Who We Are

The NYU Sanctuary Coalition was formed by students, faculty, staff, and alumni across many schools and departments who believe that NYU as a “private university in the service of the public good,” should lead by example by declaring NYU a Sanctuary University. By becoming a Sanctuary Campus, the University demonstrates solidarity with the most vulnerable among us who are being targeted by the new administration.
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Please read our letter to NYU President Hamilton here. Currently, over 30 departments and 40 centers and campus-based organizations, including unions, student groups, and research centers, have called on the NYU administration to declare itself a sanctuary campus. More are joining the call every week.

In December of 2016, the Faculty Senate passed a unanimous resolution in support of demanding the administration to declare NYU a sanctuary campus. On March 30th, 2017, the NYU Student Senate passed a resolution calling for Sanctuary at NYU.

We also have an established a Sanctuary Student Taskforce that has raised a number of demands to the administration, including ensuring necessary legal and financial resources for all students and staff affected by the targeted policies of the administration.

Given the immediate threats of the repeal of DACA and TPS this week, a summer of bellicose threats about nuclear war, the implementation of a version of the Muslim Travel Ban, and White Supremacists marching on our campuses and through our communities, it seems important to continue our efforts around the larger Sanctuary campaign on our campus and beyond.  In addition to demanding the status of Sanctuary from the NYU administration, we are also shifting our focus towards using the incredible support, resources, and communities we have generated in the past few months to push for a broad campus (and cross-campus) movement that can respond to the current political moment.

NYU Sanctuary Faculty Collective: 

  • Sinan Antoon, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • Mohamad Bazzi, Associate Professor of Journalism, CAS
  • Christine Beltran, Associate Professor of SCA, CAS
  • Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Director of the Urban Democracy Lab and Associate Professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • Paula Chakravartty, Associate Professor of MCC, Steinhardt and Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • Dolly Chugh, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Stern School of Business
  • J. Martin Daughtry, Associate Professor of Music, CAS
  • Arlene Davila, Professor of Anthropology and SCA, CAS
  • Dipti Desai, Associate Professor and Director of Art and Education, Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt
  • Fabienne Doucet, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Steinhardt
  • Lisa Duggan, Professor of SCA, CAS
  • Stephen Duncombe, Professor of MCC, Steinhardt and Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • Kathy Engel, Associate Arts Professor and Chair of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Art
  • Ada Ferrer, Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, CAS
  • Jeffrey Goodwin, Professor of Sociology, CAS
  • Linda Gordon, Professor of History and University Professor of the Humanities, CAS
  • Manu Goswami, Associate Professor of History, CAS
  • Greg Grandin, Professor of History, CAS
  • Natasha Iskandar, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Christine Harrington, Professor of Politics, CAS
  • Rebecca Karl, Associate Professor of History, CAS
  • Arang Keshavarzian, Associate Professor of MEIS. CAS
  • Julie Livingston, Professor of SCA and History, CAS
  • Zachary Lockman, Professor of MEIS, CAS
  • Anna Mccarthy, Professor of Cinema Studies, Tisch School of Arts
  • Mara Mills, Associate Professor of MCC, Steinhardt
  • Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of MCC, Steinhardt
  • Fred Moten, Professor of Performance Studies, Tisch School of Arts
  • Vasuki Nesiah, Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin school of Individualized Studies
  • Molly Nolan, Professor of History, CAS
  • Crystal Parikh, Associate Professor of English and SCA, CAS
  • Juan Piñón, Associate Professor of MCC, Steinhardt
  • Kim Phillips-Fein, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • Michael Ralph, Associate Professor of SCA, CAS
  • Andrew Ross, Professor of SCA, CAS
  • María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Professor of SCA, CAS
  • George Schulman, Professor at Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • Helga Tawil-Souri, Director of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Associate Professor of MCC, Steinhardt
  • Diana Taylor, President of the Modern Language Association, Director of the Hemispheric Institute, and University Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish, Tisch School of Arts and CAS
  • John Kuo Wei Tchen, Associate Professor of SCA, Gallatin School of Individualized Study and CAS
  • Thuy Linh Tu, Associate Professor, of SCA, CAS
  • James S. Uleman, Professor of Psychology, CAS
  • Jini Watson, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, CAS
  • Alejandro Velasco, Associate Professor of History, Gallatin School of Individualized Study and CAS

NYU Student Taskforce

  • Juan Manuel Calero Canaval, BA in Social & Cultural Analysis (2018), CAS, Concentration in Latin, Studies & Religious Studies, Chair of the Student Senators Council
  • Amira Dhanoa, BS (2019), Tandon School of Engineering, Design for America NYU, Wasserman Diversity Advisory Board
  • Kiana Karimi, PhD in Performance Studies, Tisch School of Arts, Students Affected by Travel Ban
  • Husniye Cogur, BA in Public Policy (2019), NYU Dream Team
  • Izzy Khoufaify, BA in Business and Minor in Public Policy and Management (2019), Stern School of Business and Wagner, CAS College Leaders, AAP (Academic Achievement Program), Black Students Union, and Consult Your Community (CYC)
  • Rachel Kuo, PhD in MCC, Steinhardt, GSOC
  • Tyla Leach, BSN in Nursing (2018), Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Black and Brown Coalition Chair, Nursing School Senator and Director of Communications of Student Senators Council
  • Nour Obeidallah, BA in MCC (2019), Steinhardt, Muslim Students Association
  • Negar Taymoorzadeh, PhD in Cinema Studies,Tisch School of Arts, Students Affected by Travel Ban
  • Sarah Sklaw, PhD in History, CAS, GSOC
  • Aree Worawongwasu, BA in Gallatin School of Individualized Study (2019), Vice President of Asian Pacific American Coalition and Diversity Liason of Gallatin Student Council