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373 Faculty and Graduate Students at U.S. Universities Sign Petition: “Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions”

 

AMCHA Initiative is committed to sharing information about potential sources of campus antisemitism so that students, parents, and the concerned public can make informed choices about the colleges and universities they attend and support. To that end, we offer the following information.
 
Earlier this month, three professors of Anthropology — Nadia Abu El Haj (Columbia University), J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (Wesleyan University), and Lisa Rofel (University of California Santa Cruz) — wrote and circulated among their professional colleagues a petition calling for an academic boycott of Israel. To date, 373 professors and graduate students affiliated with Anthropology and other departments at 140 U.S. colleges and universities have signed the antisemitic  boycott petition.

On at least eight campuses, the chair of the Anthropology department has signed the petition (Harvard University, Humboldt State University, Miami University, San Francisco State University, Scripps College, UC Santa Cruz, Webster University and Wesleyan University). On some campuses, between one-quarter and one-half of the Anthropology department’s core faculty has signed the petition (New School for Social Research – 50%; Georgetown University – 46%; Wesleyan University – 45%; Columbia University – 41%; University of Chicago – 33%; Johns Hopkins University – 30%; Harvard University – 29%; UC Santa Cruz – 26%;  Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 25%).

According to the text of the petition, those who signed it did so as “anthropologists,” “scholars” and “employees in institutions of higher learning,” who have “a particular responsibility to oppose Israel’s widespread and systematic violations.”  Indeed, signatories affirmed that they consider their endorsement of the academic boycott of Israel part of their professional practice of “engaged anthropology.”

Since the petitioners specifically state that they are doing this in their role as scholars and teachers, it is reasonable to ask if these Anthropology professors and graduate instructors will also bring their anti-Israel sentiments and advocacy into the classroom.

As a service to students, parents and concerned members of the public, AMCHA Initiative has re-formatted the petition’s signatories to include only U.S. faculty and graduate students, and sorted them by university.

You may see the list HERE, as well as below:

American University
Adrienne Pine
Susan Shepler

Amherst College
Chris Dole
Deborah Gewertz

Appalachian State University
Timothy J Smith

Arizona State University
Angie Abdelmonem
Muna Ali
Sarah R Graff
Kristin Koptiuch

Brandeis University
Michael Vetter

Brown University
Paja Faudree
Sherine Hamdy
Catherine Lutz
Nicola Perugini
Ian Straughn
Mayssun Succarie

Bryn Mawr College
Peter Magee

Buffalo State College
Geoffrey Skoll

Butler University
Sholeh Shahrokhi

California Institute of Integral Studies
Cem Kursunoglu
Eileene Tejada

California State University Dominguez Hills
Tabitha Mulryan

California State University Fullerton
Alexandro Gradilla
Jose Zamora

California State University Long Beach
Judith Stevenson

California State University Los Angeles
Msia Clark

California State University San Bernadino
Anne Bennett

Cloud State University
Margaret Villanueva

Colgate University
Emilio Spadola
Nancy Ries

College of William & Mary
Brad Weiss

Columbia University
Lila Abu-Lughod
Brian Boyd
Yogesh Chandrani
Partha Chatterjee
Louis Cristillo
Zoe Crossland
Nadia Abu El-Haj
Steven Gregory
Nadia Guessous
Rhoda Kanaaneh
Brinkley Messick
Elizabeth Povinelli
Anupama Rao
David Scott
Audra Simpson
Mick Taussig
Paige West

Cornell University
Diana Allan
Larisa Kurtovic
Viranjini Munasinghe
Lucinda Ramberg

CUNY Baruch College
Ana Ramos-Zayas

CUNY Bronx Community College
Devin Molina

CUNY Graduate Center
Talal Asad
Emily Channell-Justice
Kate Griffiths-Dingani
Ryan Hamilton
Salman Hussain
Malav Kanuga
Romm Lewkowicz
Philippe-Richard Marius
Patricia Mathews
Helen Panagiotopoulos
Duygu Parmaksizoglu
Gerald Sider
Cihan Tekay

CUNY Hunter College
Jacqueline Brown
Gregory Johnson
Jonathan Shannon

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Ellen Belcher
Avram Bornstein

CUNY Lehman College
Christa Salamandra

CUNY Queens College
Amal Rassam

DePaul University
Kalyani Menon

Duke University
Engseng Ho
Ralph Litzinger
Kathryn Mathers
Lorand Matory
Diane M Nelson

Eastern Michigan University
Anders Linde-Laursen

Eastern Washington University
Wayne Kraft

Edgewood College
Katherine Zirbel

Emory University
Corinne Kratz
Michael G Peletz

Florida International University
Mark Padilla

Fordham University
Hugo Benavides
Bernadette Bucher
Aseel Sawalha

Fort Peck Community College
Paulette Steeves

Franklin & Marshall College
Tate LeFevre

George Mason University
Roger Lancaster

George Washington University
Ilana Feldman

Georgetown University
Fida Adely
Rochelle Davis
Elzbieta Gozdziak
Laurie King
Mubbashir Rizvi
Susan Terrio

Harvard University
Asad Ahmed
Kevin Caffrey
Steven Caton
Jean Comaroff
John Comaroff
Rowan Flad
Smita Lahiri
Andrew Littlejohn
Mary Steedly
Ajantha Subramanian
Lucien Taylor
Gary Urton
Anand Vaidya
Emrah Yildiz

Haverford College
Laurie Kain Hart

Humboldt State University
Llyn Smith

Indiana University
Jane Goodman

Indiana University Bloomington
Nur Amali Ibrahim

Iowa State University
Divinity O’Conner DLR-Roberts

Johns Hopkins University
Mariam Banahi
Clara Han
Naveeda Khan
Deborah Poole
Gustavo Valdivia
Marieke Wilson

Kaplan University
Matthew Emerson

Kutztown University
Kim Shively, Professor

Lafayette College
William Bissell
Neha Vora

Lewis and Clark College
Deborah Heath, Director

Louisiana State University
David Chicoine
Micha Rahder

Loyola University Chicago
Jesse Mumm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stefan Helmreich
Heather Paxson
Christine Walley

Miami University
Mark Peterson

Michigan State University
Jamil Hanifi
Sharmin Sadequee

Mills College
Maura Finkelstein

Monmouth College
Petra Kuppinger

Montclair State University
Christopher Matthews

Mt. Holyoke College
Debbora Battaglia

New Mexico State University
Monte McCrossin

New School for Social Research
Abou Farman
Rachel Heiman
Vyjayanthi V. Rao
Ann Laura Stoler
Miriam Ticktin
Vasiliki Touhouliotis

New York University
Bassam Abed
Arlene Davila
Marcial Godoy-Anativia
Ritty Lukose
Sally Engle Merry
Angela Zito

Northwestern University
Katherine Hoffman
Chris Kuzawa
Kathryn Mathers
Shalini Shankar
Matilda Stubbs
Jessica Winegar

Ohio State University
Jan Nespor

Ohio University
Marina Peterson

Oregon State University
David McMurray

Pitzer College
Daniel Segal

Pomona College
Pardis Mahdavi

Princeton University
John Borneman
Hildred Geertz
Abdellah Hammoudi

Rice University
Eliza Williamson
Drew Robert Winter

Rochester Institute of Technology
Robert Ulin

Rutgers University
Julie Livingston
Zakia Salime

Saint Martin’s University
David H Price
Teresa Winstead

Saint Xavier University
Iman Saca

San Francisco State University
James Quesada

San Jose State University
Manuel Callahan

Santa Clara University
Mary Hegland

Scripps College
Lara Deeb

Spelman College
Erica Williams

Stanford University
Nisrin Alamin Abdelrahman
Jess Auerbach
Dean Chahim
Marguerite DeLoney
Thomas Blom Hansen
Eugene Richardson
Nestor Silva

Sul Ross State University
Robert Mallouf

SUNY Binghamton
Victoria Leigh Brown
Sarah Hayman
Randall McGuire
Joshua Price

SUNY Brooklyn
John Hartung

Swarthmore
Farha Ghannam

Temple University
Sonay Ban
Karen L. Davis
Heather Levi

Towson University
Christopher Carrico

Tulane University
Adeline Masquelier
Matt Sakakeeny

University of Arizona
Linda Green

University of Arkansas
Krista Lewis

University of California Berkeley
Mariane Ferme
Charles Hirschkind
Jean Lave
Smadar Lavie
Saba Mahmood
Laurence Michalak
Donald S. Moore
Aihwa Ong
Stefania Pandolfo
David Szanton
Fouzieyha Towghi

University of California Davis
Marisol de la Cadena
Donald L Donham
Suad Joseph
Sunaina Maira
Flagg Miller
Smriti Srinivas

University of California Hastings College of the Law
George Bisharat

University of California Irvine
Victoria Bernal
Tom Boellstorff
Eleana Kim
Lilith Mahmud

UCLA
Karen Brodkin
Jessica Cattelino
Akhil Gupta
Sondra Hale
Purnima Mankekar
Sherry Ortner
David Shorter
Susan Slyomovics

University of California Riverside
Sherine Hafez
Tom Paterson

University of California San Diego
Ricardo Dominguez
Darcy Leo-Thiha Ike
Roshanak Khesti

University of California Santa Barbara
James Brooks

University of California Santa Cruz
Mark Anderson
Nancy N Chen
Mayanthi Fernando
Marcia Ochoa
Lisa Rofel
Kali Rubaii
Danilyn Rutherford
Anna Tsing

University of Chicago
Julie Chu
Jennifer Cole
Joshua Craze
Michael Dietler
McGuire Gibson
Michael Grotz
Christian Leavitt
Joe Masco
William Mazzarella
Kaushik Sunder Rajan
François Richard
Justin Richland
Anwen Tormey

University of Colorado at Boulder
Carla Jones
Carole McGranahan
Kaifa Roland

University of Colorado at Denver
Marty Otañez

University of Connecticut
James C Faris
Merrill Singer

University of Delaware
Katherine Dettwyler
Elaine Salo

University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Ty Tengan

University of Illinois at Chicago
Molly Doane
Martin F Manalansan IV
Nadine Naber
Junaid Rana
Gayatri Reddy
Gilberto Rosas

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Susan Davis
Faye Harrison
Ellen Moodie

University of Kentucky
Sarah Lyon

University of Louisville
Julie Peteet

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Aline Gubrium
Justin Helepololei
Arthur Keene
Jonathan Rosa
Christopher Sweetapple
Jacqueline Urla

University of Massachusetts Boston
Christopher Fung
Amy Den Ouden

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Arthur Keene
Lisa Maya Knauer

University of Michigan
Matthew Hull
Lamia Moghnieh
Ceren Ozgul
Elizabeth Roberts
Nishita Trisal

University of Michigan-Flint
Ananthakrishnan Aiyer
Jennifer Alvey
Hisyar Ozsoy

University of Minnesota
Stuart McLean
Guillermo Narvaez
Sonali Pahwa
Gloria Raheja
Julia Robinson
David Valentine

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Britt Van Paepeghem

University of New Hampshire
Barbara Larson

University of New Mexico
Jara Carrington
Erin Debenport
Les Field
Jeffrey C Long
Cristobal Valencia

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Florence Babb
Arturo Escobar
Don Nonini
Margaret Wiener

University of Notre Dame
Meredith Chesson

University of Oaklahoma
Ivan Ozbolt

University of Pennsylvania
Salam Al Quntar
Philippe Bourgois
Robert Schuyler
Rachel Throop

University of Puget Sound
Andrew Gardner

University of Southern California
Dorinne Kondo

University of the South
Donna Murdock

University of Utah
Shireen Khazeni

University of Virginia
Richard Handler

University of Washington
Jessica Johnson
Celia Lowe
Krisjon Olson
Arzoo Osanloo
Devon Peña
Michael Perez
Vincente Rafael
Philipp Rassmann
Sasha Welland

University of Wisconsin
Lesley Bartlett
Caroline Seymour-Jorn

University of Texas Austin
Ward Keeler
Maryam Keshani
Sofian Merabet
Circe Sturm
João Vargas
Kamala Visweswaran

Vanderbilt University
Lesley Gill

Virginia Commonwealth University
Faedah Totah

Virginia Tech
Nicholas Copeland

Washington University in St Louis
Bret Gustafson
Maryam Kashani

Wayne State University
Barbara Aswad
Elizabeth Faier

Webster University
Don Conway-Long

Wellesley College
Philip L Kohl
Sima Shakhsari

Wesleyan University
Sarah Croucher
Kēhaulani Kauanui
Aradhana Sharma
Gina Ulysse
Margot Weiss

Western Michigan University
Sarah Hill

Whittier College
Tessa Farmer
Ann M Kakaliouras

Yale University
Ali Abdi
Narges Erami
Zareena Grewal
Dina Omar
Alyssa Paredes
Tri Phuong
Elliot Prasse-Freeman
Sara Smith
Harvey Weiss

 

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