Claremont, Calif. (July 29, 2015)—Daniel A. Segal, the Jean Pitzer Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Pitzer College, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Academic Advisory Council of Open Hillel. Open Hillel is a student-run campaign that encourages inclusivity and open discourse about issues surrounding Israel and Palestine at campus Hillels.
“It is an immense honor for me to have been asked to serve on the Academic Advisory Council of Open Hillel,” Segal said in an email. “It is an opportunity to promote academic freedom and to support the human rights of our Palestinian sisters and brothers.”
Daniel A. Segal has taught at Pitzer since 1986. An expert in post-Columbian world history and the social construction of race, Segal’s courses include The Modern State and Historical Remembering: the Israeli Case. The journal Cultural Anthropology published his essay “Some Reflections on Editing with Contrarian Sensibilities” this spring. Segal served as the inaugural director of Pitzer’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry.
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