A Reflection on the 2016 Presidential Campaign and My Decision to Digitally Isolate Myself

By Moyna Ghosh Art: Hillary For... By Moyna Ghosh Summer of 2016 “In 2004, I cast my vote for John Kerry, and when I found out he lost, I was overcome by despair. I realized that, yes, participating in a democracy can be exhilarating. But it can be heartbreaking, too.” - Aasif Mandvi, Indian American … Continue reading A Reflection on the 2016 Presidential Campaign and My Decision to Digitally Isolate Myself

Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism

By Joseph Hille 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 of differing political beliefs: … Continue reading Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism

The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine

By Mimi Brown 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 and individuals worldwide subscribe … Continue reading The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine

Reorienting Pornographic Politics

By Chloe Sariego “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 notorious issue among … Continue reading Reorienting Pornographic Politics

Challenging Narratives: Pop Culture and the Refugee Crisis

by Kate McGuire 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 flux, the flow of … Continue reading Challenging Narratives: Pop Culture and the Refugee Crisis