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Massad's Class in Jewish Abrogation

Columbia wanted him, and now they've got him...permanently. Judging from the syllabus for Joseph Massad's class, this sounds like something one might find in any indigenous Middle Eastern institution of higher learner outside of Israel... Here's the blog post from... Edit

Posted on April 26, 2010 9:33 PM


Joseph Massad at UCLA: Gay-Bashing 101

Joseph Massad at UCLA: Gay-Bashing 101... Edit

Posted on February 1, 2010 3:42 PM


Winfield Myers: Joseph Massad's Warsaw Ghetto Complex

Winfield Myers: Joseph Massad's Warsaw Ghetto Complex... Edit

Posted on October 13, 2009 4:00 PM


Joseph Massad's Double-Secret Tenure

First he was denied, then they cried, then he came back for another try. Now he's in, because in the modern academy we don't keep score and there are no losers. You know, things like this wouldn't happen if they'd... Edit

Posted on September 22, 2009 2:02 PM


Columbia Spectator: The persistence of the Massad question

Columbia Spectator: The persistence of the Massad question... Edit

Posted on September 15, 2009 8:11 PM


Columbia Spectator: Administration quiet about Massad

Columbia Spectator: Administration quiet about Massad... Edit

Posted on September 9, 2009 4:57 PM


New York Post: Columbia Tenures an Israel-Basher [on Joseph Massad]

New York Post: Columbia Tenures an Israel-Basher [on Joseph Massad]... Edit

Posted on July 1, 2009 5:17 PM


Your Daily Massad

Martin Kramer says it's not too late to stop the tenure process: Too late to stop Massad? C'mon Marty, Columbia is Dar Al-Dhimmi.... Edit

Posted on April 15, 2009 8:42 PM


Joseph Massad: Arab Liberals Don't Support Hamas Because They Don't Want to Lose Their Alcohol

No, seriously. Columbia Middle East Studies analysis. $35K+/year.... Edit

Posted on April 14, 2009 4:29 PM


Massad Will Be Columbia's Disgrace

So say editorials in both the New York Post (Columbia's New Low) and the New York Daily News (Untenable: Bullying Columbia professor does not deserve lifetime employment) in reaction to the rumor that Joseph Massad has received tenure. Martin Kramer... Edit

Posted on April 13, 2009 2:43 PM


Columbia University: Joseph Massad Gets Tenure

Bir Zeit-on-Hudson is continuing to earn its name if this report by the Angry Arab is to be believed: Joseph Massad has tenure I have a message to all the Zionist hoodlums out there: for all of you who campaigned... Edit

Posted on April 8, 2009 1:04 PM


Cinnamon Stillwell: Hamas's Academic Cheerleaders [incl. Hamid Dabashi, Rashid Khalidi, Fawaz Gerges, Joseph Massad, Muqtedar Khan, Mark LeVine, et al.]

Cinnamon Stillwell: Hamas's Academic Cheerleaders [incl. Hamid Dabashi, Rashid Khalidi, Fawaz Gerges, Joseph Massad, Muqtedar Khan, Mark LeVine, et al.]... Edit

Posted on January 20, 2009 7:03 PM


Columbia: Academic Freedom 'as an institutional suicide pact'

Armin Rosen, writing in the Columbia Spectator, basically tells the college administration to crap or get off the pot with regards to the Joseph Massad tenure battle: The Massad Tenure Battle: Year Two ...Brinkley effectively backpedaled from a potential faculty... Edit

Posted on September 22, 2008 4:38 PM


Big Surprise: Columbia Hires Another Anti-Israel Professor

This is a guy who supports an academic boycott of Israelis, but get ready for the whining and moaning if anyone should actually criticize him: New Columbia Hire Backed Academic Boycott of Israel A professor who signed a letter supporting... Edit

Posted on September 12, 2008 2:42 PM


Joseph Massad Review Costs Art Journal $75K

Bad review for the reviewer. It seems even lefty Jews can't get any respect from Edward Said's step-children, for whom any examination of Arab culture by a non-Arab is a form of Colonialism: Art Journal Pays Israeli Scholar $75K After... Edit

Posted on June 25, 2008 11:03 AM


Joseph Massad Getting a Second Shot at Tenure?

So says a short piece at HNN: Joseph A. Massad: Palestinian-American Scholar at Columbia U. Gets 2nd Chance at Tenure The news appeared in the blogosphere late last fall: Columbia University had reportedly denied the tenure bid of Joseph A.... Edit

Posted on May 29, 2008 3:10 PM


Columbia's Catastrophic "Nakba" Conference

I attended this conference featuring lectures by Joseph Massad, Gil Anidjar, Noha Radwan and Lila Abu-Lughod on a dark and stormy evening last week. Columbia's non-tenured Joseph Massad, whose manner and delivery reminded me of Vincent Price in his... Edit

Posted on May 8, 2008 12:19 PM


An Award for Joseph Massad

Columbia's Joseph Massad has received this year's Lionel Trilling award for his book, Desiring Arabs. Selected by a Columbia student committee, this appears as another internal attempt to save the Massad tenure bid. It's a Columbia award for Columbians. Sources... Edit

Posted on April 26, 2008 11:43 AM


Martin Kramer: Are Columbia's Palestinians... Palestinian?

Martin Kramer has been inspired to write a piece following a remarkable radio interview given by Jane Kramer following the publication of her New Yorker piece (now available in PDF here) on the Nadia Abu El-Haj controversy (see previous: The... Edit

Posted on April 22, 2008 4:56 PM


Joseph Massad at Harvard: The Professor of Desire

[This past Monday the 11th, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard hosted Columbia University's Joseph Massad for a lecture entitled, "Desiring Arabs: Orientalism and Sexual Rights." Our own Hillel Stavis was on hand and files this report.] Fresh off... Edit

Posted on February 13, 2008 2:00 PM


Joseph Massad Wonders Why Other Leftists Refuse to Smash the Jewish State with Vigor

An ongoing embarrassment to Columbia. Have no doubt that this is a perfectly acceptable view in polite campus circles. Joseph Massad, writing in Al-Ahram: The legacy of Jean-Paul Sartre Until European intellectuals take on board the racist basis of the... Edit

Posted on January 31, 2008 5:03 PM


The New 'New McCarthyism': Are Left-Wing Academics Being Persecuted?

This is a re-post of the piece I did for Pajamas Media a few weeks back. First linked to here. PJM posted it here. This was my original submitted text. Not sure if they made any changes. Joe McCarthy's been... Edit

Posted on December 3, 2007 6:58 PM


Columbia and Joseph Massad: Hatemonger U?

Richard Miniter takes on the case of Joseph Massad in the pages of the New York Post: Hatemonger U? Columbia May Tenure Extremist ...COLUMBIA University is about to give tenure to an anti-Israel ex tremist. Joseph Massad, an associate professor... Edit

Posted on November 21, 2007 7:40 PM


Deconstructing Postcolonialism

I have an announcement here from Scholars for Peace in the Middle East: Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group press has announced that the eagerly awaited hardcover volumn, "Postcololonial Theory and the Arab-Israeli Conflict" edited by Philip Carl Salzman and Donna... Edit

Posted on November 20, 2007 3:11 PM


Professor Massad's 'Penis' Lecture at Columbia University

I think the vid of the student is from Columbia Unbecoming. They should have that whole denial of tenure thing reversed in no time.... Edit

Posted on November 18, 2007 5:07 PM


An Intervention for Joseph Massad

Monday's post, The Inside Fight Over Massad, had some wondering whether the event really had anything to do with the Columbia (for the time being) scholar's tenure fight. A reader who attended the seminar wrote in yesterday: At last night's... Edit

Posted on November 14, 2007 4:03 PM


The Inside Fight Over Massad

And one more on Columbia for the evening... Sources confirm that the ad hoc committee has denied tenure to Joseph Massad, but pro-Massad forces are fighting back. This event: ICLS: History, Translation, Sexuality—A Symposium on Joseph Massad's Desiring Arabs --... Edit

Posted on November 12, 2007 10:45 PM


Sources: Joseph Massad Denied Tenure

It looks like the rumor of a back room deal was true. Nadia Abu El Haj has been granted tenure and Joseph Massad has been denied. Columbia's MEALAC (Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures) Department is said to be... Edit

Posted on November 1, 2007 7:17 PM


The Columbia Professor Who Also Doesn't Think Gay People Exist in the Arab World

Said's legacy continues to corrupt.  Here's a very good article about Columbia's Joseph Massad (currently up for tenure) and his very odd theory about Middle Eastern Homosexuals.  Must everything be a reaction to what the West does, no matter how... Edit

Posted on October 14, 2007 9:26 PM


No Tenure for Massad

A hard-hitting op-ed in the Columbia Spectator takes a stand against Columbia's "other" tenure candidate, Joseph Massad (the man who said "Exodus tells the story of the Zionist hijacking of a ship from Cyprus to Palestine by a Zionist Haganah... Edit

Posted on October 12, 2007 1:01 PM


The Scholars Are Out in Force Today Over Abu El-Haj

Two good ones in today's Columbia Spectator. First, Barnard Professor Alan F. Segal does a dispassionate examination of Nadia Abu El Haj's work: Some Professional Observations on the Controversy about Nadia Abu El-Haj’s First Book. Lengthy, in-depth, measured in tone.... Edit

Posted on September 21, 2007 2:39 PM


Columbia Spectator on the Abu El Haj Controversy

The Columbia Spectator has a couple of good pieces on the El Haj controversy today. First, The Trouble With Tenure, by Chris Kulawik, which discusses both El Haj and Joseph Massad: ...Such abstraction in a discipline as evidentially and methodologically... Edit

Posted on September 18, 2007 11:25 AM


What Archaeology Tells Us About Ancient Israel...and Barnard's Future Butz (2 Updates)

Here's an event that seems a good response to "scholarship" like Abu El Haj's: Scholars for Peace in the Middle East presents The Underground Lecture Series: What Archaeology Tells Us About Ancient Israel I. What Biblical Archaeology Tells Us About... Edit

Posted on September 17, 2007 2:08 PM


Asaf Romirowsky: A New Anti-Semitism Takes Root on Campus [incl. Joseph Massad, Hatem Bazian, Natana DeLong-Bas]

Asaf Romirowsky: A New Anti-Semitism Takes Root on Campus [incl. Joseph Massad, Hatem Bazian, Natana DeLong-Bas]... Edit

Posted on September 17, 2007 2:05 PM


Joseph Massad and Nadia Abu El Haj at Columbia / Barnard

The Joseph Massad and Nadia Abu El Haj cases present an interesting question: Should alumni, donors, and taxpayers - in the case of public institutions - have a voice in university hiring decisions? Granted, the two cases are different. Joseph... Edit

Posted on July 27, 2007 4:26 PM


Is Columbia Doing the Backroom Shuffle with Massad and El Haj?

What's going on in Lee Bollinger's office? Are they doing the calculations on who they can cut -- Joseph Massad and/or Nadia Abu El Haj? I hear El Haj comes from money, not sure about Massad. That could figure in... Edit

Posted on July 27, 2007 1:11 PM


MAS Watch: Come Join the Dismantle Israel Conference

Yesterday on the moderated Islamic Society of Boston/Muslim American Society email list, came an invitation to Sabeel's upcoming Boston conference. This one was sent by the execrable Karin Friedemann (look for comments by hubby Joachim Martillo in the comment thread... Edit

Posted on July 13, 2007 2:37 PM


Joseph Massad wants to eliminate the Jewish State

Speaking of Columbia's own, appears Joseph Massad was in Spain the other day, discussing ways the Jewish State could be dismantled and substituted with a Utopian land of democratic (Karl Marx version) ideals...of course if this crew only gets through... Edit

Posted on July 13, 2007 1:00 PM


60 Years Ago: Exodus 1947

60 years ago yesterday, the Exodus 1947 left Marseille, France for Palestine with a cargo of 4515 Jewish war refugees: [It] arrived at Palestine shores on July 18. The British Royal Navy trailed the ship from very early in its... Edit

Posted on July 12, 2007 3:38 PM


Using Death Threats to Stifle Criticism – of Nadia Abu El Haj

The death threat is emerging as a popular weapon in the effort to silence defenders not only of Israel, but of evidence-based scholarship. Not actual death threats. No, the tactic... Edit

Posted on June 12, 2007 6:25 PM


Nadia's Next Effort: Jewish Racists

I've remarked before about various anti-Semitic commentators who seem to engage in a degree of racist projection -- accusing Israelis and Jews of being racist while appearing to obsess over... Edit

Posted on May 9, 2007 1:59 PM


Dead White Men

Columbia University is a magnificent classical revival campus deeply in thrall to the obsolete ideas of dead white men. The names of Homer, Herodotus, and Plato are carved above the... Edit

Posted on May 3, 2007 11:04 AM


Anti-Semitism Lives Among Academics

This is a good one: Anti-Semitism Lives Among Academics One lesson that the Holocaust taught us was that the genteel cloak of academic respectability had little to do with one’s... Edit

Posted on April 13, 2007 1:53 PM


Middle East Studies on the Defensive

At Campus Watch: Can Middle East Studies Regain Credibility? [on MESA, Rashid Khalidi, Joseph Massad, et al.] ...The publication of "Academic Freedom and Professional Responsibility after 9/11: A Handbook for... Edit

Posted on January 18, 2007 11:47 AM


Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East

Doug Ireland reviews Brian Whitaker's new book, UNSPEAKABLE LOVE: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East: When Tayseer, a Palestinian from Gaza, was 18, he was found in bed... Edit

Posted on January 16, 2007 1:26 PM


Daniel Pipes: Redeeming the Wayward University System

Daniel Pipes: Redeeming the Wayward University System Redeeming the Wayward University by Daniel Pipes New York Sun November 28, 2006 [NY Sun title: "Redeeming the Wayward University System"] Should outsiders try to influence the hiring or tenuring of university faculty?... Edit

Posted on November 28, 2006 6:51 PM


MAS Watch: You are what you protest

Let's take a look at what everyone's favorite interfaith dialog partners, and principals behind the multi-million dollar Boston Mosque project are pushing on their moderated email list: First we have... Edit

Posted on November 14, 2006 11:46 AM


Who's Coming Up For Tenure: Nadia Abu el-Haj

[Note: Update at end added 11/14/06] [The following entry was prepared in cooperation with an academic who prefers to remain anonymous. I have a number of prior entries on Columbia... Edit

Posted on November 2, 2006 8:07 PM


Joseph Massad to teach "Zionist colonial-settler nationalism" at Columbia

The headline is not a joke or an attempt at sarcasm. It is a direct quote from the Columbia course catalog. Joseph Massad, the Columbia professor recently mired in a... Edit

Posted on August 7, 2006 3:28 PM


The Crackpot Scholarship of Joseph Massad

This is an edited version of a list someone just emailed me concerning some of the more "remarkable" statements made by Columbia University Professor Joseph Massad. I think you'll find... Edit

Posted on April 18, 2006 4:13 PM


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