ASA conference revisits the boycott of Israeli institutions

Posted By on November 13, 2014

From left: Lisa Armony, director of the Rose Project and Community Outreach at the Jewish Federation and Family Services Orange County; Nancy Koppelman, a professor of American Studies at The Evergreen State College in Washington; Mohammed Wattad, a legal scholar and assistant professor at the Zefat Academic College School of Law in Israel; and Michael Aaron Rockland, a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University. Photo by Ryan Torok Nancy Koppelman, an American Studies professor at The Evergreen State College in Washington, is well aware of how passionate things can get on college campuses over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The late pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed to death by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003, had been a student at Evergreen. Last week, at the American Studies Associations (ASA) annual meeting in Los Angeles, Koppelman addressed another aspect of this heightened tension that more directly involved her peers

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ASA conference revisits the boycott of Israeli institutions

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