[Marxism] Fwd: Who is Steven Salaita? | News-Gazette.com

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Sep 7 08:20:32 MDT 2014

According to friends and information posted by Salaita online, he was 
born in Bluefield, W.Va., the son of a Jordanian father and Palestinian 
mother who had both emigrated to the United States (his mother via 
Nicaragua). His mother's parents were forced out of what is now Israel, 
said Salaita's longtime colleague, J. Kehaulani Kauanui, professor of 
American Studies and anthropology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Salaita earned his undergraduate degree in political science from 
Radford University in Virginia, and then a master's in English, before 
completing his doctorate in Native American Studies at the University of 
Oklahoma in 2003. It was there he met Warrior. Salaita's primary focus 
was Native American literature but he also studied Palestinian and 
Arab-American literature.


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