While student groups may still be in the planning stages of any events about the Gaza conflict, some more Columbia professors have voiced their opposition to Israel’s actions, signing an open letter to Barack Obama written by USC English professor David Lloyd.
Among the approximately 800 signatories are 14 Columbia faculty members, including:
- Anthro professor Lila Abu-Lughod (at right) and MEALAC professor Gil Andijar, who both supported the academic boycott of Israel that PrezBo opposed.
- Three other full professors – English professor/walk-outer Bruce Robbins, renowned scholar/payphone adherent Gayatri Spivak, and Anthro professor/man of impeccable style Michael Taussig, all of whom joined Abu-Lughod and Andijar in signing an anti-Bollinger “Statement of Concern” in the wake of Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia.
- The rest are a mix of assistant professors, postdoc fellows, and graduate students, including six in the anthropology department. With a majority of the signatures (so far) from anthropology, at least we know which department David Horowitz can choose if he gets tired of saying “MEALAC.”