Tag Archives: teaching

Is education a human right?

Last week my class went to see Salman Khan speak about Khan academy and universal education. My students enjoyed it. Education policy is a priority for a number of them. They said as much when I asked what they would like President Obama to accomplish in his second term.  They are particularly interested in moving […]

Fostering Creativity

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a friend quoting a pretty scathing summation of the professionalizing impact of grad school made by David Graeber and Stevphen Shukaitis in their introduction to Constituent Imaginations. I won’t quote it in its entirety, but it opens asserting, Graduate school is not on the whole meant […]

Hello world!

This is my first blog post embarking on a new adventure.  In April, I am going to Nepal for a year to do research for a project entitled, Alchemists of the Revolution?: Politics of Educated Unemployed Youth. This is a joint project carried out by a research team of six in northern India, Nepal, and […]