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Activism in/as Scholarship

  Remarks as part of Event2024 NAVSA/BAVS/AVSA Conference “Doing diversity work can mean passing “diversity” around, both as a word and in documents” (Ahmed, 2012, 29) Praxis: “reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it’ (Freire, 1970, 51) I acknowledge that 10 minutes will probably not be enough to say all the things and feelings that I have felt over the last few weeks about my participation in this panel and the important things I feel we should be talking about here, but hopefully we can take some of these ideas up in the question time or you are welcome to contact me.   These remarks can be found on my blog. I am doing this because I am not a fan of gatekeeping information behind log-ins and I think if we are going to be talking about activism it is important to model the kind of inclusion we would want to see in the space we are sharing. And yes I acknowledge that for some early-career faculty it is important to keep their ideas behind log-ins and payw

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