Winter 2011

Canon Winter 2011

Theme: Revolution

DS Mattison, Editor, Philosophy DS Mattison is a PhD student in philosophy at the New School for Social Research
Whitney Campbell, Editor, AnthropologyWhitney Campbell Whitney Campbell is a second-year MA student in anthropology at the New School for Social Research.  She graduated with a BA in human biology from Stanford University with a minor in Spanish, and her current research interests include environmental anthropology, political ecology, and public health.  In addition to being a Canon editor, she also blogs at Green Screen for Scitable, a division of Nature Publishing Group.
Max Symuleski, Editor, Historical Studies

Max is an MA student in the Historical Studies program at the New School for Social Research.  He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005 with a BA in Art History and Theory.  At the New School, Max has concentrated on the history of the built environment in the U.S. and Europe, with topics ranging from colonial planning to religious utopias in the U.S. during the Second Great Awakening.  He is currently working on a thesis project connecting urban planning discourses in the U.S. during the Cold War to radical architectural projects in the 60s and 70s.  A life-long lover of the built environment, Max plans to continue these urban inquiries in an Architecture PhD program.
Kenneth Anderson, Web Editor, Media Studiesandersonenvy Kenneth Anderson is a Media Studies grad student at The New School. He has made websites since 2003, and currently works with Canon. He will graduate soon. His website is
Scott Beck, SociologyScott Beck Scott didn’t want to say much other than that he is a Phd Candidate in the Sociology Department of the NSSR.
Mykolas Gudelis, Political ScienceMykolas Gudelis Mykolas is originally from Lithuania. He was born in the former USSR, former Soviet Republic of Lithuania. He was one of the millions of happy soviet children. He was born into the family of a farther, cameraman of the National Lithuanian Television and mother, engineer. Mykolas has a younger (but way more successful) brother – he is an architect. In his youth Mykolas was enjoying his student life, traveling USSR and having great expectations of himself and the world. That lasted until reality kicked in in the 1990’s in the form of ‘Velvet Revolutions’ of Eastern Europe. Ever since he lost the ground under his feet and begun wandering the World. Mykolas traveled Europe, sailed around the world as a chef (not a celebrity one) on the cruise ship, lived in Czech Republic and Ireland while always maintaining position as the drummer in some band. (He played in six of them…) Mykolas still believes that Rock’n’Roll will safe the world and that Heavy Metal brought down the Soviet Union. Mykolas came to the US in 2005. In 2007 he moved to New York to study at the New School. Currently he is a PhD student in Politics department studying political theory.
Anne Kirstine Hermann, AnthropologyAnne Kirstine Hermann Anne Kirstine Hermann is an MA student in anthropology at the New School for Social Research. She is also a journalist and a New York correspondent with Danish national public radio. She worked and travelled in different regions, including Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Iran in the Middle East. Research interests include the methodological and epistemological integration of journalism and anthropology, narrative genres, migration, monoculturalism, cultural stratification, and Danish colonialism.
Jordanco Jovanoski, Political ScienceJordanco Jovanoski Jordanco Jovanoski is from the Republic of Macedonia. He is a PhD student at the New School for Social Research in the Politics Department. His interests include political theory and contemporary philosophy with a concentration on critical thought. He is currently working on the topic of capitalism and its critique, and the relation between the two categories.
Patrick King, Philosophy Patrick King received his BA in Philosophy and History from Hampshire College. He is currently enrolled in the Philosophy department at NSSR. He is interested in Marxism, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy of History.
Sophie Lewis, Political ScienceSophie Lewis

Sophie a.k.a. Sophielle blogs intermittently at and currently involves herself as much as possible in Occupy activities; she is also trying to set up a Journal for Occupied Studies with others at the New School whose first issue is projected for January 2012. She hails from Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland and the UK, where she studied at Oxford (BA English Literature, then MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Policy) and pursued, as well as climate and gender activism, an interest in writing, directing and co-producing pieces of theatre. Having almost but not quite won a seat as city councillor with the Green party, Sophie turned to the student struggle against the neoliberal reforms of David Cameron’s government, before finishing an ethnographic dissertation on the anti-capitalist direct action network Camp for Climate Action UK and taking her Fulbright scholarship (and partner, Carl) to New York in order to study for an MA in Politics at the NSSR.
Max Lockie, Political Science Max Lockie Max is a native New Yorker who happened to spend 15 years living in Atlanta, Georgia. Since completing his undergraduate education in Political Science at Georgia State University he has worked at various organizations including Human Rights Watch and The Carter Center, and in August of 2010 he started an MA in Politics at The New School. His academic interests include social theories of democracy, future studies, and the history of political thought. He is currently doing Ethnographic research on the canning economy in New York City and looks forward to overnight bicycle adventures over the summer.
Camilo E. Lund-Montano, Historical StudiesCamilo Lund-Montano As an undergraduate Camilo studied the internal dynamics within the Zapatista Revolution in 1910, focusing mostly on regional, social and cultural aspects. He is primarily interested in the local character of national movements. Currently he is researching the role radical lawyers played during the 1960s and 1970s in the United States and hopes to expand this to other countries like Mexico and Germany.

Special Thanks
Tsuya Yee, Jerome Kohn, Banu Bargu, Marianne LeNabat, Graduate Faculty Student Senate University, Student Senate, Georges Borchardt, Literary Agency, Hannah Arendt, Blüecher Literary Trust, Flickr and Wikimedia Creative Commons, Getty Images