NYU faculty stand with SJP: Don’t punish peaceful protest

A growing list of NYU faculty members have signed on to the following statement in support of free speech and the right to peaceful political protest:

“We, the undersigned NYU faculty members, believe that the First Amendment right of NYU students to express, and advocate for, their opinions on issues of public concern must be respected and protected. This includes the mock eviction notices that members of the NYU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a recognized student organization, recently distributed in NYU dormitories. This act of peaceful political protest cannot reasonably be construed as hate speech, nor is there any evidence that it targeted students belonging to a specific religious group.

We therefore call on the NYU administration to refrain from taking disciplinary action against SJP or the students involved in this action, and to respond vigorously to the tendentious allegations to which they have been subjected by reaffirming the university’s unwavering commitment to free speech and to the open exchange of views on even the most controversial issues.”

  1. Ada Ferrer, Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  2. Adam H. Becker, Associate Professor, FAS Senator
  3. Andrew Needham, Associate Professor of History
  4. Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis
  5. Angela Zito, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Religious Studies
  6. Ann Pellegrini, Professor, Performance Studies (TSOA) and Religious Studies (FAS)
  7. Ara H. Merjian, Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
  8. Arang Keshavarzian, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Affairs
  9. Barbara Weinstein, Silver Professor of History
  10. Bertell Ollman, Professor, Department of Politics
  11. Benoit Challand, Assistant Professor, Kevorkian Center for Near East Studies
  12. Christine Harrington, Professor, Department of Politics
  13. Crystal Parikh, Associate Professor of English, Social and Cultural Analysis
  14. Daniel Walkowitz, Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis/ Metropolitan Studies
  15. David Margolies, Professor at NYU-London
  16. Dennis Geronimus, Associate Professor
  17. Diana Taylor, Professor, Performance Studies and Spanish
  18. Edward Ziter, Associate Professor
  19. Elaine Freedgood, Professor of English
  20. Emanuela Bianchi, Department of Comparative Literature
  21. Gabriel Giorgi, Associate Professor
  22. George Downs, Professor of Politics
  23. Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Associate Professor
  24. Greg Grandin, Professor of History
  25. Greta Scharnweber, Associate Director, Hagop Kevorkian Center
  26. Gwendolyn Alker, Associate Teacher
  27. Hasia Diner, Professor, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, History
  28. Holly Maguigan, Professor of Clinical Law
  29. Helga Tawil-Souri, Associate Professor
  30. Ilya Kliger, Associate Professor
  31. J David Velleman, Professor of Philosophy
  32. Jacques Lezra, Professor, Comparative Literature and Spanish
  33. Jeff Goodwin, Professor of Sociology
  34. Jeffrey Sammons, Professor of History
  35. Jim Uleman, Professor of Psychology
  36. John Archer, Professor
  37. Jonathan J G Alexander, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts
  38. Justin Stearns, Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroad Studies (NYUAD)
  39. Karl Appuhn, Associate Professor of History and Italian Studies
  40. Kathy Engel, Assistant Art Professor
  41. Kim Phillips-Fein, Associate Professor
  42. Konstantinos Kornetis, Assistant Professor
  43. Lester W Cohen, Adjunct Professor
  44. Lina Meruane, Global Liberal Studies
  45. Linda Gordon, University Professor
  46. Lisa Duggan, Professor, Social & Cultural Analysis
  47. Manu Goswami, Associate Professor of History
  48. Marie Cruz Soto, Clinical Assistant Professor
  49. Marilyn B. Young, Professor of History
  50. Marion Kaplan, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
  51. Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Media, Culture, Communications
  52. Mark Read, Adjunct Professor
  53. Medhat Credi, Senior Language Lecturer
  54. Michael Balter, Adjunct Professor of Journalism
  55. Michael Gilsenan, Professor MEIS and Anthropology
  56. Michael Peachin, Professor of Classics
  57. Michael Rectenwald, Master Teacher, Liberal Studies
  58. Molly Nolan, Professor of History
  59. Mona Jimenez, Associate Arts Professor, Tisch
  60. Moss Roberts, Professor of Chinese
  61. Muhamed Osman Al Khalil, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Arabic Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi
  62. Muriel Dimen, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology
  63. Myles Jackson, Professor of the History of Science, Gallatin
  64. Nader Uthman, MEIS
  65. Nahid Mozaffari, Visiting Associate Professor
  66. Nancy F Regalado, Professor Emerita of French (Ret.)
  67. Ned Seeman, Professor of Chemistry
  68. Neville Kallenbach, Professor of Chemistry
  69. Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor, Media, Culture and Communication
  70. Patricia DeGennaro, Adjunct Professor of Politics
  71. Pascal Menoret, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies
  72. Paul Monsour, Adjunct Professor
  73. Paula Chakravartty, Associate Professor
  74. Peder Anker, Associate Professor
  75. Randy Martin, Professor, Tisch School of Arts
  76. Rebecca Anne Goetz, Associate Professor of History
  77. Rebecca E. Karl, Associate Professor
  78. Richard Schechner, University Professor & Professor of Performance Studies
  79. Ritty Lukose, Associate Professor
  80. Robert Cohen, Visiting Scholar
  81. Rodolfo Aiello, Senior Language Lecturer (Ret.)
  82. Sana Odeh, Clinical Professor of Computer Science
  83. Seda Gurses, Research Fellow
  84. Sibylle Fischer, Associate Professor
  85. Sinan Antoon, Associate Professor
  86. Sinclair Thomson, Associate Professor of History
  87. Stephen Duncombe, Associate Professor
  88. Stephen Wangh, Arts Professor Emeritus
  89. Sylvia Molloy, Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities Emerita
  90. Tamer el-Leithy, Assistant Professor of Medieval History, MEIS
  91. Tavia Nyong’o, Associate Professor
  92. Vasuki Nesiah, Associate Professor of Practice, The Gallatin School
  93. Vivek Chibber, Professor of Sociology
  94. Yanni Kotsonis, Professor, Jordan Center and Russian Studies
  95. Zachary Lockman, Professor, MEIS and History

2 responses to “NYU faculty stand with SJP: Don’t punish peaceful protest

  1. Pingback: Frequently Asked Questions: Mock Eviction Notices, Free Speech, and “Restorative Justice” at NYU | Farce Politics·

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