Steven Salaita will visit Urbana next month to promote his new book, "Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom."
Salaita announced the itinerary for his book tour on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, saying he will be in Urbana on Oct. 13. No time or location was given.
He also plans stops in Philadelphia, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore during October.
The American Indian Studies professor gained fame when his tenured professorship at the University of Illinois was revoked in the summer of 2014 following his angry tweets about Israel during the invasion of Gaza. The decision touched off an academic uproar over freedom of speech and academic freedom, and he later filed a federal lawsuit against the university.
The book includes Salaita's reflections and political critique of his controversial termination, in the context of issues that affect both higher education and social justice activism, according to the publisher Haymarket Books.
Salaita is now at the American University of Beirut on a one-year appointment as professor of American studies.