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The Fantasy and Fate of Ethnic Studies in an Age of Uprisings: An Interview with Nick Mitchell

In this conversation, feminist studies and black studies scholar Nick Mitchell and Undercommoner Zach Schwartz-Weinstein discuss a range of topics: the politics of criticality; the labor politics of black studies and ethnic studies; the absorptive quality of the university’s administration of difference; the work of fantasy in academic labor; the origins of adjunctification and casualization; Black Lives Matter’s transformation into… Read more →

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Occupying the City with the Social Science Centre – an Interview with Mike Neary

Summary: Professor Mike Neary speaks on the origins, purposes, and tensions of The Social Science Centre, Lincoln in the UK, an alternative form of higher education provision run as a formally constituted co-operative. The Social Science Centre sets itself against the usual colonial relations between universities and communities, seeking to occupy and re-invent the ‘idea of the university’ by producing critical,… Read more →

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Could students in the US pull off a strike like in Montreal? – An Interview with Marianne Garneau

An Interview with Marianne Garneau (co-author of “Snapshots of the Student Movement in Montreal”) Summary: Against a kind of activist-y, spectacular politics, Marianne Garneau argues that US students and workers can learn from the Quebec model how to organize our power as a class.  Quebec students have kept their tuition low because they’ve historically had a vibrant, militant student movement,… Read more →

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Carving Compassion, Camouflaging Antagonism & Building Cooperative Alternatives – an Interview with Anna Feigenbaum

Summary: Dr. Anna Feigenbaum gives her thoughts on radical teaching and organizing within and beyond the university.  Against education that tries to transmit radical politics to students, she recommends an approach that starts with students’ experiences and works with them through the difficulties and challenges they face—and witness—in their everyday lives.  Revolutionary pedagogy can be embedded in art and creativity,… Read more →

YoSoy132: Student-led Uprising in Mexico – An interview with Patrick Cuninghame

CW: What is the deal with YoSoy132? Patrick: It’s kind of a weird movement, because it started in the private universities, in a very upper class Catholic private university called Iberoamericana.  It’s probably one of the more progressive private universities, because it has a quite independent and active faculty trade union.  It arose in response to Enrique Peña Nieto who… Read more →

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