Thursday, August 14, 2014

Petition to Chancellor Wise From Latino/a and Chicana/o Studies Scholars

Dear Chancellor Phyllis Wise:
We are faculty in Chicana/o and Latino/a departments and programs across the nation. We write to express our outrage with your recent decision to prevent Steven Salaita from assuming his appointment to the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Revoking Dr. Salaita’s already accepted offer because of his twitter statements about recent events in Gaza is a flagrant violation of academic freedom and an affront to our colleagues in American Indian Studies. As Chicano/a and Latina/o Studies scholars, we have fought for our space in the academy and we see this administrative decision to deny Salaita's hire as an encroachment on faculty self-governance and our collective ability to define the terms and futures of our specific fields of study.
Until such time as the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign decides to allow Dr. Salaita to take the position he was offered and accepted we will not participate in any events on your campus including attending academic conferences, lectures, or visits. 

Listed institutions are for identification purposes only.
Instructions: Please use the comments section to add your name and affiliation. This petition is specifically for faculty who do work in the fields of Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies, regardless of your department affiliation. We will only submit names that have listed affiliations. 

To leave a comment, you can sign in using the box "comment as" right below the text box for comments. If you don't have an account with one of the given options, you can sign in using the anonymous function. Simply leave your name and affiliation (position, department, university). 

If for any reason you can't sign the petition by adding to the comments section, please send your name and affiliation to luz(dot)calvo (at)csueastbay(dot)edu and I'll add your name.  

Finally, help us by sharing the link to this petition with your colleagues or on social media. Thanks! 

80 comments:

  1. Luz Calvo, Ethnic Studies, Cal State East Bay

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  2. Michael Calderón-Zaks, Editor, Journal of Race and Global Social Change

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  3. Annette M. Rodriguez, PhD Candidate, Brown University

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  4. Anita Tijerina Revilla, PhD
    Associate Professor & Director of Gender & Sexuality Studies

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  5. Ronald López, Associate Professor, Sonoma State University

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  6. Deborah Santana, Ethnic Studies, Mills College

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  7. Catriona Rueda Esquibel, Race & Resistance Studies, San Francisco State University

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  8. José M. Aguilar-Hernández, Ph.D., Cal Poly Pomona

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  9. Tracy M. Zuniga, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Riverside

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  10. Michael Hames-García, Director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society and Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon

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  11. Amelia M.L. Montes, Associate Professor; Director, The Institute for Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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  12. Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, Associate Professor, Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies, Washington State University

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  13. Carina Bandhauer, Professor of Sociology, Western Connecticut State University

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  14. Sandra K. Soto, Associate Prof. of Gender & Women's Studies, University of Arizona

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  15. Professor, Literature and Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

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    1. Can you add your full name? Thanks!

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    2. Yes, Shelley Streeby, Professor, Literature and Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

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  16. Pedro DiPietro, Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

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  17. Elena Gutierrez, Assoc. Prof. of Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago

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  18. Leisy Abrego, Assistant Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

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  19. Deborah R. Vargas, Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside

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  20. Cindy Cruz, Assistant Professor, Education Department, UC Santa Cruz

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  21. Larissa M Mercado-LopezAugust 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Larissa M Mercado-Lopez, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, Affiliated faculty in Chicano/Latin American Studies, California State University, Fresno

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  22. Ernesto Javier Martinez, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon

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  23. Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Northwestern University

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  24. Irene Mata, Associate Professor, Women's & Gender Studies Department
    Wellesley College

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  25. Micaela Díaz-Sánchez, Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies, Mount Holyoke College

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  26. Alex Espinoza, Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in the Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies, California State University, Fresno

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  27. Maria Cotera, Associate Professor, Women's Studies, Latina/o Studies, American Culture, University of Michigan

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  28. Darshan Elena Campos, Ph.D. MEEP: Mapping Educational Ecosystems Project.

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  29. Kandace Creel Falcon, Director and Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University Moorhead

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  30. David Delgado Shorter, Professor and Vice Chair, World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA

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  31. Priscilla Page, MFA, Senior Lecturer, Department of Theater, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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  32. Kristen Silva Gruesz, U California, Santa Cruz. Gracias!

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  33. Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis; Director of Undergraduate Studies, New York University

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  34. Ray Hernandez-Duran, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque

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  35. Ramona Fernandez, Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and American Studies and Chicano Latino Studies, Michigan State University

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  36. Hiram Perez, Department of English, Vassar College

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  37. Laura G. Gutiérrez, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance/Peformance as Public Practice, University of Texas, Austin

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  38. Jaime Puente, Master of Arts - Center for Mexican American Studies and Doctoral Student - Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

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  39. Rebecca Schreiber, Associate Professor, American Studies, University of New Mexico

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  40. Magdalena L. Barrera, Associate Professor, Mexican American Studies, San José State University

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  41. David J. Vázquez
    Associate Professor of English
    Affiliate Faculty in Ethnic Studies
    University of Oregon

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  42. Christina León
    Assistant Professor
    Literature and Culture
    Oregon State University

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  43. Michael Innis-Jimenez, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Alabama

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  44. Maria E. Montoya, Associate Professor
    Department of History
    New York University

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  45. Pat Zavella, Professor
    Latin American and Latino Studies Department
    University of California, Santa Cruz

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  46. Francisco J. Galarte, Assistant Professor
    Department of Gender and Women's Studies
    University of Arizona

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  47. priscilla pena ovalle, associate professor, university of oregon

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  48. Carol Brochin, Assistant Professor
    Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies
    University of Arizona

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  49. Jorge A. Aquino, Ph.D., Associate Professor
    University of San Francisco
    Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies
    Latin American Studies Program
    President, Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), 2014-2015
    (Chaired USF Chican@ / Latin@ Studies program, 2007-2011)

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  50. Susy Zepeda, Assistant Professor, Chicana Chicano Studies, UC Davis

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  51. Emma Pérez, Professor
    Department of Ethnic Studies
    University of Colorado, Boulder

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  52. Roberto D. Hernández, Assistant Professor
    Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
    San Diego State University

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  53. Teresa Carrillo, Ph.D.
    Chair of Latina/Latino Studies
    San Francisco State University

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  54. Martha D. Escobar, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Chicana/o Studies
    California State University, Northridge

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  55. Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo
    Chicano/a Studies, UC Davis

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  56. Katynka Martinez, Associate Professor
    Latino/a Studies, San Francisco State U

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  57. Sergio de la Mora, Associate Professor
    Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis

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  58. Nancy Raquel Mirabal
    Associate Professor
    Latino/a Studies, San Francisco State U

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  59. Kency Cornejo, Assistant Professor
    Department of Art and Art History
    University of New Mexico

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  60. Michael Edward Stanfield
    Professor, History/Latin American Studies
    University of San Francisco

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  61. José I. Fusté
    Dept. of Ethnic Studies
    UC San Diego

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  62. Marta Lopez-Garza, Professor
    Gender & Women's Studies Department
    Chicana/o Studies Department
    California State University, Northridge

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  63. Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, Associate Professor, American Culture, Romance Languages and Literatures and Women's Studies, and Director, Latina/o Studies Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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  64. Marisol Negrón
    Asst Prof of American Studies and Latino Studies, Department of American Studies
    Steering Committee Member, Latino Studies
    Affiliated Faculty, Women's Studies
    University of Massachusetts Boston

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  65. Alejandra Marchevsky, PhD
    Professor of Liberal Studies, and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
    CFA Faculty Rights Chair
    California State University, Los Angeles

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  66. Anne M. Martinez
    Universitait Docente
    Department of American Studies
    RIjksuniversiteit Groningen
    The Netherlands

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  67. Micheal Hames Garcia
    Professor of Ethnic Studies
    University of Oregon

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  68. Beatrice Pita, Department of Literature, UCSD

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  70. Devon G. Peña
    Professor
    American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Program on the Environment
    University of Washington

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  71. Adela C. Licona, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Arizona

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  72. John Alba Cutler, Assistant Professor, English and Latina/o Studies, Northwestern University

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  73. Emily A. Maguire, Associate Professor, Spanish and Latina/o Studies, Northwestern University

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  74. Simon V. Trujillo, Assistant Professor, Department of English, New York University

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  75. Myrna García, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latino Studies,
    Indiana University

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