Kneeling Tall: Protests, Patriotism, and Police Brutality in Trump’s America

By Samuel O'Brient | Illustration by Manya Tam | December 11, 2017 These days, most news articles about the NFL have less to do with actual football and more to do with political turmoilWhen San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during our national anthem last year, no one likely could have foreseen … Continue reading Kneeling Tall: Protests, Patriotism, and Police Brutality in Trump’s America

Climate Change Refugees: Legitimate Status or Just Child’s Play?

By Arianna Cooper | December 11, 2017 The metaphorical force of the canary in the coalmine. [1] Climate Change: a change in weather patterns altering the global temperature for an extended period of time due to certain human activities.    Climate change is a popular crisis in the environmental and conservation field. The topic has … Continue reading Climate Change Refugees: Legitimate Status or Just Child’s Play?

Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism

By Joseph Hille | December 11, 2017 Think about the news media you are exposed to and the academic articles you read regarding contemporary political trajectories. On the left, one likely reads many critiques of neoliberalism; while on the right, the same is likely true for socialist ideals. This is the case in any system … Continue reading Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism

The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine

By Mimi Brown | March 15, 2017 The question of democracy in Israel/Palestine is perhaps one of the most contentious questions regarding the concepts of empire and state legitimacy of modern history. There are numerous collective memories of the physical land and a wide spectrum of historical and political narratives to which the state's citizens … Continue reading The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine

Reorienting Pornographic Politics

By Chloe Sariego | December 1, 2016 “The ‘sexual mosaic’ of modern society is a dynamic network in which the optimization of power is achieved with and through the multiplication of pleasures, not through their prohibition or restriction.” Spargo, T., 1999. Foucault and queer theory. Concern regarding pornography and the effect on women is a … Continue reading Reorienting Pornographic Politics

Challenging Narratives: Pop Culture and the Refugee Crisis

By Kate McGuire | May 1, 2016 1. A Political and Moral Crisis In 2015, Europe received approximately 1.2 million first-time applications for asylum, more than double the amount received the year before. By summer 2015, some Greek islands were seeing an average of 1,000 arrivals by sea per day. Though routes are constantly in … Continue reading Challenging Narratives: Pop Culture and the Refugee Crisis