on the ASA Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

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Colin Dayan (Vanderbilt University) discusses the scope of responsibility institutionalized academia must embrace, and what “academic freedom” means to freedom itself, in light of the American Studies Association’s recent stance on the systematic silencing of Palestinian academia, and the polemics that have followed: “Must the actual separation wall in Israel become a reality in our institutions, blocking our view, disappearing Palestinians and burying the realities of the occupation?”

Read her full opinion piece here.

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cover photo: A sign on the front door of a Palestinian house which reads: “I have a clear conscience, do you? This home is free of products produced in [Israeli] Settlements.”

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