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The Salaita Case Redux: Academic Freedom or Political Activism?

Steven Salaita

Dr. Steven Salaita has just published his account of why his appointment to a tenured professorship in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was reversed: Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom (Haymarket Books). According to his book’s publicity, “His case raises important questions about academic freedom, free speech on campus, and the movement for justice in Palestine.” Despite advocating academic …

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