Uncivil Rites:Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom

Salaita book talkA Book Talk Steven Salaita & Panel Discussion

In the summer of 2014, renowned American Indian studies professor Steven Salaita had his appointment to a tenured professorship revoked by the board of trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Salaita’s employment was terminated in response to his public tweets criticizing Israeli government policy. Salaita’s case raises important questions about academic freedom, free speech on campus, and the movement for justice in Palestine.

In his new book Uncivil Rites, Salaita combines personal reflection and political critique to shed new light on his controversial termination. He situates his case at the intersection of important issues that affect both higher education and social justice activism. Steven Salaita currently holds the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut.

Book talk and panel discussion

When: October 12, 2015

Time: 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Location: Student Services Building, Conf. Rooms ABC, 1200 W. Harrison, Chicago, IL

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