Subterranean Currents: The Radical Imagination from the End of History to the Age of Austerity


From May 17-18, 2013 the Centre for Studies in Social Justice at the University of Windsor hosted Reclaiming Democracy and Social Justice: From the Arab Spring to Occupy to…, an exciting and dynamic conference that brought together scholars, activists, and combinations of the two to discuss the present and future of social movements and social change. You can find my presentation for the conference here.

Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political


The book that I’ve co-edited with Jeffrey Juris is finally out! Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political (Duke University Press) brings together a group of politically engaged ethnographers to examine the dynamics of contemporary transnational social movements. The result is a book that both challenges and forges paths beyond the dominant understandings of social transformation, political possibility, knowledge production, and the relation between intellectual labour and sociopolitical activism. For more information about the book, or to order a copy, follow this link.

Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political

I’m very excited to announce that Insurgent Encounters, a volume I’ve co-edited with Jeffrey Juris, about transnational activism, ethnography, and radical politics is due to be released by Duke University Press in April 2013. This volume contains contributions by Giuseppe Caruso, Maribel Casas-Cortés, Janet Conway, Stéphane Couture, Vinci Daro, Manisha Desai, Sylvia Escárcega, David Hess, Jeffrey S. Juris, Alex Khasnabish, Lorenzo Mosca, Michal Osterweil, Geoffrey Pleyers, Dana E. Powell, Paul Routledge, M. K. Sterpka, and Tish Stringer. For more information about the book and how to order it, please check out Duke University Press’s on-line catalogue.

Occupy, Anthropology, and the 2011 Global Uprisings




Check out the latest issue of Cultural Anthropology‘s Hot Spot: “Occupy, Anthropology, and the 2011 Global Uprisings.” The collection is guest edited by Jeffrey S. Juris and Maple Raza, and includes 20 essays from ethnographers and activists around the world, myself included.

Convoking the Radical Imagination


Convoking the Radical Imagination

A new article just out by myself and Max Haiven in Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies about the radical imagination and the Halifax Radical Imagination Project. Online first, in print soon!

Two New Projects…

Two new writing projects in the works:

First, I’m thrilled to announce that Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political, a collaborative volume I’ve co-edited with Jeffrey Juris, will be published in the not-too-distant future by Duke University Press. The volume brings together a diverse and critically engaged group of scholar-activists (or activist-scholars) who reflect on questions relating to contemporary social justice struggles, knowledge production, political possibility, and the relationship between ethnography – and knowledge work more broadly – and the political. Stay tuned for updates as the book heads into production.

Second, I’m equally thrilled to announce that Fernwood Publishing has agreed to publish a collective volume currently in progress by Anthropologists for Justice and Peace. Entitled Paths Out of Empire: Anthropologies of Resistance and Prefiguration, the volume brings together anthropologists working in the Canadian context to critically consider the ways anthropology can serve to confront systems of power, violence, and inequality and how it can contribute to struggles for radical social change.