Alex Khasnabish: Anthropologist, Scholar Activist & Speaker – Why the World needs Anthropologists, Mobilizing the Planet 10-12 Sept 2021
Alex Khasnabish is a writer, researcher, and teacher committed to collective liberation living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on unceded and unsurrendered Mi’kmaw territory. He is a Professor in Sociology & Anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University. His research focuses on radical imagination, radical politics, social justice, and social movements. His recent books include What Moves Us: The Lives and Times of the Radical Imagination (co-edited with Max Haiven), The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (co-authored with Max Haiven), and Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Ethnography, Activism, and the Political (co-edited with Jeffrey Juris).
We are happy to have Alex with us speaking to his background and current work at the intersection of scholarship and political engagement. Alex shares how he came into his path as well as the unfolding of his conflicted relationship with academia, researching and teaching in the space of political imagination. What can research do with and for social movements ? How can we use research as a tool to make the struggles for social justice stronger and more ambitious? Alex gives us a small glimpse into Radical Imagination, a project where he – together with other scholars – atempts to find answers to these questions. Lastly as a speaker of]Why the World needs Anthropologists, Mobilizing the Planet – he shares how he will be contributing to the theme as well as his advice and thoughts to those considering to attend. Listen to the episode to hear more about it.
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