The Salaita Affair
Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned

Ramahi, Omar M.
Date Written:  2014-10-16
Publisher:  Counterpunch
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16823

Professor Steven Salaita was to begin his new faculty appointment in Fall 2014 as a tenured Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His appointment was vetted through the multi-layer levels that are a mainstay of North American universities faculty appointment process. However, on August 1, 2014, the chancellor of UIUC Phyllis Wise informed Salaita that he did not have a faculty job at UIUC. The storm this di-hiring created amongst North American academics was unprecedented.

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