Middle East studies in the News
In 5768, Establishment Faced New Upstarts [incl. Nadia Abu El Haj]
by Ben Harris
Meanwhile, in New York, a grass-roots campaign from the other end of the political spectrum targeted a Barnard College anthropologist, Nadia Abu El-Haj, who was up for tenure.
The campaign was led by a group of mostly Jewish Barnard alumni. It charged that El-Haj produced shoddy scholarship and harbored animosity toward Israel. Her defenders countered that her views are consistent with those of many Israeli archaeologists and were twisted by right-wing critics.
Barnard announced in November that Abu El-Haj was granted tenure.
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