Saturday, June 03, 2006

'Boycott me'

I have a proposal for all British and American faculty who care about global justice:

Please boycott me.

While you are at it, boycott all other American professors. Do not invite us to conferences. Do not publish our work. Do not read our blogs (after this post, of course). We have a lot to answer for.

This response by Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of culture and communication at NYU, is to the following:

By a vote of 106-71, one of Britain’s two faculty unions on Monday adopted a policy under which its members are urged to avoid contact with Israeli universities or professors unless they demonstrate their opposition to various policies of the Israeli government with regard to Palestinians.


  1. Anonymous said...

    That's just obscene.

  2. Abi said...

    Shrikant: Absolutely! It was just the right response, wasn't it?