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Faculty for Palestine Statement in support of SPHR McGill

Faculty for Palestine, and the undersigned signatories would like to express our strong and unwavering support for SPHR McGill and other students at McGill University who have been organizing and mobilizing in opposition to the new POLI 339 course. This course, which isscheduled to be held this summer, includes a two-week exchange program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. As student activists have critically and consistently argued, this discriminates against Palestinian, Arab and Muslim students who would be subjected to potential harassment, detention and/ or expulsion by the Israeli border authorities. Moreover, the funding for this course is strongly tied to the violent Israeli military occupation of Palestinian territories, and Hebrew University itself is partially situated on illegally obtained land in East Jerusalem.

As strong supporters of the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, we are appalled by the McGill University’s continued support for and engagement in exchanges with Israeli institutions, and by the senior Administration’s refusal to recognize the constitutionally binding vote of the Arts Undergraduate Society Legislative Council NOT to approve the additional fee that will be charged for this course. We stand in solidarity with the students in demanding that McGill University cancel the POLI 339 course.

NOTE: Signatures are organized alphabetically by last name, and are used in a personal capacity. Institutional affiliations are for identification purposes only.

  • Nahla Abdo (PhD.), Professor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario
  • Professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, PhD, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, San Francisco State University
  • Malek Abisaab, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Rula Abisaab, Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Brian Aboud, Professor, Vanier College, Montreal
  • Nadia Abu-Zahra, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
  • Greg Albo, professor of Politics, York University, Canada
  • Diana Allan, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Sima Aprahamian, Ph.D., Research Associate, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Sylvat Aziz, Associate Professor, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Beverly Bain, LTA, Women and Gender Studies/Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto (UTM), Ontario
  • Abigail B. Bakan, Professor, University of Toronto
  • Himani Bannerji, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Department of Sociology, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Roger Beck, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Jody Berland, Professor, York University, Toronto
  • Brenna Bhandar, Senior Lecturer, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • Davina Bhandar, Centre for Social Sciences, Athabasca University, Alberta
  • Naomi Binder Wall, PhD Student, OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Malcolm Blincow, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology (Emeritus), York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Lara Braitstein, Associate Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Haim Bresheeth, Professorial Research Associate, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, School of Oriental and African Studies and  Director of Camera Obscura Films
  • Andrew Brook, Chancellor’s Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science Emeritus, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Paul Leduc Browne, D.Phil., Professeur titulaire, Université du Québec en Outaouais
    Gatineau, Québec
  • Mike Burke, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Politics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Noah Cannon, Master’s Student, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Valentina Capurri, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
  • Aziz Choudry, Associate Professor, Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal
  • Ken Collier, Professor (retired), PhD (Econ), Athabasca University, Mission, British Columbia, Canada
  • Deborah Cowen, University of Toronto
  • Edwin E. Daniel, Ph.D., FRSC, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, University of Alberta, McMaster University, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Chandler Davis, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Mary Ellen Davis, Part-Time Faculty, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montréal Quebec
  • Kari Dehli, Professor Emerita, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Wilfrid Denis, Professor emeritus, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Peter Eglin, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
  • Christo El Morr, Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Mohammad Fadel, Professor of Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Randa Farah, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Sue Ferguson, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, Ontario
  • Peter Fitting, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Mireya Folch-Serra, Professor Emerita, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
  • Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada
  • Dina Georgis, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
  • Peter Gose, Full Professor of Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Kevin A. Gould, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Jesse Greener, professeur agrégé Université Laval, Québec., QC
  • Nadia Habib, Contract Faculty, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Judy Haiven, Retired professor, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Wael Hallaq, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
  • rosalind hampton, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto
  • Larry Hannant, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Michelle Hartman, Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Sumi Hasegawa, Retired Faculty Lecturer, McGill University, Montreal, QC., Canada
  • David Heap, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • Adrienne Hurley, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
  • Wilson Chacko Jacob, Associate Professor, Department of History, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Kathryn Kalemkerian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Michael Keefer, Professor Emeritus, School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph
  • Paul Kellogg, Athabasca University, Alberta
  • Robert D. Kent (PhD), Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
  • Shahnaz Khan, Professor Emerita, Wilfrid Laurier University, Women and Gender Studies and Global Studies, PhD, Toronto
  • Prabha Khosla, Independent Urban and Gender Researcher
  • Gary Kinsman, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Laurentian University
  • Dr. Tamari Kitossa, Associate Professor, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario
  • Denis Kosseim, André-Laurendeau College/Cégep, Philosophy Department, Montreal (LaSalle burrough) QC
  • Thomas Lamarre, James McGill Professor, East Asian Studies, McGill University, Montreal, QC Canada
  • Margaret Little, Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Bruce Lofquist, MA, human rights advocate, Oakville ON Canada
  • Andrew Lugg, Emeritus Professor, University of Ottawa, Montreal
  • Rashmi Luther, Retired faculty, School of Social Work, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Graeme MacQueen, Associate Professor, Religious Studies, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (retired)
  • Juan Carlos Martinez PhD, Associate Professor Hispanic Studies, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
  • David McNally, Professor Emeritus, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Khalid Mustafa Medani, Associate Professor, Political Science and Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Dieter Misgeld. Professor emeritus, Ontario institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Shahrzad Mojab, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Kevin Moloney, Dept Languages, Literatures, Linguistics, York University, Toronto
  • Colin Mooers, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
  • Joy Moore, M.S.W., M.A., McGill University School of Social Work graduate; MA History, Concordia University; Retired Faculty, Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec
  • Karen Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Politics, York University, Toronto
  • Mary-Jo Nadeau, Independent Scholar, PhD Sociology, York University, Toronto
  • Joanne Naiman, Professor Emerita, Sociology, Ryerson University, Toronto
  • Neil Naiman, Senior Scholar, York University, Toronto
  • Sheryl Nestel PhD, Activist/Independent Scholar,Toronto
  • Sylvie Paquerot, Professeure agrégée/Associate Professor, École d’études politiques/ School of Political Studies, Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Karen Pearlston, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
  • James Penney, Professor Department of Cultural Studies and Department of French and Francophone Studies,Trent University, Ontario, Canada
  • Justin Podur, York University, Ontario
  • Professor G. Potter, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
  • Denis Rancourt, PhD, Retired Full Professor of Physics, University of Ottawa, Researcher, Ontario Civil Liberties Association, Ottawa, Canada
  • Norma Rantisi, Professor, Geography & Urban Planning, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Leda Raptis, PhD, Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston
  • Judy Rebick, Former CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
  • Stephen Rockel, Associate Professor, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough, Ontario
  • Marty Roth, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Minnesota
  • Reuben Roth, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Labour Studies Program
    School of Northern & Community Studies, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
  • Najib Safieddine, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Madalena Santos, PhD, Instructor, Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • Sarah Schulman. Distinguished Professor, City University of New York, College of Staten Island, U.S.A.
  • Helen Scott, Associate Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Alan Sears, Sociology, Ryerson University
  • Alan Shandro, Associate Professor, Political Science, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
  • Eric Shragge, Associate Professor, Retired, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Gregory Shupak, University of Guelph-Humber, Ontario
  • Harry Smaller (Ph.D), Associate Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Adrian Smith, Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Douglas Smith, PhD student, Universidad de Chile; M.A. Hispanic Studies Graduate from Concordia University; Part-time course lecturer at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile
  • Fernanda Soler Urzúa, Assistant professor, Departamento de Estudios Pedagógicos, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, Universidad de Chile
  • Daiva Stasiulis, Professor, Sociology/Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa Canada
  • Andrew Stevens (PhD), Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Donald Swartz, Professor (retired), Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Itrath Syed, PhD Candidate, School of Communication, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
  • Vannina Sztainbok, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Social Education, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Steven Tufts, Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Dror Warschawski, Associate Professor, UQAM, Montréal, Canada
  • Kathy Wazana, Graduate Student, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Laura Westra, Ph.D., Ph.D.(Law), Professor Emerita (Philosophy), University of Windsor Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Law, Visiting Professor,Faculty of Jurisprudence, University of Salerno
  • Anna Willats, Faculty, AWCCA Program, George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario
  • Cynthia Wright, York University, Toronto, Ontario

Society for Socialist Studies Passes Boycott Motion

The Society for Socialist Studies made the following announcement on June 21, 2018:

Motion on academic boycott of Israel passes at Society for Socialist Studies AGM

The Society for Socialist Studies (SSS) joined the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel when it passed a motion supporting the boycott of Israeli academic institutions at its AGM on May 31st.

The motion, which passed unanimously, reads that the Society “endorses and will honor the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions” and that the Society “supports the protected rights of students and scholars everywhere to engage in research and public speaking about Palestine and the state of Israel and in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.”

Read more about it here.

Stand Against Apartheid Lawfare

Faculty for Palestine is one of multiple organizations to endorse the Stand Against Apartheid Lawfare petition
The petition is a response by members of the American Studies Association to the last remaining lawsuit targeting the ASA’s BDS resolution.
Among other things, the petition points out that the lawsuit names “further members of the ASA who, we note, are predominantly queer, indigenous/Palestinian, and women of color, despite the fact that those working towards the resolution also included white (and specifically white Jewish) ASA members, and although an overwhelming majority of the ASA membership voted in favor of the resolution.”
Please take the time to review the petition in full and consider signing.

Stand Against Apartheid Lawfare!

The Louis D. Brandeis Center is engaged in lawfare against members of the American Studies Association, against the association itself, and against the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (http://www.usacbi.org/). This lawfare takes the form of a frivolous and racist lawsuit.

As experts at Palestine Legal have explained: “The Brandeis Center is seeking to fix the failed theory of their original lawsuit against the American Studies Association (ASA) by asking the court for permission to add new theories and new defendants . . .

 

Solidarity with Bill Mullen

The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) is calling on faculty and students to defend Bill Mullen, professor of English and American Studies at Purdue University, from “false and malicious attacks” by Purdue’s president, Mitch Daniels. The statement of support for Mullen condemns Daniels for   the “misconception . . . that anti-Zionism is antisemitic.”

Please join Faculty for Palestine in signing and sharing this public statement.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnqOISEs-vmsFMgbYdWg06G_Rt5HKCz1J-uzKyZ1jHn2TMVA/viewform

TO SIGN: Click the link, scroll to the end of the statement, then add your name, affiliation and email address in the highlighted area.