Steven Salaita is the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. He is a scholar of indigenous America and has written extensively and comparatively on the question of Palestine and anti-Arab racism. He speaks with Arab Media & Society about academic freedom, tenure, the special case of Palestine, and self-regulating suppression. A prolific writer, Salaita is the author of seven books including Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom and Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where It Comes from and What it Means for Politics Today. His upcoming book is called Inter/nationalism: Decolonizing Native America.