Struggling for Solidarity: The ‘International Solidarity Movement’ as a Snapshot of Transnational Youth Activism

Mica Pollock, assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, studies youth and adults struggling to talk about, think about, and address fundamental questions of racialized inequality and diversity in their daily lives. An anthropologist of education, she examines ongoing (and intergenerational) disputes over difference, discrimination, and inequality in both school and community settings. […]

The Market as an Arena for Transnational Politics

Michele Micheletti is professor of political science at Karlstad University. Her current main research interests are citizen involvement in the market as an arena for politics and the role of communication in political action. Recent books are Political Virtue and Shopping: Individuals, Consumerism, and Collective Action (NY: Palgrave, 2003) and Politics, Products, and Markets: Exploring Political Consumerism Past […]

Youth and the World Social Forum

Jeffrey S. Juris is a postdoctoral fellow at the USC Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, where his research focused on globalization, social movements, and transnational activism. He is currently writing a book based on his doctoral dissertation about the cultural logic […]

Toward a Politics of Relevance: Race, Resistance and African American Youth Activism

Shawn Ginwright is an Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department at San Francisco State University. In 1989, Dr. Ginwright founded Leadership Excellence Inc. an innovative youth development agency located in Oakland, California that trains African American youth to address pressing social and community problems. In 1999, he received his Ph.D. from the […]

African American Youth: Broadening our Understanding of Politics, Civic Engagement and Activism

Cathy Cohen is a Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Chicago. She is the author of the book The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics and the co-editor of the anthology Women Transforming Politics. Cohen is currently at work on a project exploring the politics, culture and sexual decision-making of […]