USACBI welcomes C. Heike Schotten to the Organizing Collective

The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is pleased to welcome C. Heike Schotten to the Organizing Collective. Heike is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches political theory, feminist theory, and queer theory (her work is available here). She is a contributor at Ma”an English, where she publishes a regular column on “Palestine in the U.S.,” and is a frequent contributor to Mondoweiss.  She has been involved in the Palestine solidarity movement since 2006.

Her most recent column for Ma”an, re-printed in longer form in Mondoweiss (and with more relevance to the US context), discusses the imperialist stakes of using the term “terrorism” in the context of the Charleston massacre:

  • July 9, 2015:   What is Terrorism?  The Charleston Massacre and Palestinian Resistance

  • July 11, 2015:  Why the Charleston Massacre Isn”t Terrorism, and Palestinian Resistance Always Will be

Some of Heike’s other articles are available on our website:

On academic boycott:

 about the American Studies Association”s resolution upholding the academic boycott of Israel

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  on the fallout of the American Studies Association”s resolution at Heike’s own campus, the University of Massachusetts Boston

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On Steven Salaita”s dismissal from the University of Illinois:

on “civility” as a form of colonialism

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about the importance of defending a robust version of freedom as liberation, rather than a narrowly liberal notion of “academic freedom”

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On Northeastern University”s 2014 suspension of its chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine:

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We look forward to working with Heike to build the campaign for academic and cultural boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel in support of Palestinian rights and liberation.

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