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What is Palestine in America?

Palestine in America Inc NFP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people in the United States about Palestinian-American issues using journalism and cultural events. Palestine in America hosts articles, short stories, poems written by or about Palestinians. We produce our print magazine quarterly and hosts educational and cultural events.

PiA is always looking for original content to publish. Send in your reports to info@palestineinamerica.com Material will be edited by our team of editors and published as we see fit.

There are opportunities to earn blog space for regular  contributors, especially for student journalists, student activists and Palestinian-Americans.  Video and audio reports are accepted as well.

We ask that all entries be original. Any plagiarism will result in losing future opportunities to be published.

Once the report is published, Palestine in America reserves the right to keep or take down the report at anytime.

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Intelligentsia In Dissent: Palestine, Settler-Colonialism and Academic Unfreedom in the Work of Steven Salaita

Intelligentsia In Dissent: Palestine, Settler-Colonialism and Academic Unfreedom in the Work of Steven Salaita

In 2014, Steven Salaita, a preeminent academic whose intellectual interventions included extending an Indigenous framework to the Palestinians, had a tenure-track job offer rescinded by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) following his Tweets critiquing the Israeli assault on Gaza. The episode was roundly criticized as an abrogation of academic freedom by scores of supporters, academics and non-academics alike.

 Yet while this article does engage the events that transpired in 2014, it primarily constitutes a modest, if thorough attempt to refocus discussions of Steven Salaita’s career onto his intellectual output to date, with special attention paid to what the author feels are his most substantial contributions to Indigenous/Native American Studies. To that end, the author invites readers to bask in Steven Salaita’s innovative bridging of Palestinian and Indigenous/Native American Studies frameworks. When conducted ethically, and in a genuinely reciprocal fashion, Salaita shows us, comparison is not an empty intellectual exercise, but a veritable plotting of points towards comprehensive, collective liberation. 

Read Omar Zahzah’s full “Special Issue Review Essay: The Intelligentsia In Dissent: Palestine, Settler-Colonialism and Academic Unfreedom in the Work of Steven Salaita”

Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American congresswomen in US history

Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American congresswomen in US history

Palestine in America will celebrate arts, culture at annual Palipalooza

Palestine in America will celebrate arts, culture at annual Palipalooza

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