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Steven Salaita

Steven Salaita is an American scholar holding the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. His latest book is Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom.

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Trump's gambit harmful, but not fatal for Palestinian Jerusalem

07 December, 2017

Comment: Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli is a provocation signaling even greater Zionist expansionism, but the Palestinians and their supporters will not cede the city, writes Steven Salaita.

Trump's gambit harmful, but not fatal for Palestinian Jerusalem

06 December, 2017

Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli is a provocation signaling even greater conciliation to Zionist expansionism, but the Palestinians and their supporters will not cede it, says Steven Salaita

A message to artists who play Israel

25 November, 2017

Comment: Ignoring calls for international solidarity against Apartheid is the sort of decision that gets noted in obituaries, writes Steven Salaita.

Zionism and the alt-right

06 November, 2017

Comment: Can Zionism separate itself from the alt-right in order to save its liberal reputation? asks Steve Salaita.

Prioritising Zionism over Palestinians at the University of Illinois

09 October, 2017

Comment: The university of Illinois is constitutionally incapable of supporting real anti-racism, doing so would undermine its devotion to the ruling class, writes Steven Salaita.

'Israeli' hummus is theft, not appropriation

04 September, 2017

Comment: Referencing Arab defensiveness about traditional dishes without mentioning colonisation or ethnic cleansing is a whitewash, writes Steven Salaita.

A moral case against normalisation with Israel

31 August, 2017

Comment: Normalising relations with Israel amounts to crossing the picket line, and betrays not only compatriots, but everybody oppressed by sites of authority, writes Steven Salaita.

Isolating radicals: America's new academic blacklisting

31 July, 2017

Comment: Whether they are challenging whiteness, settler colonialism or capitalism, 'disruptive' intellectuals are being blacklisted and even sacked from America's academic institutions. This practice must stop, writes Steven Salaita.

Isolating radicals: America's new academic blacklisting

28 July, 2017

Comment: Whether they are challenging whiteness, settler colonialism or capitalism, 'disruptive' intellectuals are being blacklisted and even sacked from America's academic institutions. This practice must stop, writes Steven Salaita.

Refugees and xenophobia: When pragmatism trumps compassion

16 December, 2016

Comment: The narrative of preserving 'our way of life' was built on reinventing an insecure past, but these days it empowers CEOs and heads of state, writes Steven Salaita.

Palestine and Hillary, 'the lesser evil'

26 July, 2016

Comment: Support for Clinton might keep Trump from the White House, but that means nothing for those 'in distant lands' destined to suffer under her colonialist administration, notes Steven Salaita.

All for BDS, once and for all

06 May, 2016

Comment: The campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions aimed at the Israeli government is merely a reflection of the unspoken boycott of Palestinians by the academic establishment, writes Steven Salaita.

Steven Salaita
Steven Salaita

Steven Salaita is an American scholar holding the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. His latest book is Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom.

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