Letter to US Government Officials Concerning Recent Events in Turkey

POSTED BY HENRY REICHMAN

The following is the text of a letter sent today (July 25) to President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and signed by nearly 400 U.S. academics, including AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum, AAUP First Vice-President Henry Reichman, AAUP-CBC Chair Howard Bunsis, AAUP General Counsel Risa Lieberwitz, many additional members of the AAUP Council, and leaders of local AAUP chapters, among others.  Those who wish to add their signatures may do so here.

We write as academics and concerned citizens to express our strong condemnation of the current situation in Turkey.  While we disapprove of the attempt to subvert the democratic process in Turkey through the military coup of July 15, 2016, President Erdogan’s response has gone beyond measures compatible with the rule of law and human rights, using the occasion to undertake a massive dismissal or suspension from duty of judges, military personnel, civil servants, university deans, and teachers. As of the most recent news this number has reached nearly 60,000.

In addition, the Turkish government has suspended the annual leave of more than three million civil servants nationwide, and public sector employees are also banned from traveling abroad. Academics and university researchers are asked to request special approval from their superiors to attend scholarly conferences and other professional activities abroad. During an interview with CNN on July 18, Turkish President Erdoğan did not rule out the possibility of reinstating the death penalty.  We fear that justice cannot be done in this situation.  There are no checks and balances left; authoritarian presidential rule has taken over and in major military and civil society institutions the ideology of one party is beginning to dominate while opposition of any kind is being crushed. There are reports that those in custody cannot find lawyers, since no one dares defend them fearing to be added to the purge lists.

All the evidence suggests that the coup provided an opportunity for the Turkish government to further restrict the role of the legitimate political opposition and its function of democratic oversight–a process already underway before the coup attempt. Shortly after arriving in Istanbul, on the day after the coup attempt, President Erdogan said “This insurgency is a blessing from Allah, because it will allow us to purge the military” of mutineers.  He has gone far beyond punishment of the conspirators, however, to attack any who have ever questioned his policies.

Turkey is a signatory of the European Convention on Human Rights and, as a candidate for membership in the European Union, it has committed itself to the full observance of the Copenhagen criteria, including stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, respect for and protection of minorities, and abolition of capital punishment.  The current crackdown violates all of these commitments and ought not to be tolerated by the EU, by NATO, or by the government of the United States of America, which considers Turkey its strong ally.

We, the undersigned, condemn the actions taken by the Turkish government in violation of human rights and the rule of law. The principle of independence and impartiality of the judiciary—together with freedom of the media—is at the foundation of the rule of law and democracy. The political independence and the academic freedom of the educational profession is essential for free societies.

We therefore call upon President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, and Secretary of Defense Carter to strongly criticize the Turkish government’s violation of human rights, academic freedom and the rule of law and to refuse to accept anything but a reversal of these authoritarian policies.

  1. Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University
  1. Joan W. Scott, Professor Emerita, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
  1. Rudy Fichtenbaum, Wright State University, President AAUP
  1. Henry Reichman, California State University, East Bay, First Vice-President; Chair, Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, American Association of University Professors
  1. David L. Ransel, Indiana University
  1. Prof Joan Neuberger, The University of Texas at Austin
  1. Lewis H. Siegelbaum, Michigan State University
  1. Eve Levin, University of Kansas
  1. Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University
  1. Robert Weinberg, Swarthmore College
  1. Anne Friedman, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York ,Member of AAUP Executive Council
  1. John Castella, Rutgers University, AAUP/AFT Vice-President PTL, AAUP Council Member
  1. Michele Ganon, Western Connecticut State University, Secretary-Treasurer American Association of University Professors
  1. Brian Turner, Randolph-Macon College
  1. Gregory D. Loving, AAUP National Council, University of Cincinnati
  1. Richard Gomes, Rutgers University, AAUP-AFT
  1. Sally Dear-Healey, President, New York State American Association of University Professors (NYSAAUP)
  1. Ashlee Brand, Cuyahoga Community College, AAUP National Council
  1. Jonathan Rees, Colorado State University – Pueblo, Co-President, AAUP Colorado Conference, AAUP National Council member
  1. Leslie Bary, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  1. Risa Lieberwitz, Cornell University, General Counsel, AAUP
  1. Kevin L. Cope, Louisiana State University, President, LSU Faculty Senate
  1. Philip L Cole, Idaho State University
  1. Howard Bunsis, Eastern Michigan University, Chair, AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress
  1. Nancy McKenney, Eastern Kentucky University; President, Kentucky Conference of the American Association of University Professors
  1. Nathan (Natalio) Avani, PhD, San Francisco State University, AAUP National Council Member
  1. William Chase, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa 1526
  1. Linda Rouillard, University of Toledo; AAUP Council Member
  1. Michael Bérubé, Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Pennsylvania State University
  1. Debra Nails, Michigan State University
  1. James L. Turk, Director of the Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University
  1. Eve Levin, University of Kansas; editor, Russian Review
  1. Rei Terada, UC Irvine

34. Anthony Grafton, Princeton University.

  1. Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University and University of Toronto
  1. Chandler Davis, University of Toronto
  1. Stephen F. Cohen, Princeton University and New York University
  1. Marianna Tax Choldin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  1. Julie A. Carlson, UC Santa Barbara
  1. Claudio Fogu, UC Santa Barbara
  1. Constance Penley, University of California-Santa Barbara
  1. Eyal Amiral, UC Irvine
  1. Michael DeCesare, Merrimack College, Member, AAUP National Council; Chair, AAUP Committee on College and University Governance
  1. Katie Trumpener, Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale
  1. Katerina Clark, Yale University, Professor of Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages, Yale University
  1. Emily Greenwood, Professor of Classics, Yale University
  1. Maurice Samuels, Betty Jane Anlyan Professor of French, Yale University
  1. Laura Wexler, Dept of History and American Civilization, Yale University
  1. Inderpal Grewal, Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Yale University
  1. Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 Chair, University of California, Berkeley
  1. Carol Bernstein, Professor Emeritus, Bryn Mawr College
  1. Richard Bernstein, Department of Philosophy, New School for Social Research
  1. Benjamin Foster, Laffan Professor of Assyriology, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University
  1. Gary Tomlinson, John Hay Whitney Professor of Music and Humanities and Director, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University
  1. Christopher L. Miller, Professor of African American Studies and French, Yale University
  1. Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy, Yale University
  1. Robert Gooding-Williams, M. Moran Weston/Black Alumni Council Professor of AfricanAmerican Studies and Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
  1. Simone Chambers, Professor of Political Science, University of California at Irvine
  1. Gordon Rogoff, Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama
  1. Susan G. Clark, Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Policy Sciences, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
  1. Tim Barringer, Chair and Paul Mellon Professor, Department of the History of Art, Yale University
  1. Carol Jacobs, Birgit Baldwin Professor of Comparative Literature and of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University
  1. Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory, University of California Berkeley
  1. John Protevi, Professor of French and of Philosophy, Louisiana State University
  1. Robin S. Dillon, William Wilson Selfridge Professor of Philosophy, Lehigh University
  1. Shamik Dasgupta, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
  1. Christopher Dole, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Amherst College
  1. Edward Kazarian, Instructor in Philosophy, Rowan University
  1. Denise Ferreira da Silva, Associate Professor of Social Justice, University of British Columbia
  1. Adam M. Rosenfeld, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  1. Ajay Singh Chaudhary, Executive Director, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
  1. Gabriel Zamosc, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado Denver
  1. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco
  1. John E. Drabinski, Charles Hamilton Houston 1915 Professor of Black Studies, Amherst College
  1. Bruno Gulli, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Kingsborough Community College -CUNY
  1. Steven Vogel, John and Christine Warner Professor of Philosophy, Denison University
  1. Maya Mikdashi, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
  1. Isaac Rivera, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Colorado Denver
  1. Rebecca Bamford, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University
  1. Sabrina L. Hom, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgia College
  1. Bernard W. Kobes, Faculty of Philosophy, Arizona State University
  1. Tom Digby, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Springfield College
  1. Ron Silliman, Lecturer in English, University of Pennsylvania
  1. Jennifer Schenk Sacco, Associate Professor of Political Science, Quinnipiac University
  1. Anat Biletzki, Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University
  1. Jason Read, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine
  1. Sean Duffy, Professor of Political Science, Quinnipiac University
  1. Ellen Miller, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rowan University
  1. Gina Zavota, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University
  1. Mary Paddock, Associate Dean/Associate Professor of German, Quinnipiac University
  1. Selah Saterstrom, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, The University of Denver
  1. Zena Hitz, Faculty, St. John’s College
  1. Renee Tursi, Associate Professor of English, Quinnipiac University
  1. Jeffrey Flynn, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University
  1. Sarah Surak, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Salisbury University
  1. Adam Hosein, Assistant Prof. of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder
  1. Robb Eason, Senior Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy, Emerson College
  1. Jaklin Kornfilt, Professor of Linguistics, Syracuse University
  1. Jason Del Gandio, Temple University
  1. Gregory Patrick Garvey, Professor of Game Design & Development, Quinnipiac University
  1. Heather Pool, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Denison University
  1. William Haver, Associate Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University
  1. Lynne Huffer, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University
  1. Justin E. H. Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, formerly Professor of Philosophy, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

105, Jeremy R. Bell, Professor of Philosophy, Georgia Southern University

  1. Eva Feder Kittay, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emerita, Stony Brook University, SUNY
  1. John Schwenkler, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University
  1. Greg Recco, Tutor, St. John’s College
  1. Matthew Boyle, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago
  1. Adam J. Graves, Associate Professor of Philosophy, MSU Denver
  1. Gregory J. Seigworth, Professor of Communication & Theatre, Millersville University
  1. Anna-Sara Malmgren, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University
  1. Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania
  1. Laury Silvers, Sessional Instructor, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
  1. Michelle Kisliuk, Associate Professor, Music, University of Virginia
  1. Joshua Foa Dienstag, Professor of Political Science and Law, University of California, Los Angeles
  1. Sarah Dalrymple, Clinical Faculty in Biology, Boise State University
  1. Holly Andersen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University [US citizen]
  1. Nikhil Anand, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
  1. Nancy Eberhardt, Professor of Anthropology, Knox College
  1. Michael Nair-Collins, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, Florida State University
  1. William E. Scheuerman, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
  1. Alexander Gourevitch, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University
  1. Rocío Zambrana, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Oregon
  1. Jean L. Cohen, Nell and Herbert Singer Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University
  1. Wendy Chun, Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
  1. Alexander Livingston, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University
  1. Erin Pineda, Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in Political Science, University of Chicago
  1. Inder S. Marwah, Assistant Professor of Political Science, McMaster University
  1. Steven Levine, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Boston
  1. Chad Kautzer, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Lehigh University
  1. Bryan McGovern, Associate Professor of History, Kennesaw State University.
  2. Michael Hoffmann, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  1. Alice Crary, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, New York
  1. Frederick Neuhouser, Professor of Philosophy, Barnard College, Columbia University
  1. Gabriella Coleman, Associate Professor, McGill University, Montreal
  1. Michael Rodríguez-Muñz, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University
  1. Emily Nacol, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
  1. Karen Ng, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
  1. Christopher F. Zurn, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Boston
  1. Charlotte Karem Albrecht, Assistant Professor of American Culture and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  1. Chris Adamo, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Centenary University, New Jersey
  1. Alexander Hughes, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, MSU Denver, Colorado
  1. Teresa Irene Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Knox College, Illinois
  1. Jeffrey S. Juris, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Northeastern University
  1. Brian Talbot, Washington University in St. Louis
  1. Linda Martín Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College, CUNY
  1. Adam Dahl, Assistant Professor of Politics, University of the South
  1. Joshua Cherniss, Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University
  1. Max Shue, Spanish Faculty, College of Western Idaho
  1. Zeki Saritoprak, Professor of Islamic Studies, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH. 152. Karen Bray, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Wesleyan College, Georgia
  1. Millie Wilson, Faculty Emeritus, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
  1. Elaine Miller, Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  1. Brendan Hogan, Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Liberal Studies, New York University
  1. Theodore Christov, Asst Prof, George Washington University
  1. Alexei Efros, Associate Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
  1. Greg Felker, Associate Professor of Politics, Willamette University
  1. Sharyn Clough, Professor, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, Oregon State University
  1. Alyson Cole, Associate Professor, Political Science, Queens College & the Graduate Center, City University of New York
  1. Franke Wilmer, Full Professor, Political Science, Montana State University
  1. Susan L. Woodward, Full Professor, Political Science, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  1. Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago
  1. Jurgen Braungardt, California State University East Bay, Philosophy Department
  1. Andrew I. Port, Professor of History, Wayne State University
  1. Jill Frank, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University
  1. David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, Stanford University
  1. John C. Franklin, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Vermont
  1. Christopher Stone, Associate Professor, Arabic, Hunter College (CUNY)
  2. Kevin Funk, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Spring Hill College
  1. Lynne Tirrell, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  1. Oyku Tekten, PhD Candidate in English, The Graduate Center (CUNY)
  1. Al Kagan, Professor of Library Administration Emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
  1. Gabriel Oak Rabin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, New York University
  1. Laurie Cosgriff, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek, Portland State University
  1. Joseph R. Slaughter, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
  1. Howard Pflanzer, Adjunct Associate Professor, English, Bronx Community College/CUNY
  1. Patricia M. Locke, Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis
  1. Georgia Warnke, Professor, Political Science, University of California, Riverside
  1. Annick T.R. Wibben, Professor of Politics & International Studies, University of San Francisco
  1. Baki Tezcan, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis
  1. Alison McQueen, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
  1. Suzanne Bergeron, Professor of Women’s Studies and Social Sciences, University of Michigan Dearborn
  1. Mark Warren, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia
  1. Joanne Meyerowitz, Arthur Unobskey Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University
  1. Nicholas Mowad, Professor of Philosophy, Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
  1. Rossen Djagalov, Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University 188. Linda Gordon, University Professor of History, NYU
  1. Aziz Rana, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
  1. Victor Bers, Professor of Classics, Yale University
  1. John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University
  1. Andrew Dilts, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Loyola Marymount University
  1. Davide Panagia, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  1. Jean E. Howard, George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University
  1. Michael Fischer, Professor of Computer Science, Yale University
  1. Rosalind Petchesky, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Political Science, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, New York
  1. Zillah Eisenstein, Distinguished-Scholar-in-Residence, Professor of Political Theory and Anti-Racist Feminism, Ithaca College
  1. Julie Webber, Professor, Illinois State University
  1. Raymond Duvall, Professor of Political Science and Special Assistant to the Provost, University of Minnesota
  1. Jay M. Bernstein, University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research
  1. Zehra Kabasakal Arat, Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut at Storrs
  1. Glenda Gilmore, Peter V. and C. van Woodward Professor of History, Yale University
  1. Melvin Rogers, Scott Vaugh Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences and Associate Professor of African-American Studies and Political Science, UCLA
  1. Jill Campbell, Professor of English, Yale University
  1. Julia Driver, Professor of Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis
  1. John Medearis, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Riverside
  1. Renate Bridenthal, emerita Professor of History, Brooklyn College, CUNY
  1. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
  1. Erin McGlothlin, Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
  1. Ismail K. Poonawala, Professor Emeritus of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  1. Alice Bullard, former Professor of History, Georgia Institute of Technology, current President and CEO, IRA – USA (www.irausa.org/news)
  1. Bonnie H. Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science, Brown University
  1. Barbara Weinstein, Silver Professor of History, New York University
  1. Naomi Scheman, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of Minnesota
  1. Dan Wood, PhD Candidate, Philosophy, Villanova University
  1. Michael Smith, McCosh Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
  1. Lisa Guenther, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
  1. Simona Sharoni, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh
  1. Indra Levy, Associate Professor of Japanese & Comparative Literature, Stanford University
  1. Steve Cohn, Professor of Economics, Knox College
  1. Cory Wright, Associate Professor of Philosophy, California State University Long Beach 222. Candice L. Shelby, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado Denver
  1. Michael Oman-Reagan, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland – Critical Languages Scholar (2013), U.S. Department of State
  1. John Rapko, Ph.D, Lecturer in Art History, College of Marin, and Lecturer in Philosophy, California College of the Arts
  1. Mauricio Suchowlansky, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Letters & Sciences, Arizona State University
  1. Muhammad Shafiq, PhD. Professor of Religious Studies and Islamics, Executive Director, Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York
  1. Elizabeth Burbridge, ABD, Medieval History, Fordham University
  1. Stephen Cory, Professor of History and Comparative Religion, Cleveland State University
  1. John Evelev, Associate Professor of English, University of Missouri.
  1. Thomas O. Beebee, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of German and Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania State University
  1. Mustafa Gokcek, Associate Professor of History, Niagara University
  1. Shelly Silver, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, School of the Arts, Columbia University
  1. Megan Gallagher, Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Pembroke Center, Brown University
  1. Patchen Markell, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Chicago
  1. Jack Jackson, Assistant Professor, Politics, Whitman College
  1. Reed Kurtz, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University
  1. Nefertiti Takla, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles
  1. Aaron P Smith, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Moraine Valley Community College
  1. Joe Lockard, Associate Professor, English Department, Arizona State University
  1. Michael Kremer, Mary R. Morton Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago
  1. N. Nyeck, Clarkson University
  1. Elizabeth Bishop, History Department, Texas State University-San Marcos
  1. John Durham Peters, A. Craig Baird Professor, Communication Studies, University of Iowa
  1. Alison Staudinger, Assistant Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  1. Guillermina Seri, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Union College, NY
  1. Don Howard, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.
  1. Noelle Brigden, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Marquette University
  1. Anne Kane, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Houston-Downtown
  1. Yair Minsky, Einar Hille Professor of Mathematics, Yale University
  1. Shannon B. Lundeen, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Academic Initiatives for the Residential Campus, Elon University
  1. Mark Brown, Professor of Government, California State University, Sacramento
  1. Jim Sleeper, Lecturer in Political Science, Yale University
  1. Jann Matlock (American citizen), Senior Lecturer, School of European Languages, Cultures, and Society, University College London
  1. Stephen Darwall, Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Philosophy, Yale University, John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan
  1. Richard Schmitt, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA; Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Brown University, Providence, RI.
  1. Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk, Assistant Professor of English, Elon University, Elon, NC.
  1. Julia Skinner, Curator of Rare Books, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.
  1. Daniel M. Haybron, Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
  1. Talia Shalev, PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
  1. Gloria Fisk, Assistant Professor of English, Queens College, CUNY
  1. Matthew Hart, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, New York, NY
  1. Tim McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, Colorado State University – Pueblo, Pueblo, CO
  1. Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  1. Federico Finchelstein, Professor of History, New School for Social Research & Lang College, New York City
  1. Roshen Hendrickson, Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Staten Island, New York City
  1. Mrinalini Chakravorty, Associate Professor of English, University of Virginia
  1. Andreas Huyssen, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
  1. Jeffrey C. Isaac, Rudy Professor of Political Science, Indiana University

269. Yogita Goyal, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, UCLA

  1. Robyn Marasco, Associate Professor of Political Science, Hunter College, CUNY
  1. Nancy Fraser, Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics, New School for Social Research
  1. Julie Mostov, Professor of Politics; Senior Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Drexel University
  1. Talia Schaffer, Professor of English, Graduate Center CUNY and Queens College CUNY
  1. Mihaela Czobor-Lupp, Associate Professor of Political Science, Carleton College, MN
  1. Henry Theriault, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Worcester State University
  1. Rochelle Davis, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Georgetown University
  1. Nico Israel, Professor of English, CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College
  1. Ronald Gregg, Programming Director and Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies,Yale University
  1. Kim Shively, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  1. Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Assistant Professor of History. City University of New York, Queensborough Community College
  1. Leyla J Keough, Anthropologist, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  1. Peter E. Gordon, Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University
  1. Jay Rajiva, Assistant Professor of Global Anglophone Literature, Department of English. Georgia State University.
  1. Max Pensky, Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University
  1. Priya Kandaswamy, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Mills College
  1. Christopher Fox, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Newman University.
  1. Patrick Anderson, Associate Professor of Communication, Ethnic Studies, and Critical Gender Studies, University of California, San Diego
  1. Maureen N. McLane, Professor of English, New York University
  1. Nancy Bentley, Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
  1. Morris B. Kaplan, Professor of Philosophy. Purchase College SUNY
  1. Jose Casanova, Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University
  1. Olga Touloumi, Assistant Professor of Art History, Bard College
  1. Nataly Reed, University of Arizona
  1. Laura McMahon, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University
  1. Andrew Arato, Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor of Political and Social Theory, The New School for Social Research
  1. James Chamberlain, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Mississippi State University
  1. Macartan Humphreys, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University.
  1. Nalan Erbil, PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  1. Ross Poole. Adjunct Professor of Politics and Philosophy, New School for Social Research
  1. Nanette Funk, Professor Emeritus, Brooklyn College, CUNY
  1. Jack Woods, University Academic Fellow in Mathematical Philosophy, Leeds (previously Assistant Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara)
  1. Rachel Beaty, University of Arizona
  1. Sabra J. Webber, Professor, The Ohio State University
  1. Whitney Dirks-Schuster, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Grand Valley State University
  1. Elizabeth R. Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  1. Martin Rocek, Professor of Physics, C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook University
  1. Jackson Beck, Occidental College
  1. Stephen Nelson, Philosophy Instructor, Northland Community & Technical College
  1. Dorothy Salinger, Professor, University of California at Irvine
  1. Robert Y. Shapiro, Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government, Columbia University
  1. Darryl Li, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of
  1. Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University Chicago
  1. Miriam McCormick, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Richmond
  1. Florence Dore, Associate Professor of English, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  1. Susan Buck-Morss, Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
  1. Paul A. Passavant, Associate Professor of Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  1. Eugene Ostashevsky, Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University, New York, NY.
  1. Susan R. Ackerman, Henry Luce Professor Jurisprudence in Law and Political Science, Yale University
  1. Peter J. Schwartz, Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Boston University
  1. Alexander Dickow, Assistant Professor of French, Virginia Tech
  1. Sofian Merabet, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UT Austin
  1. Vitaly Chernetsky, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas
  1. Jessica Sewell, Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia
  1. Judy E. Gaughan, Associate Professor of History, Colorado State University, Pueblo.
  1. Cynthia Paccacerqua, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  1. James Owens, PhD student, UMass Amherst
  1. Jennifer J. Carroll, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University
  1. West Gurley, Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University
  1. Christa Salamandra, Associate Professor, City University of New York
  1. Erin C. Tarver, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Oxford College of Emory University
  1. Gary R. Poe, Associate Professor of History, Palm Beach Atlantic University
  1. Illya Bronshteyn, Research Associate, University of Kansas Medical Center
  1. Greg Carey, Professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary
  1. Michael Ting, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University
  1. Michael Cowan, St Andrews University
  1. Nina d’Alessandro, Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University, New York, N.Y.
  1. Patricia Morton, Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
  1. Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Professor, University College Dublin; Visiting Professor, Yale University
  1. Amy K. Drees, Composition and Literacy Faculty, Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio
  1. Julia Roos, Associate Professor, Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  1. Dmitry Dubrovskiy, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York.
  1. Sondra Hale, Professor Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles
  1. Nikolai Kitanine, Professor, Université de Bourgogne, France
  1. Matthew Siegel, Professor of English and Writing, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  1. Benjamin Peters, Professor of Communication, the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  1. Martin Jay, Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor, Emeritus, U. of California, Berkeley
  1. Sondra Hale, Professor Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles.
  1. Karen Koehler, Levin Professor of Architectural and Art History, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
  1. Serena Laws, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
  1. Erin Adam, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Washington
  1. Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
  1. Jonathan Chausovsky, Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs, The State University of New York at Fredonia
  1. Stephen Loffredo, Professor of Law, City University of New York School of Law
  1. Arijit Sen, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
  1. Richard Grusin, Professor of English and Media Studies, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
  1. Matthew P. Hitt, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Colorado State University.
  1. Fred Dallmayr, Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, University of Notre Dame
  1. Mona El-Sherif, Assistant Professor of Arabic Cultural Studies, University of Miami
  1. Tracy L. R. Lightcap, Professor of Political Science, LaGrange College
  1. Jessie Clark, Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Nevada Reno
  1. Kent Schull, Associate Professor, History, Binghamton University, SUNY
  1. William McKeithen, Graduate Instructor, Geography, University of Washington, Seattle
  1. Pamela Brandwein, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan.
  1. Julie Novkov, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, University at Albany, SUNY
  1. Jennet Kirkpatrick, Associate Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University
  1. Alexander Dolinin, Professor of Russian Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  1. Cynthia Wu, Associate Professor of Transnational Studies, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
  1. Min Song, Professor of English, Boston College
  1. Maxwell Uphaus, Assistant Professor of English, Montana State University
  1. David J. Vanness, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  1. Christian P. Traeger, Assistant Professor, Environmental Economics, UC Berkeley.
  1. Jonathan Skolnik, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  1. Mary K Meyer McAleese, Professor of Political Science, Eckerd College.
  1. Dohra Ahmad, Associate Professor of English, St. John’s University
  1. Kristie Dotson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, MSU
  1. David Gutman, Assistant Professor of History, Manhattanville College, NY
  1. Michael Bosia, Associate Professor of Political Science, Saint Michael’s College
  1. Amy Werbel, Associate Professor of the History of Art, State University of New York – Fashion Institute of Technology
  1. Joe Lockard, Associate Professor, English Department, Arizona State University
  1. Sarah Lopez, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
  1. Daniel Lipson, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, SUNY New Paltz
  1. Jamie Mayerfeld, Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
  1. Hugh Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago
  1. Yevgeniy Slivkin, Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Denver
  1. Tamara C. Ho, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside
  1. Julian Carter, Associate Professor of Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, Oakland and San Francisco
  1. Elyse Semerdjian, Associate Professor of Middle East/Islamic World History, Whitman College
  1. Alison M. Jaggar, College Professor of Distinction, Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
  1. Donna Robinson Divine, Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Government Emerita, Department of Government, Smith College
  1. Alice Stek, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Los Angeles,  California
  1. Bernard Harcourt, Professor of Law and Political Science, Columbia University

4 thoughts on “Letter to US Government Officials Concerning Recent Events in Turkey

  1. How do other AAUP members add their names to the Letter to US Government Officials Concerning Recent Events in Turkey? I would like to add mine.
    Rolla E. Lewis, EdD, NCC
    Professor Emeritus
    California State University, East Bay

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