Bill Mullen

“Free Palestine” is not simply a heralding of the end of Israeli apartheid; it is a metonymy for a world without walls, without bounded borders, without checkpoints.”

Occupation: Professor

University: Purdue University

Organization(s): United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI); Campus Antifascist Network (CAN)


Bill has been active in Palestine Solidarity work since 2009 when he endorsed the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israeli universities. In January, 2012, he was part of a USACBI delegation to the West Bank. In 2013, Bill was active in the campaign within the American Studies Association that successfully passed a resolution to boycott Israeli universities. Since 2010, he has been faculty adviser to Purdue Students for Justice in Palestine.

In 2016, he co-edited, with Ashley Dawson, Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities. His writing on BDS and Palestine has appeared in Electronic Intifada, Mondoweiss, Social Text, Jadaliyya and the International Socialist Review.