David Palumbo-Liu

Occupation: Professor

University: Stanford University

Organizations: US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, Campus Antifascist Network

Links: palumboliu.com, @palumboliu

David Palumbo-Liu is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor and Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University, where he has taught for nearly thirty years. He has published six books and several dozen articles that have been translated into French, Chinese, Portuguese, and other languages. His next book will be published by Haymarket Books. He has served on the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association and has been elected President of the American Comparative Literature Association.

He is deeply involved with issues of human rights, and a co-founder of the TeachingHumanRights website, which features over 60 collaborators from around the world.

He publishes in many online journals, including Truthout, The Nation, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Hill, Alternet, Salon, In These Times, Jacobin, and others.

Palumbo-Liu is proud to serve on the Organizing Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and on the Organizing Committee of the Campus Antifascist Network.

“People who truly believe in academic freedom would realize protesting the blatant and systemic denial of academic freedom to Palestinians, which is coupled with material deprivation of a staggering scale, far outweighs concerns we in the West might have about our own rather privileged academic freedoms.”