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by Christian Hogsbjerg | 05.23.2022
Ever since the publication of Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic almost thirty years ago in 1993, C.L.R. James has been seen as a paradigmatic black Atlantic intellectual, and his work – including his classic history of the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins (1938) - has often been interpreted through that frame.
by Chiara Giovanni | 07.11.2022
As readers of the previous reports on the HumCore workshop series will have noted, the first quarter of discussions started with a bang. We discussed questions relating to the global humanities at an international, national, and disciplinary scale. In the second quarter, with some of the major large-scale questions already established, we now had the opportunity to turn inwards to the level of the institution and the individual classroom. On April 19, 2022, Profs.
by Chiara Giovanni | 07.11.2022
In the past three HumCore workshops, we have not shied away from asking big questions. What are the global humanities? How does a new institution teach them? What kinds of students do we attract, lose, and produce as a result? Where do the global humanities sit within the educational landscape of the United States? How does Pakistan’s colonial history intersect with contemporary pedagogy?
by Chiara Giovanni | 05.09.2022
As long as these debates about the value of humanistic teaching continue to be held within an U.S. frame, we will necessarily privilege certain arguments, certain narratives.
by Chiara Giovanni | 05.09.2022
Tailoring our pedagogy to our specific lived conditions is a lesson from our colleagues in Karachi and Singapore that will shape the future of our teaching here at Stanford.
by Chiara Giovanni | 05.09.2022
By focusing on the possible intellectual and affective connections between us and Plato, Seneca, and Du Bois we keep cultures and their art alive.
by Rey Chow | 02.01.2022
Thinking identity politics, Marxism, and the neoliberal university together, Rey Chow reflects on her new book.
by Carrie Noland | 12.13.2021
Nineteenth-century concepts of kinaesthesia influenced the evolution of Edmund Husserl's work, truly transforming the discipline of philosophy and setting an agenda for poststructuralism. In this piece, Noland argues that a sense category central to dance impacted what we now call "critical theory," as though the dancing body ghosted a discourse that has typically ignored it.
by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra | 11.08.2021
  I am a professor at the University of Texas who happens to be Latino with a son in Travis Heights Elementary (hereafter THES, Austin, Texas). In 2017, I enrolled my 9-year old son in kindergarten at THES and without my knowledge, he (who was born in Austin and is a native English speaker), was enrolled as an English Learner. Children born in the USA whose households have more than just English as the language of everyday communication are by default considered inherently deficient all over the USA.

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