Statement of Support for Faculty Speaking about the Middle East Crisis

October 19, 2023 by Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is resolute in its support for all faculty who speak up about the current crisis in the Middle East, and who bring their expertise to bear on public conversations. It is not only permissible, but essential for scholars to situate the current war in its broad historical and international legal contexts. Scholars - and especially those whose research and/or lived experience bear on these issues - have a responsibility to bring their knowledge to the public sphere. Their voices must not be silenced.