Richard Falk
Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University

James C. Faris
Professor Emeritus, Anthropology; Director Emeritus, University of Connecticut Program in Middle East Languages and Area Studies

Mona Fawaz
Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, American University of Beirut

Ilana Feldman
Associate Professor, Anthropology, History, and International Affairs, George Washington University

Nancy Gallagher
Research Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Honaida Ghanim
General Director, 
The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR)

Farha Ghannam
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Swarthmore College

Amal Ghazal
Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, Dalhousie University

Irene L. Gendzier
Professor Emeritus, Political Science, Boston University 

George Giacaman
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Birzeit University 

Yvonne Haddad
Professor of History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Georgetown University

Sherine Hafez
Associate Professor, Women’s Studies and Middle East & Islamic Studies, University of California, Riverside

Elaine Hagopian
Professor Emerita of Sociology, Simmons College

Samira Haj
Professor of History, CUNY-GC/CSI

Sondra Hale
Research Professor/Professor Emerita, Departments of Anthropology and Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

Wael B. Hallaq
Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

Rema Hammami
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Birzeit University 

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

Sari Hanafi
Professor of Sociology, American University of Beirut 

Jens Hanssen
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean History, Departments of History and Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

Mona Harb
Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Politics, American University of Beirut

Barbara Harlow
Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor of English Literature, University of Texas at Austin 

Frances S. Hasso
Associate Professor in Women's Studies and Sociology, Duke University 

Charles Hirschkind
Associate Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley 

Islah Jad
Associate Professor, Women's Studies Institute, Bir Zeit University 

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

Suad Joseph
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies, University of California-Davis 

Rhoda Kanaaneh
Adjunct Associate Professor, Middle East Instiute, Columbia University 

Vangelis Kechriotis
Assistant Professor, History Department, Boğazici University 

Rashid Khalidi
Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University 

Tarif Khalidi
Sheykh Zayed Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies, American University of Beirut

Laleh Khalili
Professor of Middle East Politics, SOAS, University of London 

Ronit Lentin
Associate Professor, Sociology, Trinity College Dublin

Mark LeVine
Professor of Modern Middle Eastern Hitory, UC Irvine  

Yosefa Loshitzky
Professorial Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies

Nur Masalha
Professor of Religion and Politics, St Mary's University College, and SOAS, University of London 

Brinkley Messick
Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University 

Laurence Michalak
Emeritus Vice Chair, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California-Berkeley 

Timothy Mitchell
Professor, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University 

Amira Mittermaier
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies and Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto 

Karma Nabulsi
Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Fellow in Politics, St Edmund Hall 

Eiji Nagasawa
Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Isis Nusair
Associate Professor of International Studies and Women’s Studies, Denison University 

Roger Owen
A.J. Meyer Emeritus Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University 

Ilan Pappe
Professor of History, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter

Laila Parsons
Associate Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University 

Gabriel Piterberg
Professor of Middle East History, UCLA 

Shira Robinson
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History, George Washington University

Adam Sabra
Professor of History and King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies,
 University of California, Santa Barbara

George Saliba
Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 

Ihab Saloul
Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam

Nisreen Salti
Associate Professor of Economics, American University of Beirut

Aseel Sawalha
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Fordham University 

Rosemary Sayigh
Visiting Professor at the Center for Arab and Middle East Studies, American University of Beirut 

Kirsten Scheid
Associate Professor of Anthropology, American University of Beirut

Paul Sedra
Associate Professor of Middle East History, Simon Fraser University 

May Seikaly
Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History, Wayne State University 

Elyse Semerdjian
Associate Professor of History, Whitman College 

Anton Shammas
Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan 

Stephen Sheehi
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies, College of William and Mary

Todd Shepard
Associate Professor, History, John Hopkins University 

Magid Shihade
Birzeit University 

Lisa Taraki
Associate Professor of Sociology, Birzeit University 

Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
Professor of History, Historical Studies & Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto 

Judith E. Tucker
Professor of History, Georgetown University

Lisa Wedeen
Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science and the College, The University of Chicago 

Jessica Winegar
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Northwestern University
 

Additional Signatories

Mona Abaza
Professor of Sociology, American University in Cairo

Tahia Abdel Nasser
Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo

Maha Abdelrahman
Lecturer in Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Sanabel Abdelrahman
Near and Middle East Civilization, University of Toronto 

Suha Abdo
PhD Candidate, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds

Sawsan Abdulrahim
Associate Professor, American University of Beirut

Bassam Abed
Clinical Professor of Social Science, McGhee Division, New York University

Malek Abisaab
Associate Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University

Rula Jurdi Abisaab
Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University

Mariam Aboelezz
PhD Candidate, Linguistics, Lancaster University

Khaled Abou El Fadl 

Distinguished Professor of Islamic Law, UCLA School of Law

Reem Abou-El-Fadl
Lecturer, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

Saed Abu-Hijleh
Lecturer of Political Geography, An-Najah National University

Bashir Abu-Manneh
Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University

Lama Abu Odeh
Law Professor, Georgetown Law Center

Giuseppe Acconcia
Researcher, University of Pavia

Nassef Manabilang Adiong
Co-Founder and PhD Candidate, International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort, Middle East Technical University, and Alliance of Civilizations Institute

Fawzia Afzal-Khan
Professor and Director, Women and Gender Studies, Montclair State University

Khalil Agha
Researcher, University of Northampton

Sanjam Ahluwalia
Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University

Mumtaz Ahmad
Professor of Political Science, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, William & Mary

Farzaneh Ahmadi
Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Alzahraa Ahmed
PhD Student, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University 

Sara Ahmed
Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London

Elif Aksit
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Ankara University 

Talal Al-Azem
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford 

Amal Al-Malki
Associate Professor, Translation and Interpreting Institute, Hamad bin Khalifa University 

Ayad Al-Qazzaz
Professor of Sociology, California State University Sacramento

Danya Al-Saleh
Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abdul-Rahim Al-Shaikh
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Cultural and Arab Studies, Birzeit University 

Abbas Al-Tonsi
Senior Lecturer, Georgetown University

Najwa al-Qattan
Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University 

Randa Alami
Senior Teaching Fellow, Economics Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Samer Alatout
Associate Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Samia AlBotmeh
Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Birzeit University

Ammiel Alcalay
Professor, Classical, Middle Eastern & Asian Languages & Cultures, Queens College, CUNY

Anthony Alessandrini
Associate Professor, Kingsborough Community College-CUNY and the CUNY Graduate Center

Nadia Ali
Post-doctoral Researcher in Islamic Arts, Khalili Research Centre and British Museum

Minoo Alinia
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Dina AlKassim
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Samirah Alkassim
Assistant Professor, Department of Performing & Visual Arts, American University in Cairo (formerly)

Diana Allan
Melon Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

Jamie Allinson
Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster

Ghada alMadbouh
Assistant Professor, Birzeit University

Omar AlShehabi
Director, Gulf Centre for Development Policies

Evelyn Alsultany
Associate Professor, American Culture, University of Michigan

Seda Altug
Assistant Professor, Bogazici Universtity 

Hussein Amery
Associate Professor, Division of Liberal Arts and Intl. Studies, Colorado School of Mines

Valérie Amiraux
Professor of Sociology, Canada Research Chair for the Study of Religious Pluralism, University of Montreal

Ovamir Anjum
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Toledo

Zayde Antrim
Associate Professor of History and International Studies, Trinity College

María Constanza Apodaca del Hoyo
PhD Candidate, University of Salamanca

Ibrahim Aoude
Professor, University of Hawai‘i

Ramazan Aras
Assıstant Professor, Mardin Artuklu University

Nurullah Ardic
Associate Professor, Istanbul Sehir University

Walter Armbrust
Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oxford

Jacqueline Armijo
Associate Professor, Department of International Affairs, Qatar University

Shifa Askari
PhD Student, University of Leeds

Sahar Assaf
Fine Arts and Art History, American University of Beirut 

Barbara Aswad
Professor Emeritus Anthropology, Wayne State University

Mona Atia
Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs, George Washington University

Nadira Auty
Language Teaching Officer,  Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

Ariella Azoulay
Professor, Comparative Literature, Brown University

Margot Badran
Senior Fellow, Georgetown University 

Riad Bahhur
Professor, Department of History, Sacramento City College 

Christine Baker
Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Mona Baker
Professor of Translation Studies, University of Manchester, UK

 

Raymond William Baker
Professor & Director, Middle East Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

 

Lamia Balafrej
Assistant Professor, Art Department, Wellesley College

Grégoire Bali
Teaching Faculty Member, University of Geneva—Faculty of Translation and Interpretation

 

Sonay Ban
Ph.D student in Visual Anthropology, Temple University

 

Mariam Banahi
PhD Student, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Lauren Banko
Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS, University of London

Halim Barakat    
Retired Professor, Georgetown University

Gustavo Barbosa
PhD in Anthropology, Independent Researcher

Ryvka Barnard
PhD Candidate, New York University

 

Beth Baron
Professor of History, City University of New York

Javier Barreda
Profesor del Departamento de Estudios Árabes e Islámicos, Universidad de Alicante

Betul Basaran
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Bahar Baser
Postdoctoral Fellow, Warwick University

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

Sahar Bazzaz
Associate Professor, Department of History, College of the Holy Cross

Naoual Belakhdar
Research Associate and Lecturer in Political Science, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics/Free University of Berlin 

Amor Belhedi
Professor, Universite offre Tunis 

Alex Bellem
Lecturer in Arabic, University of Durham

Joachim Ben Yakoub
Researcher, Menarg, Ugent

Imene Bennani
Assistant Department of English, University of Kairouan

Francesca Biancani
Adjunct Professor, University of Bologna

Laura Bier
Associate Professor of History, Georgia Tech

Elizabeth Bishop
Associate Professor, Texas State University 

Steven Blevins
Assistant Professor, Florida International University

Koen Bogaert
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ghent University

Elinor Bray-Collins
PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

Daniela Bredi
Associate Professor, Università Sapienza di Roma

Samantha Brotman
Visiting Lecturer, Arabic Specialist, UIUC

Jonathan Brown
Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Gordon Brubacher
Resident Assistant Professor of Scripture, Creighton University

Khaldun Bshara
Director, Riwaq Centre

Ray Bush
Professor of African Studies and Development Politics, University of Leeds

Charles Butterworth
Emeritus Professor, University of Maryland

Marina Calculli
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Oxford

Sheila Carapico
Professor of Political Science and International Studies, University of Richmond

Josh Carney
PhD Candidate, Communication and Culture, Indiana University

Yousef Casewit
Assistant Professor of Arabic intellectual Heritage and Culture, American University of Sharjah

Jad Chaaban
Associate Professor of Economics, American University of Beirut

Wilson Chacko Jacob
Associate Professor, Department of History, Concordia University

Ananya Chakravarti
Abdelhadi H. Taher Professor of Comparative Religion/Assistant Professor, Department of History, The American University in Cairo

Paula Chakravartty
Associate Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication and the Gallatin School, New York University

John Chalcraft
Associate Professor, London School of Economics

Abderrahim Chalfaouat
PhD Candidate, Hassan II University

Claudia Chaufan
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Sociology, University of California-San Francisco

Anuradha Mitra Chenoy
Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Kamal Aron Mitra Chenoy
Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Rachida Chih
Senior Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Christina Civantos
Associate Professor, University of Miami

Anne Clement
Assistant Professor of History & International Studies, North Carolina State University

 

Catherine Cobham
Lecturer, Department of Arabic and Persian, University of St Andrews

 

Matan Cohen
PhD Candidate, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University

Elliott Colla
Associate Professor, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

John Cooper
Lecturer, University of Exeter 

Francesca Corrao
Professor of Arab Culture, Department of Political Science, Luiss University Rome, Italy

Stephanie Cronin
Departmental Lecturer, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

Jeffrey Culang
Doctoral Candidate, City University of New York Graduate Center

Deena Dajani
Visiting Fellow, The Open University 

Nabil Dajani
Professor of Media Studies, American University of Beirut

Ahmad Dallal
Professor of History, American University of Beirut

Maha Damaj
Assistant Professor of Public Health Practice, American University of Beirut

Mona Damluji
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wheaton College

Karam Dana
Assistant Professor, University of Washington-Bothell

Claudine Dauphin
Honorary Professor, Archaeology and Theology, Scholar of Byzantine and Early Islamic Palestine, University of Wales

Lawrence Davidson
Professor of History, Department of History, West Chester University 

Riham E.A. Debian
PhD in Cultural Studies, Lecturer in Institute of Applied Linguistics and Translation, Alexandria University

Pascal Debruyne
Postdoctoral Researcher, MENARG Ghent University, Ghent University

Chiara De Cesari
Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam

Anne de Jong
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Jocelyn DeJong
Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut

Benjamin deLee
Assistant Profesor, SUNY Cortland

Jennifer Derr
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz

Batoul Diab
Lecturer, English Department, Damascus University

Chloe Diamond-Lenow
Doctoral Candidate, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

James Dickins
Professor of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds

Tiago Duarte Dias
Graduate Student at NEOM (Middle Eastern Studies Association), Universidade Federal Fluminense

Fred M. Donner
Professor of Near Eastern History, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, The University of Chicago 

Susan Douglass
Education Outreach Director, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Beshara Doumani
Joukowsky Family Professor of Modern Middle East History, Brown University

Laura Doyle
Professor of English, University of Massachusetts

Sahar Driver
Anthropology and Social Change, California Institute of Integral Studies

Dalia Ebeid
Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Cairo University

Mastan Ebtehaj
Librarian, The Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College, Oxford University 

Haidar Eid
Associate Professor, Al-Aqsa University

Shahida A. El-Baz
Director, Arab and African Research Centre, Egypt

Youssef El Chazli
Graduate Assistant, University of Lausanne/University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Walid El Hamamsy
Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, English Department., Cairo University

Mourad El Khatibi
Doctoral Candidate, Mohamed 5 university, Rabat, Morocco

Saker El Nour
Faculty of Agriculture, South Valley University

Rayya El Zein
PhD Candidate, Theater, CUNY Graduate Center

Hanem El-Farahaty
AIMES, University of Leeds

Dima El-Halabi
Instructor and Coordinated Program Assistant Director, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, American University of Beirut

Tamer El-Leithy
Assistant Professor of History, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University

Tammer El-Sheikh
Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University

 

Ahmed Elgindy
Professor, University of Salford

 

Alexander Elinson
Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Department of Classical and Oriental Studies, Hunter College (CUNY)

 

Sharif Elmusa
Associate Professor Political Science Emeritus, The American University in Cairo

Hoda Elsadda
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Cairo University

Sarah Eltantawi
Assistant Professor, Evergreen State College

Hend Eltaweel
Graduate Student, Middle East Studies Center, The American University in Cairo

Amal Eqeiq
Visiting Assistant Professor in Arabic and Comparative Literature, Williams College

Farid Esack
Head, Department of Religion Studies, University of Johannesburg

Anita Fabos
Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University

Carol Fadda-Conrey
Associate Professor, Syracuse University

Stacy Fahrenthold
Postdoctoral Fellow in History, Williams College

Elizabeth Faier
Independent Scholar

May Farah
Assistant Professor, Media Studies, American University of Beirut

Farideh Farhi
Lecturer and Affiliate Graduate Faculty of Political Science, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Laila Farhood
Professor, American University of Beirut

Hani Faris
Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Leila Farsakh
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston

Mary Ann Fay
Associate Professor of History, Morgan State University

Mahmoud Fayyad
Assistant Professor, Birzeit University

Maria Fernandez-Vivancos Marquina
Middle East Studies Center, American University in Cairo

Ellen Fleischmann
Professor, Department of History, University of Dayton

Finbarr Barry Flood
Professor of Art History, New York University

Alexander Flores
Professor, Middle East Studies, Hochschule Bremen

Manzar Foroohar
History Professor, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, CA

Vassilis Fouskas
Professor of International Politics & Economics, University of East London

Layal Ftouni
Visiting Lecturer/Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS, University of London

Zeynep Gambetti
Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Boğazici University, Istanbul

Nouri Gana
Professor, University of California Los Angeles

Dina Georgis
Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto  

Behrooz Ghamari
Associate Professor, University of Illinois

Zeina Ghandour
Professor, Birkbeck, London University

Pascale Ghazaleh
Associate Professor, Department of History, The American University in Cairo

Ferial Ghazoul
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo

Celeste Gianni
PhD Student, Near and Middle East, SOAS

Fanny Gillet
Doctorante, EHESS, Paris

Michael Gilsenan
David B. Kriser Professor in the Humanities, New York University

Terri Ginsberg
International Council for Middle East Studies, USA

Rohit Goel
PhD Candidate, University of Chicago 

Luz Gomez
Associate Professor, Arabic Studies Department, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Anthony Gorman
Senior Lecturer, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh

Camilo Gomez-Rivas
Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

Nina Gren
PhD in Social Anthropology, Centre of Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University

Molly Greene
Professor, Princeton University

Zareena Grewal
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies, Faculty at Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University

Maryam Griffin
PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara

Sarah Gualtieri
Associate Professor of History and American Studies, University of Southern California 

Laura Guazzone
Associate Professor, Department of Oriental Studies, La Sapienza University

Giselle Guilhon Antunes Camargo
PhD Candidate, Art Department, UFPA/Brasil

Magdi Guirguis
Assistant Professor, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt

Turgay Gunduz
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Uludag University 

F. Canguzel Guner Zulfikar
Director of Social Studies Research and Application Center, Istanbul Commerce University

Vivek Gupta
PhD Student, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

Dimitri Gutas
Professor of Arabic, Yale University 

Marilyn Hacker
Professor, CUNY Graduate Center 

Bassam Haddad
Associate Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University

Ghassan Hage
Professor, University of Melbourne

Zaki Haidar
Visiting Lecturer of Arabic, Carleton College

Lisa Hajjar
Professor of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara, and Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut

Serra Hakyemez
Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Ali Hammoudi
PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School

Dyala Hamzah
Professor, Department of History, University of Montreal

Adam Hanieh
Senior Lecturer, Development Studies, SOAS, University of London

Lara Harb
Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College

Sirene Harb
Associate Professor, American University of Beirut

Michelle Hartman
Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University

Magda Hassan
PhD, University of Cambridge

Salah Hassan
Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Wail S. Hassan
Professor of Comparative Literature and English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Amir Hassanpour
Associate Prof. (Ret.), University of Toronto

Rima Hassouneh
Lecturer II, Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ron Hayduk
Professor, Political Science, Queens College 

Joe Hayns
DPhil Candidate, Social Anthropology, University of Oxford

Gretchen Head
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Linda Herrera
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Alaa Hijazi
Assistant Professor of Psychology, American University of Beirut 

Jamil Hilal
Independent researcher and scholar, Palestine 

Engseng Ho
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Duke University

Joan Hoff
Research History Professor, Montana State University, Bozeman 

Katherine Hoffman
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University 

Clive Holes
Khalid bin Abdullah Al Sa'ud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK

Uri Horesh
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Middle East and North African Studies, Northwestern University

Michael C. Hudson
Professor Emeritus, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University 

Lamya Hussain
Member for Centre of Palestine Studies, SOAS, University of London

Dina Ibrahim
Associate Professor, Media and Communication, San Francisco State University

Mahmood Ibrahim
Professor, Cal Poly Pomona 

Adel Iskandar
Assistant Professor for Global Communication, Simon Fraser University

Ferran Izquierdo
Professor, International Relations, Universitat Autònoma  de Barcelona

Ammar Jan
Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Aakash Jayaprakash
Public Policy Scholar, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Michael Jerryson
Assistant Professor/Religious Studies, Youngstown State University

Toby Jones
Associate Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Sanjay Joshi
Professor, History, Northern Arizona History

Ray Jureidini
Professor of Sociology, Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Doha, Qatar

Zeynep Kadirbeyoglu
Assistant Professor, Boğazici University

Amy Kallander
Associate Professor of Middle East History, Syracuse University

Deniz Kandiyoti
Emeritus Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Ousmane Kane
Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School

Ahmed Kanna
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, School of International Studies, University of the Pacific

Tomis Kapitan
Professor (Emeritus), Philosophy Department, Northern Illinois University

Lidwien Kapteijns
Professor of History, Wellesley College

Rima Karami
Associate Professor, American University of Beirut

Walid Kazziha
Professor of political Science, American University in Cairo

Jeremy Keenan
Professorial Research Associate, School of African and Oriental Studies, London University

Paul Kelemen
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester

Ferhat Kentel
Professor of Sociology, Istanbul Sehir University

Arang Keshavarzian
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Muhammad Ali Khalidi
Associate Professor, Philosophy, York University, Toronto

Muqtedar Khan
Associate Professor, University of Delaware

Yasmine Khayyat
Assistant Professor, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University 

Rami Khouri
Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut 

Issam Khoury
Associate Academic Dean, Center for International Learning, Oman

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi
Associate Professor of History, Northeastern University

Laurie King
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Georgetown University

Abdulhamit Kırmızı
Chair of History Department, Istanbul Şehir University

Marcy Knopf-Newman
Independent Scholar 

Susan Koshy
Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 

Nikolas Kosmatopoulos
Lecturer, Ecole Federale Polytechnique de Lausanne

Elektra Kostopoulou
Lecturer, Rutgers University

Bilal Kotil
PhD Student, The New School for Social Research

Murat Koyuncu
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bogazici University

Marieke Krijnen
PhD Student, Ghent University

Patricia Kubala
PhD Student, UC Berkeley

Bülent Kücük
Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Boğazici University

Thomas Kuehn
Associate Professor of Middle East History, Simon Fraser University

Blair Kuntz
Near and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, University of Toronto 

James Kuras
Graduate Student, Geography, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Eileen Kuttab
Associate Professor of Sociology, Institute of Women Studies, Birzeit University

Nora Lafi
Professor of History, Zentrum Moderner Orient

Robert Lang
Professor of Cinema, University of Hartford 

Owain Lawson
PhD Student, Columbia University

Claire Launchbury
Lecturer, French and Cultural Studies, University of New South Wales

Smadar Lavie
Scholar in Residence, Beatrice Bain Research Group, University of California-Berkeley 

Abby Lippman
Professor Emerita, McGill University 

Joseph Lombardo
Doctoral Candidate, The New School for Social Research 

Miriam Lowi
Professor, Departmet of Political Science, The College of New Jersey 

Haiyun Ma
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Frostburg State University

Abdeslam Maghraoui
Associate Professor of Practice, Political Science, Duke University

Zeina Maasri
Associate Professor, American University of Beirut / University of Brighton

Ramzi Mabsout
Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut

Christopher MacEvitt
Associate Professor of Religion, Dartmouth College

Peter Magee
Professor, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College

Saba Mahmood
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley 

Sunaina Maira
Professor, University of California, Davis

Lisa Suhair Majaj
Independent Scholar, University of Cyprus

Rima Majed
PhD Candidate, University of Oxford

Neepa Majumdar
Associate Professor, Film Studies and English, University of Pittsburgh

Manar Makhoul
Manager of Research and Production Unit, Badil-Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

Dina Makram-Ebeid
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Harriet Malinowitz
Professor of English, Long Island University

Mahmood Mamdani
Professor, Department of Middle East, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University

Aurelia Mañe-Estrada
Senior Lecturer, University of Barcelona

Fouad Gehad Marei
Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Otto-Suhr Institut, Freie Universität Berlin

 

Orieb Masadeh-Tate
Lecturer, Arabic Translation and Interpreting, Salford Univeristy

 

Mazen Masri
Lecturer, City Law School, City University London

Rania Masri
Assistant Professor, University of Balamand

Manal Massoud
Teacher, Rhetoric and Composition Department, American University in Cairo

Dina Matar
Senior Lecturer in Political Communication, School of Oriental and African Studies

Kamran Matin
Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Sussex University

Afshin Matin-asgari
California State University

Khaled Mattawa
Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Michigan

James McDougall
Associate Professor of Modern History, Fellow of Trinity College, University of Oxford

Khalid Mustafa Medani
Associate Professor, McGill University

Anne Meneley
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Trent University

Adam Mestyan
Junior Fellow, Harvard University

Dr. Faysal Mikdadi
Writer

Jeannie Miller
Assistant Professor, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto 

Faranak Miraftab
Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois

Minoo Moallem
Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, University of California-Berkeley

Lamia Moghnieh
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

Shahrzad Mojab
Professor/OISE, University of Toronto

Linda Mokdad
Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College

Annelies Moors
Professor, University of Amsterdam

Manijeh Moradian
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

Hiba Morcos
PhD Student, University of British Columbia

John Moreton
Language/Translation Tutor, Department of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds, UK

Mohammed Mossallem
Researcher/Graduate Student, University of Oxford

Dalia Mostafa
Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester

Mariam Motamedi Fraser
Reader (Associate Professor), Goldsmiths, University of London

Aamir Mufti
Associate Professor, UCLA

Elias Muhanna
Manning Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University

Ahlam Muhtaseb
Associate Professor, the Center for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, California State University, San Bernardino

Corinna Mullin
Professor, University of Tunis
Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies

Martha Mundy
Professor Emerita of Anthropology, London School of Economics

Esra Mungan
Assistant Professor, Boğaziçi University

 

Yasser Munif
Assistant professor, Emerson College

 

Cynthia Myntti
Professor of Public Health Practice, American University of Beirut

Nadine Naber
Associate Professor, University of Illinois

Shuruq Naguib
Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Lancaster University

Aseel Nasir-Dyck
Independent Scholar

Mona Nasrallah
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut

Issam Nassar
Professor of Middle East History, Illinois State University

Jamal Nassar
Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University 

Riad Nasser
Professor, Fairleigh Dickenson University 

Helena Nassif
PhD Candidate, University of Westminster

Katherine Natanel
Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS Centre for Gender Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 

Yaseen Noorani
Associate Professor, School of Middle East and North African Studies, University of Arizona

Anne Norton
Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Patrick S. O'Donnell
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Santa Barbara City College

Michelle Obeid
Lecturer, Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

Pelle Valentin Olsen
PhD Candidate, University of Chicago

Hussein Omar
Doctoral Candidate, University of Oxford

Mahmoud Omidsalar
Librarian, California State University, Los Angeles

Cagla Orpen
PhD Student in Politics and History, NSSR

Arzoo Osanloo
Associate Professor, Law, Societies, and Justice, University of Washington

Rupal Oza
Associate Professor, The Women and Gender Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY

Michelle Pace
Professor (MSO) on Europe and the Middle East, Roskilde University

Stefania Pandolfo
Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley

Christopher Parker
Associate Professor, Ghent University

Nigel Parsons
Senior Lecturer, Politics Program, Massey University

Glenn Perry
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Indiana State University 

Julie Peteet
Professor of Anthropology, University of Louisville

Alessandro Petti
Campus in Camps, Al Quds University

Ramez Philippe Maalouf
PhD student in Human Geography, University of São Paulo

Karen Pinto
Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College 

Coralie Pison Hindawi
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, American University of Beirut

Graham Pitts
PhD Candidate, Department of History, Georgetown University

Leila Pourtavaf
PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Toronto

Janet M. Powers
Professor Emerita, Gettysburg College

Vijay Prashad
Professor of International Studies, Trinity College

Nicola Pratt
Reader, International Politics of the Middle East Department of Politics & International Studies, University of Warwick

Casey Primel
PhD Candidate, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

Michael Provence
Associate Professor of History, University of California, San Diego

Jasbir Puar
Associate Professor, Rutgers University

Nicolas Puig
Reseacher in Anthropology, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

Sara Pursley
Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows, Princeton University

Linda Quiquivix
PhD in Geography, Independent Scholar

Mazin Qumsiyeh
Professor, Bethlehem University

Noha Radwan
Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis

Najat Rahman
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Montreal

Dina A. Ramadan
Assistant Professor of Arabic, Bard College

Yasmine Ramadan
Assistant Professor of Arabic, The University of Iowa

A.K. Ramakrishnan
Professor, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 

Junaid Rana
Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Jeremy Randall
Doctoral Student, CUNY Graduate Center

Norma Rantisi
Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University 

Kamran Rastegar
Associate Professor, German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures, Tufts University

Sherene H. Razack
Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, University of Toronto

Chandan Reddy
Associate Professor, University of Washington

Scott Reese
Professor of History, Northern Arizona University

 

Roland Riachi
Post-Doctoral Fellow, American University of Beirut

 

John Reynolds
Lecturer, Department of Law, National University of Ireland.

Qaiser Riaz
PhD Candidate, University of Bonn

Thomas Ricks
Independent Scholar, BCA StudyAbroad.org

Dina Rizk Khoury
Professor of History, George Washington University

Sajjad Rizvi
Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History, University of Exeter

John Robertson
Professor of History, Central Michigan University

Amanda Rogers
Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Farhang Rouhani
Associate Professor, University of Mary Washington

Vincent Romani
Professor, Political Science, UQAM

Caroline Rooney
Professor of African and Middle Eastern Studies, Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Research, University of Kent

Jasamin Rostam
Department of History, California State University

Sara Roy
Senior Research Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Cheryl Rubenberg
Retired Professor, Political Science, Florida International University

Umar Ryad
Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University

Sardar Saadi
PhD Student, University of Toronto

Zuhair Sabbagh
Associate Professor of Sociology, Birzeit University 

Jeffrey Sacks
Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside

Karim Sadek
PhD, American University of Beirut

Sadegh Sajjadi
Librarian, Head of History Department, The Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, Iran

Christa Salamandra
Associate Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York

Anais Salamon
Head Librarian, McGill University

Josefina Saldaña
Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

Emmanuelle Salgues
Visiting Assistant Professor, American University in Cairo

Sara Salih
Professor, University of Toronto

Ruba Salih
Professor, University of London

Jeremy Salt
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Bilkent University

Dima Samaha
Lecturer, Université Saint-Joseph

Anika Sarkar
Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Sumit Sarkar
Retired Professor of History, University of Delhi

Linda Sayed
Visiting Assistant Professor, New York University

Vernon Schubel
Professor, Religious Studies, Kenyon College

Louis-Georges Schwartz
Associate Professor, Ohio University

Jillian Schwedler
Professor, Department of Political Science, Hunter College & The Graduate Center, CUNY

Berivan Sarikayaa
PhD Candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Sherene Seikaly
Assistant Professor, History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Samah Selim
Associate Professor, Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University 

Banu Senay
Lecturer, Macquaie University 

Beth Seymour
Instructor of Anthropology, Communications, History and Women's Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College

Nada Shabout
Professor of Art History, University of North Texas

Abdul Shaikh
Lecturer, University of Leeds

Noa Shaindlinger
PhD Candidate, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

Sima Shakhsari
Assistant Professor, Wellesley College

Amr Shalakany
Associate Professor of Law, American University in Cairo

Tarek Shamma
Assistant Professor, Translation and Interpreting Institute

Simona Sharoni
Professor, SUNY-Plattsburgh

Deen Sharp
PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center

Douaa Sheet
Doctoral Student, CUNY Graduate Center

Sarah Shields
Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Ella Shohat
Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies; Professor, Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Ranjit Singh
Associate Professor, University of Mary Washington

Richa Singh
PhD Candidate, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Eyal Sivan
Honorary Fellow, European Institute for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter

Susan Slyomovics
Professor of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles

Rex Smith
Visiting Professor, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds 

Sharon C. Smith
Program Head, Aga Khan Documentation Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rasha Soliman
Senior Language Tutor in Arabic - Division of Language-Based Area Studies, University of Manchester

Justin Stearns
Arab Crossroads Studies, New York University - Abu Dhabi

Angelo Stefanini
Senior Researcher, Centre for International Health, University of Bologna

Ann Laura Stoler
Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, New School for Social Research

Christopher Stone
Associate Professor, Hunter College (CUNY)

Mayssun Succarie
Fellow, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University

Ronald Grigor Suny
Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, The University of Michigan

Aditi Surie von Czechowski
PhD Candidate, Columbia University

Husrev Tabak
PhD Researcher, The University of Manchester

Javad Taherinezhad
Lecturer, Bu Ali Sina University

Abdel Razzaq Takriti
Lecturer in International History, University of Sheffield 

Adam Talib
Assistant Professor, classical Arabic literature, The American University in Cairo 

 

Salim Tamari
Professor of Sociology, Birzeit University

 

Mick Taussig
Professor, Columbia University

Steve Tamari
Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Paul Tate
Librarian, University of Manchester 

Helga Tawil-Souri
Associate Professor, New York University

Abdulkader Tayob
Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town

Ulku Tekten
PhD Student, CUNY Graduate Center

Tariq Tell
Assistant Professor, Political Science and Public Administration, American University of Beirut

Sunera Thobani
Associate Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia

Julia Tierney
PhD Student, UC Berkeley

Faedah Totah
Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Virginia Commonwealth University

Hanan Toukan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Free University Berlin

Dan Tschirgi
Professor of Political Science, The American University in Cairo

Zülal Nazan Üstündağ
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Boğaziçi University

Abbas Vali
Professor, Department of Sociology, Boğazici University 

Achin Vanaik
International Relations and Global Politics, University of Delhi

Agustin Velloso
Professor, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

Siggie Vertommen
Assistant, Doctoral Researcher Middle East and North Africa Research Group, Ghent University 

Janet Watson
Chair of Language Center, University of Leeds

Kathy Wazana
Documentary Filmmaker, Independent Documentarian

David Wearing
PhD Candidate, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London

Max Weiss
Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Lynn Welchman
Professor of Law in the Middle East and North Africa, SOAS

Mark Westmoreland
Post Doctorate, Media Studies, Stockholm University 

Charles Wilkins
Associate Professor, History Department, Wake Forest University

John Willis
Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

David Wilmsen
Professor of Arabic and Chair, Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, The American University of Beirut 

Katherine Wilson
Adjunct Instructor, City University of New York

Nancy Withington
Professor, Kent State University 

Patrick Wolfe
Historian, Australia

Lisa Wynn
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Mohammad Jafar Yahaghi
Professor, Ferdowsin University of Mashhad 

Nadia Yaqub
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Anna-Esther Younes
PhD Candidate, Graduate Institute of International Studies (IHEID), Geneva

May Zahri
Associate Professor, University of Damascus

Mark Zeitoun
Reader, School of International Development, University of East Anglia 

Sami Zemni
Professor, Ghent University

**Institutional Affiliations are for identification purposes only.


NOTES

[1] Associated Press, "Israel used calorie-count to limit Gaza food during blockade, critics claim," The Guardian, 17 October 2012, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/oct/17/israeli-military-calorie-limit-gaza.

[2] See incident report on Academic Freedom Monitor of Scholars at Risk Network, http://monitoring.academicfreedom.info/reports/2014-06-22-birzeit-university-arab-american-university-al-quds-university-palestine.

[3] The Arab Cultural Association, Annual Summary Report 2011-12, November 2012, http://alrasedproject.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/alrased1_eng.pdf.

[4] Campaign for the Right to Enter the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Academia Undermined: Israeli Restrictions on Foreign National Academics in Palestinian Higher Education Institutions, May 2013, http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/2013/Education%20Report%20Academia%20Undermined%20May%202
013.pdf
.

[5] Gish Amit, "Salvage or plunder? Israel's 'collection' of private Palestinian libraries in West Jerusalem," Journal of Palestine Studies 40 (July 2011): 6-23.

[6] http://www.shalomlife.com/business/24941/how-tel-aviv-university-supports-the-idf. Also, see the following: for Haifa University, https://www.facebook.com/HaifaUniversity/posts/10152140137120044for Technion, 
https://www.facebook.com/Technion.Israel/photos/a.170241609659974.47375.149494148401387/9060544694
12014/?type=1&theater
; for Bar Ilan, https://www.facebook.com/barilanwall/photos/a.189536784430293.62558.120725437978095/7726621594
51083/?type=1&theater
.

[7] Gil Eyal, “Military Establishment and Middle East Studies,” in The disenchantment of the Orient: Expertise in Arab Affairs and the Israeli State (Stanford University Press, 2008), 185-236. See also: Keller, Uri Yacobi. “The Academic Boycott of Israel and the Complicity of Israeli Academic Institutions in Occupation of Palestinian Territories.” Alternative Information Center (http://electronicintifada.net/files/091214-academic-boycott.pdf).

[8] See The Goldstone Report, 24, and http://electronicintifada.net/files/090708-soas-palestine-society.pdf.

[9] http://imeu.org/article/the-dahiya-doctrine-and-israels-use-of-disproportionate-force.

[10] http://haimbresheeth.com/gaza/an-open-letter-to-israel-academics-july-13th-2014/and reported here: http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/handful-israeli-academics-responds-call-condemn-gaza-slaughter.

[11] http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/politics/israeli-sosaciety/3279-bar-ilan-university-discriminating-against-leftist-academics-3279.

[12] These associations are: the Critical Ethnic Studies Association (CESA), African Literature Association (ALA), Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS), Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS), and American Studies Association (ASA).

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