The 2015 MLA Subconference ”Non-Negotiable Sites of Struggle” (Vancouver, January 7-8) announces its lineup, with more details to come over the next few weeks.
Confirmed panels and speakers so far:
Advances in academic labor organizing
Frank Cosco (Vancouver Community College)
Jack Longmate (Olympic College)
Earl Perez-Foust (U. California–Santa Barbara), et al.
Christine Walsh (U Arizona), et al.
Faculty solidarity across ranks
Juliana Spahr (Mills College)
Stephanie Young (Mills College)
John Maerhofer (independent)
Margaret Hanzimanolis (City College of San Francisco)
Joe Ramsey (U. Massachusetts–Lowell)
Theorizing academic labor and resistance
Andrew Culp (Whitman College)
Matthew Applegate (Molloy College)
Ismaeil Fazel (U. British Columbia)
Joel Heng (U. British Columbia)
Sharon O’Dair (U. Alabama)
Non-traditional forms of resistance
Anne Stewart (U. Texas–Austin)
Paul Joosse (U. Alberta)
Emily Fedoruk (U. Minnesota)
Adra Raine (U. North Carolina–Chapel Hill)
Robert Oxford (U. Texas–Austin), et al.
Dan Adleman and Am Johal (Vancouver Institute for Social Research)
Prison abolition and education
Travis Sands (U. Washington–Bothell)
Thomas Dichter (U. Pennsylvania)
Odilka Sabrina Santiago (SUNY Binghamton)
Indigeneity and decolonization
Daniel Voth (U. British Columbia)
Sean M. Kennedy (Graduate Center, CUNY), et al.
a Critical Resistance workshop with
Linette Park, Hamzah Baig, Hans Kuzmich, and Heather M. O’Brien of the Los Angeles chapter;
a discussion of academic finances with
Lenora Hanson (U. Wisconsin–Madison); and
a closing roundtable with
Pranav Jani (Ohio State U.)
Jennifer Ruth (Portland State U.)
Amanda Armstrong (U. California–Berkeley)
Jess Heaney (Critical Resistance)
Jason Read (U. Southern Maine).
We continue to confirm panelists, so please check our website for updates.
And please contribute to and spread the word about our Indiegogo fundraiser. We’ve raised more than $4000 so far–help us keep going! We have five days left…