Academic Freedom

Steven G. Salaita

American Indian Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

On 6 August, Inside Higher Ed reported that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) had rescinded a job offer to Steven G. Salaita, who was set to begin a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program this month. The article quoted “sources familiar with the university’s decision” as saying that the rescinding of Salaita’s job offer was due to the “tone” of comments that he had made on social media regarding Israel’s most recent attack on Gaza.

For more information and resources on Steven Salaita’s dismissal, please visit Jadaliyya.

Individual letters of protest can also be sent directly to University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, at chancellor@illinois.edu, pmischo@illinois.edu, and pmwise@illinois.edu; letters should be copied to Professor Robert Warrior, chair of the American Indian Studies department, at rwarrior@illinois.edu and ais@illinois.edu.

 


 

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