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Academic Freedom and the Corporate University: Public Lecture by Dr. Steven Salaita
March 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
In August 2014, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) withdrew a formal offer of employment to Professor Salaita in response to his twitter posts critical of Israel’s attack on Gaza that summer. This unprecedented move on the part of the university has drawn international attention to efforts to silence faculty and students on North American campuses for speaking in support of Palestinian human rights. Members of the Queen’s community are among the thousands who have joined a campaign to boycott the UIUC until Professor Salaita is reinstated. Please join us in welcoming this prolific scholar and teacher to Kingston as he lectures on issues of academic freedom in higher education today.
Steven Salaita is an independent scholar. He is the author of six books, including Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where it Comes From and What it Means for Politics (2006) [Winner of 2007 Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights’ “Outstanding Book” Award], The Holy Land in Transit: Colonialism and the Quest for Canaan (2006), Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide (2011), and most recently, Israel’s Dead Soul (2011)
This talk is free and open to the public.