“It feels insensitive or dishonest to not acknowledge the ways in which our work is a part of a greater narrative.”
“Individual Americans thought they were the only ones who could not afford to send their kids to college.”
“Are there ways in which Black North Americans connected to places and things that were outside of the world we thought they were in?”
“At the end of the day, the America project was about an encounter with abundance that was responded to with greed and brutality.”
“As often the most vulnerable in our cities, immigrants face struggles that reflect the wider landscape of housing precarity.”
“I didn’t pay much attention to what was being put in the archives… there are letters that, if I had been paying attention, wouldn’t be there.”
“You fall short and then you wonder, 'what could I do differently next time that gets us a little bit closer?' I love that process.”
“The everyday ways that people challenge environmental destruction can be quite powerful.”
“What state and federal environmental regulatory agencies in the US have not yet done is reform the way agency staff make decisions.”
“Borders continue to gather life’s promises, even when walls and checkpoints brutally divide nations and societies.”
“The first thing he said is, ‘Don't call me Mr. Baldwin. My name is Jimmy.’ I thought, this is ridiculous, at the very least he's James.”
“What if we identified the politics of municipal debt as circumscribing political horizons and futures?”
"You cannot talk about race without talking about cotton. The materials that I use are desperately important as a layer of meaning in the work that I make."
“For those of us who can feel unsettled in terms of identity, translation can feel like home.”
“One way to think about the act of annotating is that you are that meddlesome party gossip, telling the reader how to draw connections between the different parts of the text.”
“This is not lowered expectations. It’s a wish for a mass normalization of resistance to deadly ways of looking at the world.”
The way we talk about racial justice matters. In fact, corporation’s embrace of antiracist slogans can actually advance racism.
“Nostalgia is not what Shakespeare represents for me; I don’t want to make Shakespeare great again. He doesn’t need that, and neither do we.”
"The ways in which the community itself is breaking down felt like end game capitalism."
An aerodynamicist and an anthropologist discuss the world of “Dune,” finding it as aesthetically beautiful as it is functionally implausible.