Prof. Nadine Naber in Inside Higher Ed

Supporters of the boycott also described a desire to open up space for American scholars who are critical of Israeli policies. Because the open discussion about Palestinian human rights that happened [Saturday] rarely happens in the U.S., people called the meeting historic," Nadine Naber, an associate professor of gender and women's studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago wrote in a letter to the council. "This is just one way the resolution creates new openings for academic freedom and the perspectives that dominant U.S. and Israeli discourses systematically ignore, crush, and silence.""

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/11/25/american-studies-association-meeting-scholars-debate-proposed-academic-boycott#ixzz2n5Z8HBFD  -- Inside Higher Ed