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Imagination, play and un-justification

Noam Chomsky, world-famous linguist and probably the best-known living public intellectual in the 21st century, said in an interview published in Truthout in 2013 entitled Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond: Kids don’t know how to play. They can’t go out and, you know, like when you were a kid or when I […]

Scholarly enterprise

Full title for this post = Scholarly enterprise: quilting, loping, slutting it up casting my line I just attended a graduate workshop/mini-conference at the GC entitled “Failure,” an annual event hosted by the Social and Political Theory Student Association. I was there for about 11 hours and when I left, the stimulating conversations were very much still going […]

Interdisciplinarity

Since I’ve started taking classes at the Graduate Center in 2014, I’ve consistently gone outside my department to swim — awkwardly — in new fields. I’ve taken classes in the areas of philosophy, sociology, and Hispanic-Luso Brazilian studies and am pulling from these fields as well as linguistics, social and critical theory, and others to construct the interdisciplinary theoretical […]

Blog posts 2014-2015: “Ahead of the Hydra”

In 2014-2015 I blogged on a number of different topics, from the use of psychometric testing in Israel to the disadvantage of Arabic-speaking minority students, to the politically charged conversation around voting rights in Texas, to Islamophobia and ESL teachers’ unique position as cultural conversation-makers. I will continue to write later this spring…in the meantime, […]

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