Kelly Fritsch (Accessible)
researches, writes, and teaches about biopolitics, disability, technoscience, feminist theory, and anti-capitalist struggles. She is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women & Gender Studies Institute and the Technoscience Research Unit, University of Toronto. Her work appears in Briarpatch Magazine
, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, Disability & Society, Feral Feminisms, Foucault Studies
, Health, Culture, and Society
, The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies
, Disability Studies Quarterly
, and Critical Disability Discourse
. Between 2008 and 2012, Fritsch served on the Editorial Committee of Upping The Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action
Clare O'Connor (Accountability)
is a Los Angeles-based writer and activist. She is a doctoral student in Communication at the University of Southern California, and is former Coordinator of the Public Interest Research Group at the University of Toronto and co-founder of Toronto-based activist training program Tools for Change
. Her publications include the chapter "What Moves Us Now? The Contradictions of 'Community'" in Whose Streets? The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest
(Between The Lines, 2011) and contributions to Briarpatch Magazine.
Between 2008 and 2012, she served on the Editorial Committee of Upping The Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action
AK Thompson (Agency)
got kicked out of high school in 1992 for publishing an underground newspaper called The Agitator and has been an activist, writer, and social theorist ever since. Currently teaching social theory at Fordham University, his publications include Black Bloc, White Riot: Anti-Globalization and the Genealogy of Dissent
(2010) and Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research
(2006). Between 2005 and 2012, he served on the Editorial Committee of Upping The Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action
Anna Agathangelou (Bodies)
is an associate professor in Political Science and a faculty member of the Institute for Science and Technology Studies at York University. She is also the Co-director of the Global Change Institute in Nicosia Cyprus and co-founder and co-organizer of the section on Art, Science and Technology (STAIR), International Studies Association (2014). Her awards are a Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Partnership Development Grant, on “Cosmopolitanism and the local in science and nature: creating an east/west partnership” as well as a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Grant (2008-2011) for her project on security and migration in European peripheries. She has published in American Political Science Review
, International Studies Quarterly
and Millennium: Journal of International Studies
. She is currently working on a research project on reconstruction post-nuclear disaster and art.
Robin Marie Averbeck (Liberal)
holds a PhD in American history from UC Davis and her work and research focuses on post-war liberalism, race, and the politics of poverty. She has written essays for publications such as Jacobin
, and currently blogs on a regular basis for the Society of U.S. Intellectual History. Robin Marie is also an activist who looks for opportunities to merge her scholarly interests with the contemporary fight against racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and class inequality.
Neil Balan (War)
has been a dad, a co-parent, a comrade and ally, a lover, an itinerant builder, a faculty member, a food sovereignty organizer, a sessional instructor, a harm-reduction frontline worker, and a long-time worker in the silviculture sector. He is partially aligned with the churning neoliberal production that is the public university. Having just completed a doctoral dissertation on war, violence, and biopolitics, he is ready for something else.
Himani Bannerji (Ideology)
is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University, Toronto, Canada. Her research and writing life extends between Canada and India. Her interests encompass anti-racist feminism, marxism, critical cultural theories and historical sociology. Publications include Demography and Democracy: Essays on Nationalism
, Gender and Ideology
(2011), Of Property and Propriety: The Role of Gender and Class in Imperialism and Nationalism
(edited and co-authored with S. Mojab and J. Whitehead, 2001), Inventing Subjects: Studies in Hegemony, Patriarchy and Colonialism
(2001), The Dark Side of the Nation: Essays on Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Racism
(2000) and Thinking Through: Essays on Feminism, Marxism and Anti-Racism
Patrick Bond (Sustainable)
is a political economist with longstanding research interests and NGO work in urban communities and with global justice movements in several countries. He teaches political economy and eco-social policy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he directs the Centre for Civil Society and is involved in research on economic justice, geopolitics, climate, energy and water.
Johanna Brenner (Class)
is Coordinator of the Women's Studies Department at Portland State University and author of Women and the Politics of Class
George Caffentzis (Commons)
was a co-founder of the Midnight Notes Collective and a coordinator of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. His is now working with the anti-debt organization, Strike Debt. He has taught in many universities in the US and at the University of Calabar (Nigeria). He is now Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Maine. He has written many essays on social and political themes. His published books include Clipped Coins, Abused Words and Civil Government: John Locke’s Philosophy of Money
, Exciting the Industry of Mankind: George Berkeley’s Philosophy of Money
, In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism
, No Blood for Oil!
(forthcoming). His co-edited books include: Midnight Oil: Work Energy War 1973-1992)
, Auroras of the Zapatistas: Local and Global Struggles in the Fourth World War
, Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities
Dontella Della Porta (Democracy)
is professor of Sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, where she directs the centre on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos), and professor of Political science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (on leave). She has directed the Demos project, devoted to the analysis of conceptions and practices of democracy in social movements in six European countries. She is now working at a major ERC project Mobilizing for Democracy, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. She is co-editor of the European Political Science Review (ECPR-Cambridge University Press). In 2011, she was the recipient of the Mattei Dogan Prize for distinguished achievements in the field of political sociology. Her main fields of research are social movements, the policing of public order, participatory democracy and political corruption.
Heather Davis (Love)
is a researcher, writer and editor from Montreal. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, where she is working on a project which traces the ethology of plastic. She explores and participates in expanded art practices that bring together researchers, activists, and community members to enact social change. She has written about the intersection of art, politics, community engagement, and environmental catastrophe for numerous art and academic journals and is the author of Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies
Richard Day (Hegemony)
is an autonomy-oriented practitioner and theorist who lives on three acres north of Kingston, Ontario, where he and his sons and partner build, garden, and get ready to move further off the grid. Richard has been associated with a number of radical projects over the years, from community education to food and housing co-ops, indigenous solidarity, urban social centers, and rural intentional communities. He is currently very involved in creating Weirdoville, an intentional community that will exist somewhere in British Columbia (as this land is known in settler worlds). He is the author of Multiculturalism and the History of Canadian Diversity
(2000), Gramsci Is Dead
(2005) and (with Greig dePeuter and Mark Coté) Utopian Pedagogies
(2007), and is currently working on a documentary about early 21st century protest movements called The Equation of Insurrection
. He is also founding editor of Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action
Ana Cecilia Dinerstein (Hope)
is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath, UK. She has published extensively on Argentine and Latin American politics, autonomy, subjectivity, labour, alternative economies, rural, urban and indigenous movements, emancipatory struggles and the politics of policy in Social Movement Studies
, Development & Change
, Community Development Journal
, Capital & Class
, South Atlantic Quarterly
, Historical Materialism
, Realidad Económica
. Her books include The Labour Debate
(co-edited with M. Neary, 2002, Spanish 2009; Turkish 2006), La Ruta de los Piqueteros. Luchas y Legados
(2010) and The politics of Autonomy in Latin America: The art of organising hope
(Palgrave Macmillan 2014).
Stacy Douglas (Sovereignty)
is Assistant Professor of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Former Co-Director of the Centre for Law, Gender, and Sexuality at Kent Law School, as well as Editorial Board member of Feminist Legal Studies
and feminists@law, she has published academic and political commentary in Law and Critique
; Law, Culture & the Humanities
; Theory & Event
; Radical Philosophy
; Australian Feminist Law Journal
; Canadian Dimension
; and Truthout
, and recently co-edited a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society
on law and decolonization. She is winner of the 2014 Julien Mezey dissertation prize from the Association for Law, Culture, and the Humanities.
Silvia Federici (Reproduction)
is a long time feminist activist, teacher and writer. She was a co-founder of the International Feminist Collective, the New York Wages For Housework Committee, the Radical Philosophy Association Anti-Death Penalty Project and the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. She has taught at the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and is Emerita Professor of Political Philosophy and International Studies at Hofstra University. She has authored many essays and books on feminist theory and history. Her published books include: Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle
, Caliban and the Witch. Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation
, Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization and its Others
(editor), A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities
(co-editor), African Visions
John Bellamy Foster (Nature)
is a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and also editor of Monthly Review
. His writings focus on the political economy of capitalism and economic crisis, ecology and ecological crisis, and Marxist theory.
Peter Gelderloos (Violence)
is an anarchist and writer from Virginia. His published works include How Nonviolence Protects the State
, Anarchy Works
, The Failure of Nonviolence
, and The Justice Trap
Sam Gindin (Labor)
was Research Director of the Canadian Auto Workers from 1974-2000 and over the next decade facilitated a course on social justice and political activism (free to activists). He is currently retired but continues to be active around labour issues.
Kanishka Goonewardena (Space)
was trained as an architect in Sri Lanka and now teaches urban design and critical theory in Toronto. He co-edited (with Stefan Kipfer, Richard Milgrom, and Christian Schmid) Space, Difference, Everyday Life: Reading Henri Lefebvre
(New York: Routledge, 2008) and is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto.
Deborah Gould (Politics)
participated in ACT UP/Chicago during the late 1980s and early 1990s, later co-founded the Chicago-based social justice activist group Queer to the Left, and then later co-founded Feel Tank Chicago, an arts/activist research collaborative. Her first book, Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS
(University of Chicago Press, 2009), won the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association’s Political Sociology Section (2010) and the Ruth Benedict Book Prize from the American Anthropological Association (2010). Other recent publications include articles in Contemporary European History
, The Sociological Quarterly
, and The Quarterly Journal of Speech
, and chapters in Methods of Exploring Emotions
(Flam and Kleres, eds., Routledge), Politics and Emotions: The Obama Phenomenon
(Engelken-Jorge, Güell, and Moreno del Río, eds., VS Verlag), Political Emotions: Affect and the Public Sphere
(Cvetkovich, Reynolds, and Staiger, eds., Routledge), and Gay Shame
(Traub and Halperin, eds., University of Chicago Press). Her scholarly interests are in contentious politics and political emotion and she is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Heather Hax (Victory)
is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at York University in Toronto. Her work focuses on cooperative workplaces and large-scale anti-capitalist social transformation. Currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland, Heather teaches Sociology at Towson University. She is currently a collective member of 2640 Space - a collectively run, grassroots events space for radical politics and grassroots culture. She also teaches and practices Ashtanga Yoga at an (un)godly hour each morning.
Rosemary Hennessy (Materialism)
is L.H. Favrot Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She received her doctorate from Syracuse University, her M.A. from Temple University and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Before moving to Houston she was a member of the English department at the University of Albany, SUNY from 1990-2006. She is the past recipient of an NEH fellowship and was a fellow in the Rockefeller Humanities Residency Program on Sex, Race and Globalization at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She has published or edited five books: Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera
(U Minnesota P 2013); Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism
(Routledge 2000); Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse
(Routledge 1993); NAFTA from Below: Maquiladora Workers, Campesinos, and Indigenous Communities Speak Out on the Impact of Free Trade in Mexico
(2006; co-edited with Martha A. Ojeda); and Materialist Feminism: A Reader in Class, Difference, and Women’s Lives
(Routledge 1997; co-edited with Chrys Ingraham). She has published numerous articles and book chapters and has essays in The Sage Handbook of Feminist Theory
, The Blackwell Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory
, and other critical guidebooks.
Mandy Hiscocks (Conspiracy)
is an anarchist who tries but usually fails to strike a balance between activism and organizing, paid work, and friends and community. She has been active since the '90s in student, anti-poverty, animal liberation, prison abolition, anti-globalization and environmental justice movements; she now focuses most of her energy on decolonization and land defense. In 2010 she was involved in organizing against the G20 Summit in Toronto, as part of the Toronto Community Mobilization Network and the Southern Ontario Anarchist Resistance. This effort was the target of police undercovers based in the community, which led to her being charged with conspiracy and counseling as part of the "Main Conspiracy Group." The result was a group plea deal which saw her and five others do jail time while the charges of the other 11 were dropped. From jail she wrote the blog Bored But Not Broken
. Mandy lives in Guelph, Ontario where she is a staff member at the Ontario Public Interest Reseach Group (OPIRG). When asked to speak publicly, she talks about the importance of embracing a diversity of tactics and centring Indigenous struggle and resistance in our movements, as well as the need for people with privilege to be willing to risk far more than most of us currently do.
Dan Irving (Trans*)
is Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies and Human Rights at Carleton University. His research is located within Transgender Studies, Masculinity Studies and Critical Political Economy. His current projects include: (1) co-editing Trans Activism in Canada: A Reader
(forthcoming 2014), a collection of interviews and essays by academic, professional and community-based trans activists (2) Trans Incorporated…
, a qualitative study that critiques the response of employment advocates, labour activists and trans community members to the significant rates of un/der/employment within trans populations, and (3) Love the Way You Lie: Eminem, Male-Identified Youth and the Crisis of Masculinity
. Dan’s work has been published in Radical History Review
, the Temple Civil Rights and Law Review
(forthcoming), as well as in edited collections such as F. Anne Enke’s Transfeminist Perspectives: In and Beyond Transgender and Gender Studies
Joy James (Leadership)
is Presidential Professor of the Humanities and a professor in political science at Williams College. She is the author of Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics
; Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals
; and Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender and Race in U.S. Culture
. Her edited books include: Warfare in the American Homeland
; The New Abolitionists: (Neo) Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings
; Imprisoned Intellectuals
; States of Confinement
; The Black Feminist Reader
(co-edited with TD Sharpley-Whiting); and The Angela Y. Davis Reader
. James is completing a book on the prosecution of 20th-century interracial rape cases, tentatively titled Memory, Shame & Rage
. She has contributed articles and book chapters to journals and anthologies addressing feminist and critical race theory, democracy, and social justice, and is curator of the Harriet Tubman Literary Circle (HTLC) digital repository, which is part of the University of Texas human rights archives.
Miranda Joseph (Responsibility)
is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona (UA). She teaches feminist, Marxist, poststructuralist and queer theory, cultural studies methods, and LGBT Studies. Her research explores the relationship between economic processes and social formations. She is the author of Debt to Society: Accounting for Life Under Capitalism
(University of Minnesota Press, August 2014) and Against the Romance of Community
(University of Minnesota Press, 2002). Her recent articles include: “American Studies and the University of Debt” (Response to Curtis Marez’s ASA Presidential Address) American Quarterly
66.2 (June 2014) 283-288; “Challenging Assumptions: Crossing Disciplinary Divides to Make Knowledge about Gender and Finance,” (with Joyce Serido), Feminist Formations
(forthcoming August 2014) 26.2; and “Neoliberalism and the Battle Over Ethnic Studies in Arizona,” co-authored with Sandra K. Soto, Thought and Action: The NEA Higher Education Journal
(Fall 2010): 45-56, for which they received the National Education Association Excellence in the Academy Award: Democracy in Higher Education, 2010.
Sumayya Kassamali (Intellectual)
is currently a doctoral student in Anthropology at Columbia University in New York. She organized for some years with No One is Illegal-Vancouver and Toronto, and has long been involved in antiwar and Palestine solidarity organizing. She is currently living in Beirut, Lebanon, studying Arabic and getting some space away from North America.
Kate Kaul (Experience)
is a doctoral candidate in Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto, writing on disability theory and interdisciplinarity, subjectivity and experience. She is interested in a broad range of critical theory, as well as questions of form and content in pedagogy and accessible design. She teaches writing and disability studies as an adjunct instructor.
Christine Kelly (Care)
is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. Informed by feminist and disability scholarship, Christine's research explores attendant services, care, personal support workers, youth and Canadian disability movements. Christine's forthcoming book titled Disability Politics and Care: The Challenge of Direct Funding
(UBC Press, fall 2015 release) explores what it might mean to incorporate a rejection of care, as represented by disability activists, into the core of our theorizing, policies and practices of support. For more information about Christine and her projects, see www.christinekelly.ca.
Ruth Kinna (Domination)
works in the Department of Politics, History and IR at Loughborough University UK. She is the author of A Beginner's Guide to Anarchism
(2005), editor of the journal Anarchist Studies
and The Bloomsbury Companion to Anarchism
(2014) and co-editor of Anarchism and Utopianism
, with Laurence Davis (2009) and Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red
(2013) with Alex Prichard, Saku Pinta and David Berry.
Markus Kip (Solidarity)
is a PhD candidate in Sociology at York University, Toronto. His doctoral work investigates practices of union solidarity with undocumented migrant workers in Germany. He is member of a union support centre for undocumented migrant workers at the services sector union, ver.di, in Berlin. Prior to his studies, he made experiences as community organizer in San Salvador, C.A. and day labourer in North America constituting an important source of inspiration for his research and activism. Publications include the co-edited book Lumpencity: Discourses of Marginality | Marginalizing Discourses
(2011), and the co-edited anthology Urban Commons: Moving beyond State and Market
Stefan Kipfer (Populism/Popular)
teaches urbanization, urban politics, and planning in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto. Informed by urban social theory, especially Henri Lefebvre, Frantz Fanon, and Antonio Gramsci, his research is focused on comparative politics, restructuring, and colonization in metropolitan regions.
Natalie Kouri-Towe (Queer)
is a Toronto-based academic and activist
working on the politics of solidarity, questions of attachment, and queer activism in transnational social movements. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in 2015. Her dissertation, Solidarity at Risk, examines the impacts of neoliberalism and homonationalism on contemporary practices of solidarity activism in the queer Palestine solidarity movement. She has published in both academic and non-academic venues on topics relating to queer politics, including Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender
, Culture & Social Justice
, No More Potlucks
, and Upping the Anti
Tammy Kovich (Gender)
is a Hamilton-based organizer and theory nerd. Currently working on a PhD in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies at York University, her research concerns questions pertaining to resistance, revolution, and gender. She enjoys coffee, the colour black, and riot porn, and is involved in various anarchist projects.
Sarah Lamble (Community)
teaches at Birkbeck College, University of London, researches issues of gender, sexuality and criminal justice and co-edits Routledge's 'Social Justice' book series. Sarah is a founding member of the Bent Bars Project, a letter writing program for queer, trans and gender-nonconforming prisoners in Britain.
Jaleh Mansoor (Representation)
received her PhD from Columbia University in 2007. She has taught at SUNY Purchase, Barnard College, Columbia University, and Ohio University before coming to The University of British Columbia where her areas of teaching and research include modernism, theories and histories of the revolutionary avant-garde, marxism and marxist feminism. Mansoor's research on painting in the context of the miracolo italiano, the years of lead and The Creeping May, forthcoming from Duke UP and entitled Marshall Plan Modernism
, opens up on to problems concerning aesthetic abstraction, real abstraction, and violence in the second half of the Twentieth Century, and the way in which that history continues to structure the matrix of our contemporary [insurrectionary] present.
Sara Matthews (Occupation)
is Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her interdisciplinary work brings aesthetics and cultural theory to the study of violence and the dynamics of social conflict. Her current research considers how contemporary Canadian War Artists are responding to Canada’s military involvement in Afghanistan. She is also interested in how aesthetic practices can inform methods for cultural analysis, especially in the context of public engagements with visual representations of war and social conflict. Her new project, “The Cultural Life of Drones”, explores social responses to technologies of military surveillance and mechanized killing such as drone warfare. In addition to her academic work, Sara curates aesthetic projects that archive visual encounters with legacies of war and social trauma. Her critical writing has appeared in PUBLIC
, FUSE Magazine
and in exhibition essays for the Art Gallery of Bishops University and YYZ. Her manuscript “Aesthetic Interventions: Art, Affect and Learning from Conflict”, explores how aesthetic mechanisms symbolize the difficult work of coming to know oneself as human in the aftermath of genocide and war.
David McNally (Utopia)
teaches political science at York University in Toronto and actively supports numerous social justice movements in that city. He is the author of six books: Political Economy and the Rise of Capitalism
(1988); Against the Market: Political Economy Market Socialism and the Marxist Critique
(1993); Bodies of Meaning: Studies on Language, Labor and Liberation
(2001); Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-Capitalism
(2002; second revised edition 2006); Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance
(2010) and Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism
(2011). He is also on the Advisory Editorial Board for Historical Materialism: A Journal of Critical Marxist Research
and is a member of the Toronto Historical Materialism Group, which organizes a biennial conference at York University.
Robert McRuer (Crip)
focuses on queer and crip cultural studies and critical theory. He is completing a book titled Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and Resistance
, considering locations of disability within contemporary political economies and the roles that disabled movements and representations play in countering hegemonic forms of globalization. He is the author of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability
and co-editor, with Anna Mollow, of Sex and Disability
. Most recently, with Merri Lisa Johnson, he co-edited two special issues of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Thomas Nail (Revolution)
is an Associate Professor
of Philosophy at the University of Denver. He has worked with Cascadia Forest Defense, No One is Illegal, Occupy Denver. He has worked with Cascadia Forest Defense, No One is Illegal, Occupy Denver and is currently a member on the advisory board for Upping The Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action
. He is the author of Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari and Zapatismo
(Edinburgh University Press, 2012), The Figure of the Migrant
(Stanford University Press, 2015), and Theory of the Border
(under review, Oxford University Press). His work has appeared in Angelaki
, Theory & Event
, Philosophy Today
, Deleuze Studies
, Foucault Studies
, and elsewhere.
Bryan Palmer (History)
is the author of 13 books, editor of 5 collections of essays/oral biographies/pamphlets, and served as editor of the journal Labour/Le Travail
from 1997-2014. Palmer’s publications have been nominated for or won a number of academic prizes, including both the Canadian/American Historical Association’s A.B. Corey Prize and the Canadian Historical Association’s Wallace K. Ferguson Prize. James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928
, published by the University of Illinois Press in 2007, was judged the best book published by a historian in Canada in a field other than Canadian history. Another book, Cultures of Darkness: Night Travels in the History of Transgression – from Medieval to Modern
(New York: Monthly Review, 2000) was awarded a Choice Gold Seal Award in that magazine’s annual competition for outstanding academic titles. Widely published in Canadian scholarly journals, as well as in international journals in the United States, England, Italy, Brazil, and elsewhere, Palmer’s most recent books include the edited collection (with Joan Sangster), Labouring Canada: Class, Gender, and Race in Canadian Working-Class History
(Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2008), Canada’s 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
(Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009) and, most recently, Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers' Strikes of 1934
(Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2013).
Ilan Pappé (Zionism)
is a Professor of History and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter.
is a Philadelphia public interest attorney, mother, speculative fiction writer, creator of “The AfroFuturist Affair,” and a founding member of Metropolarity Speculative Fiction Collective. She independently published her first speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)
, and an anthology of experimental essays from Black visionary writers called Black Quantum Futurism: Theory & Practice Vol. I
. Phillips is a 2015 artist-in-residence with West Philadelphia Neighborhood Time Exchange.
Justin Podur (Oppression)
has worked in the Canada Colombia Solidarity Campaign (2001-2003), and the International Solidarity Movement (2002). He has been a volunteer editor for ZNet
since 1999 and is a founding member of the Pueblos en Camino collective. He is the author of Haiti's New Dictatorship
(Pluto Press 2012). He has contributed chapters to Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan
(University of Toronto Press 2013) and Real Utopia
(AK Press 2008). He is an Associate Professor at York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies.
Nina Power (Demand)
is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University. She is author of One-Dimensional Woman
(Zero Books), is the co-editor of Alain Badiou's On Beckett
(Clinamen), and the author of several articles on European Philosophy, pedagogy, art and politics.
Maia Ramnath (Authority)
is a teacher, writer, activist, and dancer/aerialist/choreographer, who teaches history at Penn State. She is the author of The Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire
and Decolonizing Anarchism: An Antiauthoritarian History of South Asian Liberation Struggle
. She is currently a member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies board and Historians Against War Palestine-Israel Working Group.
Conor Tomás Reed (Race)
is an archivist, activist, student, and teacher at the City University of New York, a collective member of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, and a co-founding participant of Free University-NYC. Conor researches 20th- and 21st-century literatures of Africana social movements, and urban freedom schools. Forthcoming and recent writing include “Diving Into SEEK: Adrienne Rich and Social Movements at the City College of New York, 1968-1974,” in an anthology on Adrienne Rich and Jayne Cortez (2016); “You Can’t Evict a Movement,” in Viewpoint Magazine
(2015); “Remembering the Watts Rebellion,” in Mask Magazine
(2015); “Black Arts Boomerang,” in The New Inquiry
(2015); and “Organizing Against Empire: Struggles Over the Militarization of CUNY,” in Berkeley Journal of Sociology
Christian Scholl (Prefiguration)
is a Brussels-based writer, researcher and activist. His research interests revolve around globalization, social movements, and questions of transnational organizing and social control. He is co-author of Shutting Down the Streets. Political Violence and Social Control in the Global Era
(2011, New York University Press) and author of Two Sides of a Barricade: (Dis)order and Summit Protest in Europe
(2013, SUNY Press).
Mab Segrest (Allies)
is an American feminist, writer, and activist. She is best known for her 1994 autobiographical work Memoir of a Race Traitor
. She joined the faculty of Connecticut College in the Fall 2002 and retired from teaching in 2014.
Alan Shandro (Vanguard)
is the author of Lenin and the Logic of Hegemony: Political Practice and Theory in the Class Struggle
(Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishers, 2014) as well as a number of articles in Marxist theory. He is on the Editorial Board of Science & Society
and teaches political and social theory at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.
Eliza Steinbock (Misogyny)
is Assistant Professor in the Department of Film & Literary Studies at Leiden University, and writes on contemporary philosophies of the body, visual culture and transfeminist issues. Eliza is an American who completed a Masters in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds (2004) and a Doctorate in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, entitled “Shimmering Images: On Transgender Embodiment and Cinematic Aesthetics” (2011). Hir current funded research project, “Vital Art: Transgender Portraiture as Visual Activism”, examines the worlds created in the visual arts to harbor at risk trans subjects and to critique their discrimination. Eliza speaks regularly on aesthetics, sexuality, and transgender studies. Recent publications include essays in the Journal of Homosexuality, Photography and Culture
, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly
. Please visit www.elizasteinbock.com for more information.
Sunera Thobani (Nation)
is Associate Professor at the Institute for Gender,Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia,Canada. Her research focuses on critical race, postcolonial and feminist theory, globalization, citizenship, migration, Muslim women, the War on Terror, and media. Her book, Exalted Subjects: Studies in the Making of Race and Nation in Canada
, was published by the University of Toronto Press (2007) and she has also co-edited Asian Women: Interconnections
(Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2005) and States of Race: Critical Race Feminist Theory for the 21st Century
(Between the Lines, 2010). Dr. Thobani served as Director of the Race, Autobiography, Gender and Age (RAGA) Centre at the University of British Columbia (2008-12), where she organized numerous projects on equity, diversity and social justice. She is a founding member of the Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equity (RACE), a cross-Canada network that promotes the scholarship of academics of colour and of Indigenous Ancestry. Dr. Thobani was the Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Professor inWomen’s Studies at Simon Fraser University (1996-2000) and also past President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC), Canada’s then largest feminist organization (1993-1996). She has helped organize, and spoken at, numerous international conferences, including the NGO Forum at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, the First International Women’s Conference on APEC in Manila, Philippines, the first Asian-Pacific Women’s Conference in the US, and the National Association of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Councilors and the Black Feminism conference in the UK.
Lorenzo Veracini (Colonialism)
is Associate Professor in History at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on the comparative history of colonial systems and settler colonialism. He has authored Israel and Settler Society
(2006) and Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview
(2010). His The Settler Colonial Present
is now in press with Palgrave. Lorenzo is managing editor of Settler Colonial Studies
Simon Wallace (Friend)
is a law student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Law Union of Ontario's steering committee and was an editor of Upping the Anti
from 2010 to 2013.
Douglas Williams (Privilege)
is a doctoral student in political science at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. His research revolves around labor policy and the effects that working-class social movements have had on policy outcomes. He writes on these topics and more on his blog The South Lawn