Fred Moten, professor of English at Duke University argued for the
acaemic boycott in address he delivered at the American Studies Association
Annual Meeting on 7 November 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The justification of the boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions
is quite simple and quite clear: the victims of a sovereign brutality
instantiated in racial-military domination have come to an overwhelming
consensus, in the very shadow of the state that has come to exemplify
The State and its exception, that boycott is the most immediate form
of international support they require….

the full address