Ethnography Inside Out: Activism and Research among Urban Social Movements in the United States by Ahmed Kanna
September 26th, 2016
Room 6107 (space is limited to 20)
CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
In this informal roundtable, Ahmed Kanna will explore his latest research among Bay Area radical socialists organizing around issues of urban politics, workers’ rights and empowerment, antiracism, and LGBTQ solidarity. More specifically, he will discuss how youth activists are getting radicalized to the left in the US, how this relates to US wars/foreign policy, and how becoming active in Marxist political organizing connects them to internationalism/international political issues. Of particular concern is the question of how to reconcile being both an organizer with an activist group and a scholar studying the group’s work ethnographically.
Ahmed Kanna is an associate professor at the University of the Pacific and the author of Dubai, The City as Corporation.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. It is free and open to the public.