Two events with Professor Steven Salaita

Professor Steven Salaita will present two lectures in Edmonton on January 13:

Silencing Dissent: Palestine, Digital Activism, Academic Freedom, and the Decline of the Public University
Tuesday, January 13 (3:30 – 5:15 pm)
Humanities Centre Lecture Hall 1 (HC-L1)
111 Street & Saskatchewan Drive, University of Alberta Campus
(Click here for map)

Palestine, Indigenous Peoples, and the Public Intellectual
Tuesday, January 13 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 150
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus
(Click here for map)

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Professor Steven Salaita is at the centre of an international protest against academic censorship and the silencing of dissent. During the summer of 2014, Salaita tweeted about the horrors of the Israeli assault and bombardment of Gaza. As he prepared to move to a new job as tenured professor in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, he was “de-hired” when wealthy donors objected to his Twitter feed.

Salaita is the author of many articles and six books including Israel’s Dead Soul, Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures, and Politics, and Anti-Arab Racism in the USA. The Holy Land in Transit: Colonialism and the Quest for Canaan analyses the rhetoric and myths in the settlement of North America and Israel and the “counter-discourse patterns that connect Indigenous writing in both locations.”

Read more about Steven Salaita’s case at the Center for Constitutional Studies.

Co-sponsored by:
Association of Academic Staff, University of Alberta (AAS:UA)
Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER)
Faculty of Arts
Department of English and Film Studies
Faculty for Palestine (F4P)
Faculty of Native Studies
Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)
Department of Philosophy
Department of Political Science
Palestine Solidarity Network
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

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