Political Scientists: Boycott UIUC!

Two hundred More than 300 Three hundred and thirty-five political scientists have now joined the boycott of UIUC, including scholars from Princeton, Chicago, Oxford, Hopkins, and more. That’s good, not great (philosophy is nearing 600 signatures!) Since poli sci is my discipline, I’d like to see that improve. If you haven’t signed, please do so. If you have, get a friend or colleague (in poli sci) to do so.

If you want to sign, you can do so here. (For the statement you’ll be signing and the list of signatories, see below.) With every new set of 25 signatures or so, I’ll update the list.

I’ll be moderating the comments heavily here; anything tangential to the mechanics of the boycott will not be allowed.

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Dear Chancellor Wise:

We the undersigned political scientists will not visit the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus until Professor Salaita is reinstated to the position offered him by the faculty and which he had accepted in good faith.

Sincerely (affiliations listed for identification purposes only),

Joseph Lowndes, University of Oregon

Stephen A. Nuño, Northern Arizona University

Jessica Blatt, Marymount College

Corey Robin, Brooklyn College

Romand Coles, Northern Arizona University

George Cicciarello-Maher, Drexel University

Bruce Baum, University of British Columbia

Joe Soss, University of Minnesota

Adolph Reed, University of Pennyslvania

Nancy Wadsworth, University of Denver

Jack Turner, University of Washington

Edmund Fong, University of Utah

James Johnson, University of Rochester

Bella Mirabella, New York University

Meredith Theeman, New York University

Anne Norton, University of Pennsylvania

Jane Bennett, Johns Hopkins University

Shang Ha, Brooklyn College

Anna Law, Brooklyn College

Bonnie Honig, Brown University

Paisley Currah, Brooklyn College

Jakeet Singh, Illinois State University

Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Alexander Livingston, Cornell University

Aziz Rana, Cornell University

Kevin Bruyneel, Babson College

William Roberts, McGill University

Jason Frank, Cornell University

Robyn Marasco, Hunter College

Jeannie Morefield, Whitman College

Anna Marie Smith, Cornell University

Mark Major, Pennsylvania State University

Onur Ince, Cornell University

Christopher Skeaff, University of Michigan

William Connolly, Johns Hopkins University

Zillah Eisenstein, Ithaca College

Lori Morso, Union College

Sahar Shafqat, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Vincent Hutchings, University of Michigan

Isaac Kamola, Trinity College

Paul Frymer, Princton University

Arash Abizadeh, McGill Universty

Heike Schotten, University of Massachusetts Boston

Andrew Dilts, Marymount Loyola University

Myles Jackson, New York University

Barbara Cruikshank, University of Massachusetts

Robert Nichols, University of Alberta

Nathan Widder, University of London

Kristin Horton, New York University

Melissa Michelson, Menlo College




Arang Keshavarzian, New York University

John Ehrenberg, Long Island University

Jacob Levy, McGill University

William Simmons, University of Arizona

Jennie Ikuta, Brown University

Mark Ungar, Brooklyn College CUNY Graduate Center

Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College

Jennifer Lobasz, University of Delaware

Kathy Ferguson, University of Hawai’i

Cedric Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago

Daragh Grant, University of Chicago

Banu Bargu, New School for Social Research

Renee Cramer, Drake University

Anne Harrington, American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.

Neil Roberts, Williams College

Jason Kosnoski, University of Michigan, Flint

Phil Klinkner, Hamilton College

Asma Abbas, Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Elizabeth Anker, George Washington University

Sanford Schram, Hunter College

Dan Mulcare, Salem State University

Aletta Norval, University of Essex, UK

Priscilla Yamin, University of Oregon

James Rowe, University of Victoria

Meredith Weiss, SUNY Albany

Sean Parson, Northern Arizona University

Ed Taylor, Missouri Western State University

Nina Katchadourian, New York University

Srirupa Roy, University of Goettingen, Germany

Liza Featherstone, Brooklyn College

Charmaine Chua, University of Minnesota

Amalia Pallares, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jonneke Koomen, Willamette University

George Shulman, New York University

Ian Zuckerman, Stanford University

Stuart White, Jesus College, Oxford University

Jennifer Gaboury, Hunter College

Daniel Butt, Oxford University

Shirin Deylami, Western Washington University

Scott Greer, University of Michigan

Jon Hultgren, Northern Arizona University

Vasuki Nesiah, New York University

Anita Chari, University of Oregon

Scott Lemieux, College of Saint Rose

Lida Maxwell, Trinity College

Simon Glezos, University of Victoria

Yves Winter, McGill University

Robert Geroux, DePauw University

Andrés Fabián Henao Castro, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Vijay Prashad, Trinity College




Christiane Wilke, Carleton University

Sean Jacobs, New School University

Susan Kang, City University of New York

Uday Mehta, CUNY Graduate Center

Dara Z. Strolovich, Princeton University

Michelle Smith, Barnard College

Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim, University of Hawai’i

Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome, Brooklyn College

Aaron Greenberg, Yale University

Heather Pool, Denison University

Harry Hirsch, Oberlin College

Dennis Kobray, Rutgers University Newark

Simona Sharoni, SUNY Plattsburgh

Preston Smith, Mount Holyoke College

Mark Rupert, Syracuse University

Alex Gourevitch, Brown University

Samuel Farber, Brooklyn College

Myisha Priest, New York University

Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago

Ming Chee Ang, Lund University, Sweden

Althea Sircar, University of California at Los Angeles

Shampa Biswas, Whitman College

Tariq Thachil, Yale University

Ayten Gundogdu, Barnard College

Laleh Khalili, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

Kouslaa Kessler-Mata, University of San Francisco

Sankaran Krishna, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Harshit Rathi, University of Minnesota

David Watkins, University of Dayton

Tareq Y. Ismael, University of Calgary

Rex Troumbley, University of Hawai’i

Andrea Teti, University of Aberdeen

Francois-Xavier Plasse-Couture, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Biana Isaki, University of Hawai’i

Nolan Bennett, Duke University

Daniel Levine, University of Alabama

Jack Jackson, Whitman College

Glenn Mackin, Eastman School of Music

R.W. Hildreth, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Lara Slatkin, New York University

Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Drucilla Cornell, Rutgers University

Dorian Warren, Columbia University

Robbie Shilliam, Queen Mary University of London

Smita Rahman, DePauw University

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University

Polly Pallister-Wilkins, University of Amsterdam

Martin O’Neill, University of York

Stephen Shalom, William Paterson University




Benjamin McKean, Ohio State University

Jenny Peterson, University of British Columbia

Michael J. Thompson, William Paterson University

James Martel, San Francisco State University

Polly Pallister-Wilkins, University of Amsterdam,

Adam Jones, University of British Columbia

David Kahane, University of Alberta

Adam Dahl, University of Minnesota

Jonathan Havercroft, University of Southampton

Juan Wang, McGill University

Henry Farrell, George Washington University

Iqra Anugrah, Northern Illinois University

Jimmy Casas Klausen,  Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rex Brynen, McGill University

Christopher Brooke, University of Bristol

Wendy Brown, UC Berkeley

Mark Sawyer, UCLA

Kam Shapiro, Illinois State University

Christopher Buck, St. Lawrence University

John Robey, University of Texas, Brownsville

Melisa Casumbai-Salazar, Whitman College

Nandino Deo, Lehigh University

Ashley Biser, Ohio Wesleyan University

Peter Kolozi, Bronx Community College, CUNY

Teri Caraway, University of Minnesota

Sarah Maddison, Columbia University

Jonathan Graubart, San Diego State University

Enzo Rossi, University of Amsterdam

Kristofer Peterson-Overton, Lehman College, CUNY

Jennifer C. Rubenstein, University of Virginia

Ryan A. Schowen, The Union Institute and University

Robert Farley, University of Kentucky

Nicholas Kiersey, Ohio University

Joshua Sperber, CUNY Graduate Center

Lee Jones, Queen Mary, University, London

Anthony Langlois, Flinders University, Australia

Paul Kirby, University of Sussex, UK

Katrina Forrester , Queen Mary, University of London

Adam McMahon, CUNY Graduate Center

Carla Yumatle, Harvard University

Craig Murphy, Wellesley College

Sohini Guha, University of Delhi

Navine Murshid, Colgate University

Davide Panagia, UCLA

Niall Ó Murchú, Western Washington University

Robert Mickey, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

John Medearis, University of California, Riverside

John Krinsky, City College of New York

Jennifer Pitts, University of Chicago




Janelle Wong, University of Maryland

David Pion-Berlin, University of California, Riverside

Vijay Prashad, Trinity College

Andres Fabián Henao Castro

John P. McCormick, University of Chicago

Lucy McGuffey, University of Colorado, Denver

Rohit Goel, University of Chicago

Clarissa Hayward, Washington University, St. Louis

Jason Adams, Grand Valley State University

Stephen Samuel Smith, Winthrop University

Sean Duffy, Quinnipiac University

Victor Wallis, Berklee College of Music

Jairus Grove, University of Hawai’I at Manoa

Nina Valiquette Moreau, University of Chicago

Sara Rushing, Montana State University

Sarah Parkinson, University of Minnesota

Christine B. Harrington, New York University

Cheryl Hall, University of South Florida

Katherine A. Gordy, San Francisco State University

Sharon Stanley, University of Memphis

Jason Shulman, Lehman College, CUNY

Lauren Wilcox, University of Cambridge

Filiz Kahraman, University of Washington

Uday Chandra, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Pedro Caban, University at Albany

Donald Kingsbury, University of Toronto

Lisa Bjorkman, Max Planck Institute

Megan Reif, University of Gothenberg, Sweden

Christopher Malone, Pace University

Thomas Dumm, Amherst College

Samer Abboud, Arcadia University

Inder Marwah, McMaster University

Joseph G. Peschek, Hamline University

Mindy Peden, John Carroll University

Charli Carpenter, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

John C. Berg, Suffolk University

Karuna Mantena, Yale University

Jocelyn Boryczka, Fairfield University

Pete W. Moore, Case Western University

Paul A. Passavant, Hobart and Smith Colleges

Aaron Greenberg, Yale University

Nancy Luxon, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Antonio Y. Vazquez-Arroyo, Rutgers University

Nicholas Xenos, University of Massachussets

Jennifer Cohen, Whitman College

Joan Tronto, University of Minnesota

Jack Jackson, Whitman College

Michael Kates, Georgetown University

Stephen Pampinella, SUNY New Paltz

Vincent Romani, UQAM




Clifford Bob, Duquesne University

Bradley J. McDonald, Colorado State University

Jana Everett, University of Colorado, Denver

Ian Hurd, Northwestern University

D. B. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University

Bethany Albertson, University of Texas, Austin

David Kinsella, Portland State University

Sonali Chakravarti, Wesleyan University

Glenn Morris, University of Colorado at Denver

Angelica Bernal, UMASS Amherst

Joseph H. Carens, University of Toronto

Daniel Kirsch, Valley Forge Military College

Peter Stone, Trinity College, Dublin

Shahar Hameiri, Murdoch University

Nichole Shippen, Laguardia CC

Simon Gilhooley, Bard College

Maurice Foisy, Western Washington University

Thea Riofrancos, University of Notre Dame

Russell Scott Day, Independent Scholar

Duncan Bell, University of Cambridge

Eli Meyerhoff, University of Minnesota

Elizabeth F. Cohen, Syracuse University

Inanna Hamati-Ataya, Aberystwyth University

Michael Busch, The City College of New York

Justin Hardy, University of Minnesota

Matthew Gritter, Angelo State University

David Forrest, Arizona State University

Shana Marshall, George Washington University

Celina Su, Brooklyn College & Graduate Center, City University of New York

Alexander D. Barder, Florida International University

Jill Crystal, Auburn University

Josh Stacher, Kent State University

Jeffrey Adam Sachs, McGill University

Caroline E. Arnold, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Mark Major, Penn State University

Alex Betancourt, University of Puerto Rico

Karam Dana, University of Washington Bothell

Eleni Panagiotarakou, Concordia University

Matt Barreto, University of Washington

Matthew Green, Catholic University of America

Greg Felker, Willamette University

Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Peter Bratsis, CUNY BMCC

Benjamin Peters, Miyazaki International College

Vikash Yadav, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Bron Tamulis, University of California at Irvine

PJ Brendese, Johns Hopkins University

Mark Duckenfield, Air War College

Claire McKinney, Washington University in St. Louis

Mark Brown, California State University, Sacramento




Bertell Ollman, Dept. of Politics, NYU

Richard Meagher, Randolph-Macon College

William Grover, Saint Michael’s College

Daniel Skinner, Ohio University

Alexander R. Arifianto, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Hadjar Aouardji, Sciences Po

Greg Liggett, University of Oregon

Erica Simmons, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Harry Targ, Purdue University

Phillip Ayoub, Drexel University

Jake Garlick, Grand Valley State University

Tutii Chilton, University of Hawaii-Manoa

Ashley Lukens, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Amy Perruso, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Rohan Kalyan, Virginia Tech

Robin Andersen, Fordham University

Syed Sami Raza, University of Peshawar

Whi Chang, University of Hawaii

Alyssa Battistoni, Yale University

Betcy Jose, University of Colorado

Jamal Nassar, Dean, California State University, San Bernardino

Gary Olson, Moravian College

Faramarz Farbod, Moravian College

Caleb Yong, University of Oxford

Sam Nelson, University of Toledo

Alan Shandro, Laurentian University

Amy Joy Matsen, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Karthick Ramakrishnan, University of California, Riverside

Farideh Farhi, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Susan Berger, Fordham University

Ella Myers, University of Utah

Lars Toender, University of Melbourne

Anna Selmeczi, University of Fort Hare

Dibyesh Anand, University of Westminster

Will Jones, University of Oxford


  1. Donald Pruden, Jr., a/k/a The Enemy Combatant September 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm | #

    I have long since signed the petition for non-academics a while back (although I did attend graduate school at NYU in the 1990’s).

    Can someone link to a petition for the public that can then forwarded to others? The one I signed did not have that function. Or I missed it.

  2. Ash September 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm | #

    Is there one for Law Professors? If so, would someone please link to it so I can badger my former professors and lecturers? Thanks.

  3. Patrick September 5, 2014 at 10:53 pm | #

    Take a look at the library and information science petition: http://illusionofvolition.com/lis-practitioners-and-scholars-support-steven-salaita/

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