The Salaita Affair
Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned
Ramahi, Omar M.http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/16/the-salaita-affair/
Date Written: 16/10/2014
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.