The MEIS faculty stand in solidarity with graduate students and endorse their collective bargaining right. We urge the NYU administration to negotiate a new contract with GSOC that will address the graduate students’ demands and concerns in good faith. MEIS faculty will continue to support its students and not report any students participating in any union action or penalize any student with respect to departmental funding, grades, and evaluations. We also support our faculty members who choose not to substitute their own labor for their TAs’ teaching and grading.
Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies & The Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies