101 Big And Small Ways To Make A Difference In Academia

Originally posted on Conditionally Accepted:
Let’s set aside the debate over whether one can, or even should, be an activist in academia.  If you recognize that inequality and other problems exist within academia, then I do not need to convince you that someone should be working to make change.  But, some scholars are skeptical of…

3:1-(We Have Always Been)Posthuman-Post 3 of 3

Originally posted on Installing (Social) Order:
In his wonderful 1966 book The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences, Michel Foucault concluded on a striking note that has haunted me ever since I first read it, over twenty years ago. He argued that ‘Man’ is ‘an invention of recent date’, but one so…

More News on the Salaita Case

Originally posted on Corey Robin:
1. Thirty-four heads of departments and academic units at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wrote a scorching letter to the University of Illinois’s new president. With some startling information about the effect the boycott is having on the University: More than three-dozen scheduled talks and multiple conferences across a variety of…

Lucid Theory Workshop: Between Philosophy & World Politics

Lucid Theory Writing Between Philosophy and World Politics Monday 24 November 2014 The University of New South Wales, Australia Morven Brown Building, Upper Campus, Room 310 Places are available: Please RSVP to a.burke@adfa.edu.au and a.bloomfield@unsw.edu.au Download the full LucidTheory_Program+map. This workshop aims to stage a dual dialogue: between the methods and concerns of philosophy and international […]

Four Things the Left Should Learn from Kobane

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
The Kurdish town of Kobanê has recently become the centre of a geopolitical conflagration that may well change the course of Middle Eastern politics. After months of silence over the threat faced by Kurds from ISIS, the world is now finally watching, even if the ‘international community’ remains…