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The Avoidance of the Intellectual

Wonderful quote by Edward Said featured on Corey Robin’s blog:

Nothing in my view is more reprehensible than those habits of mind in the intellectual that induce avoidance, that characteristic turning away from a difficult and principled position which you know to be the right one, but which you decide not to take.

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Accelerated Academy

#BlackLivesMatter: activistnyc

Dr. #CornelWest is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He gave an impassioned speech and led the march out into the streets. 29 more words

BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter: activistnyc

Dr. #CornelWest is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He gave an impassioned speech and led the march out into the streets. 29 more words

BlackLivesMatter

EDUARDO GALEANO (1940-2015) and the uncertain future of the public intellectual in Uruguay

Eduardo Galeano died at the age of 74 today. The coverage of his passing is currently dominating Uruguayan media. In national daily newspaper El País… 359 more words

Academic promotion by media presence?

Few would argue that academia these days is overly dependent on the fraught and shaky pyramid of citation metrics.

There have been numerous ‘grey areas’ (e.g. 797 more words

Research Culture

Intersectionality...What the heck is that?

When I first heard the word “intersectionality,” I kept getting it confused with intersectoral. I’ve come to realize, they are very different; however, both are very important to what I do and who I am. 160 more words

Consciousness