Statement from California Faculty Members in Support of SB118

To the ASUC,

We the undersigned faculty members from California educational institutions call for reaffirming the ASUC Bill in Support of UC Divestment from War Crimes. We stand united in support of the right of the Palestinian people to be free of the repression and violence that the Israeli military policy is inflicting upon them. We also stand united in our strong belief that divesting from companies that provide significant support for the Israeli military is both a moral and strategic way to take responsibility for how tuition and taxpayer-funded research dollars are used in our educational institutions. We urge the UC system to take the lead in this direction as has been its tradition, and commend the students who are working to achieve this goal. We reject the portrayals of this action as anti-Semitic. We maintain that it does not make a choice between Palestinians and Israelis, but between universal human freedom and oppression.

Signed,

# Name Title School
1 Samer Madanat Xenel Prof. of Engineering. Director, Inst. of Transportation Studies UC Berkeley
2 Laurent El Ghaoui Prof., EECS and IEOR Dep. UC Berkeley
3 Minoo Moallem Prof., Gender and Women’s Studies UC Berkeley
4 Joel Beinin Donald J. McLachlan Prof. of History Stanford
5 Rutie Adler Lecturer, NES Dep.. Coordinator, Hebrew Language Program UC Berkeley
6 Hatem Bazian Lecturer, Near Eastern and Asian American Studies UC Berkeley
7 Barbara D Barnes Lecturer, Gender & Women Studier UC Berkeley
8 Evalyn F Segal Prof. Emerita, Dep. of Psychology San Diego State
9 Hamid Algar Prof. of Islamic Studies, NES Dep. UC Berkeley
10 Michael Burawoy Prof. of Sociology UC Berkeley
11 Susan Ervin-Tripp Prof. Emerita of Psychology UC Berkeley
12 Samera Esmeir Asst. Prof., Rhetoric Dep. UC Berkeley
13 Chana Kronfeld Prof., Hebrew, Yiddish and Comparative Literature UC Berkeley
14 Daniel Boyarin Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Prof. of Talmudic Culture, Dep. of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric UC Berkeley
15 Sophie Volpp Assc. Prof. of Chinese and Comparative Literature UC Berkeley
16 Judith Butler Maxine Elliot Prof. of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature UC Berkeley
17 Bluma Goldstein Prof. Emerita, Dep. of German UC Berkeley
18 Gil Hochberg Assc. Prof. of Comparative Literature UC LA
19 Anne-Lise François Assc. Prof. of English and Comparative Literature UC Berkeley
20 Ian Duncan Prof. of English UC Berkeley
21 Ramona Naddaff Assc. Prof. of Rhetoric UC Berkeley
22 Elizabeth Abel Prof. of English UC Berkeley
23 Hertha Sweet Wong Assc. Prof., Dep. of English. Chair, Dep. of Art Practice UC Berkeley
24 Michael Lucey Prof. of French and Comparative Literature UC Berkeley
25 Suzanne Guerlac Prof. of French UC Berkeley
26 Wendy Brown Emanuel Heller Prof. of Political Science UC Berkeley
27 Piya Chatterjee Assc. Prof., Dep. of Women’s Studies UC Riverside
28 George Bisharat Prof., College of the Law UC Hastings
29 Bishara Doumani Prof., Dep. of History UC Berkeley
30 Gillian Hart Prof., Dep. of Geography UC Berkeley
31 Charles Hirschkind Assc. Prof. of Anthropology UC Berkeley
32 Joanna Picciotto Assc. Prof. of English UC Berkeley
33 Richard A Walker Prof. of Geography. Co-director, Global Metropolitan Studies. Chair, California Studies Center UC Berkeley
34 Lawrence Cohen Prof., Anthropology and South & Southeast Asian Studies UC Berkeley
35 Barrie Thorne Prof. of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies UC Berkeley
36 Carla Freccero Prof. of Literature. Director, Center for Cultural Studies UC Santa Cruz
37 Margaret Larkin Prof. of Arabic Literature, NES Dep. UC Berkeley
38 Mark LeVine Prof., Dep. of History UC Irvine
39 Saree Makdisee Prof. of English & Comparative Literature UC LA
40 Ayesha Gill Former Asst. Prof. of Genetics, Biology Dep. UC LA
41 Omnia El Shakry Assc. Prof., Dep. of History UC Davis
42 Patricia Morton Assc. Prof. of Architectural History, History of Art Dep. UC Riverside
43 Abdul JanMohamed Professor, English Department UC Berkeley
44 Michael J Cassidy Professor, Dep. Of Civil & Environmental Engineering UC Berkeley
45 Chava Boyarin Lecturer, Hebrew Language, NES Dep. UC Berkeley
46 Leonard Sklar Assc. Prof., Geosciences (PhD UC Berkeley, 2003) SFSU
47 Nancy Stoller Research Prof., Dep. of Community Studies UC Santa Cruz
48 Victor Silverman Assc. Prof., History Pomona College
49 Zayn Kassam Assc. Prof., Religious Studies Pomona College
50 Jonathan Graubart Assc. Prof., Political Science San Diego State
51 Andrew P Gutierrez Prof. Emeritus of Ecosystem Science UC Berkeley
52 Harold L Schwartz Prof. of Medicine UC Irvine
53 Louis F Reichardt Prof. of Physiology and Biochemistry & Biophysics UCSF
54 Suad Joseph Prof. of Anthropology and Women & Gender Studies UC Davis
55 Gilbert G Gonzalez Prof. Emeritus, Chicano Latino Studies UC Berkeley
56 Raka Ray Prof., Sociology and South and Southeast Asian Studies UC Berkeley
57 Christian Haesemeyer Assc. Prof., Dep. of Mathematics UC LA
58 Arturo Grialdez Visiting Prof., Hispanic Summer Institute UC Santa Barbara

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