by William A. Jacobson, legalinsurrection.com, Dec. 22, 2013
The universities and colleges below are confirmed to reject the academic boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Association.
This list is based on positions expressed by the Presidents of such Universities or others in a position to state a university’s position (e.g., communications staff). We are aware of no university in the U.S. endorsing the boycott. See University statements rejecting academic boycott of Israel.
This is a list in progress and will be updated as more announcements/confirmations are made. If you have additions, please post in comments with source link or forward confirming emails to me.
These are in addition to the Association of American Universities, the umbrella organization for62 major universities and university-systems, and the Association of American University Professors, both of which reject the boycott.
George Washington University
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
University of California-Irvine
University of California-San Diego
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Kansas
University of Maryland
University of Maryland – Baltimore County
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas-Austin
Washington University in St. Louis
Termination of memberships – Many if not most Universities are leaving the decision to terminate Institutional Membership up to individual American Studies Departments. We can confirm that the following have terminated or will not renew membership:
Penn State Harrisburg
Deny Membership – The following are listed by ASA as Institutional Members, but deny that they are in fact members:
University of Alabama (source)
Contact information for many ASA Institutional Members is located in the comments at Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott.
The American Studies Association TAG is the link for all of our posts on the current boycott.