Pandemics, racist violence, climate change, democratic collapse: it’s finally clear that it’s Butler’s world. We’re just living in it.
“What is the range of available measures to address our catastrophic future?”
“As often the most vulnerable in our cities, immigrants face struggles that reflect the wider landscape of housing precarity.”
“I don’t believe there was any conspiracy inside government to kill people off,” a health official explains. “From what I saw there was no plan.”
COVID-19 highlights how the global order is built on, and excels in, closing the path of migrants unjustly.
“A lot of people have been pushed a little closer to the margins.”
“At a certain point, it seemed like all my students were depressed… This was depressing.”
Autofiction like Burnham’s—or Wallace’s, or Lerner’s—show white men using irony, self-deprecation, and vulnerability. Should we listen?
“We don't have a party. That doesn't mean we need one big organization. We may need a few big organizations. But we need organizations!”
What do we see when looking at art from the perspective of the infrastructures that sustain it?
Racial-justice movements in higher education offer a template for how to dislodge education’s focus on entrenching prestige.
Landlords’, bosses’ and schools’ intrusion of surveillance technologies into the home extends the carceral state into domestic space.
Guadalupe Maravilla makes multimedia art to grapple with his “traumatic experiences” as a unaccompanied child and undocumented migrant.
Since all data can now be used for immigration enforcement, universities cannot assume that collecting data on their students is safe.
Immigrants in the United States during the pandemic faced the same discrimination, disenfranchisement, violence, and terror as before—only intensified.
“I am supposed to be writing this essay, ostensibly on technology, but not for the first time, I believe I am unable to write; and not writing, doubt that I will I ever write again.”
The pandemic took the health inequalities generated by US imperialism, and made them worse.
The humanities can reveal the truth of the world’s crises, everything from contagions like the pandemic to apocalypses like right-wing violence.
What will our children remember of this time, when their play and freedom are confined—or freed—by the digital?
As many COVID-era courses have moved from seminar rooms to Zoom meetings, the haptic nature of teaching has changed. Is anything lost?