Spring 2009

Theme: Power and Resistance

Contributors:

Chris Crews, Political Science

Chris Crews, Political Science

Chris Crews is a media activist and writer from the foothills of Appalachia, and currently working towards a Ph.D in the Department of Politics at the New School. He has been involved in media production since an early age, and enjoys playing with mixed media, film and paint. His current work is focused on immigration politics in the media and the intersection of nationalism, identity politics and homeland security mainfiest in the United States. He also loves to bake, cook food, discuss anarchist theory and practices, and generally be a neo-shamanic trickster. His web site is www.chriscrews.org.
Eric Eingold, Political Science

Eric Eingold

Eric Eingold is a first year MA student in the Politics Department.  His interests include American history, transnationalism, Latin American studies, Immigration, Pan-Africanism, diasporic studies, and the sociology of sport.
J. Alberto Fernández, Political Science

J. Alberto Fernández, Political Science

J. Alberto Fernández is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics. After graduating from the UNAM and completing his term as Student Senator, he found shelter in a small anarcho-syndicalist union federation, the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo. His job was helping Mexico City gas station workers reach the proletarian “class-for-itself” nirvana before he succumbed to the grad-school calling.
Eric M. Friedman, Sociology

Eric M. Friedman, Sociology

Eric Friedman, a sociology student, is writing his dissertation on Journal Square in JerseyCity, which is a fieldwork study of an urban center in transition.  He also works at Hudson County Community College and teaches sociology courses at Drew University. Previously, Eric authored two other ethnographic works: Back of the House, about students at a culinary school, and Men and Markets, a study about suppliers in the restaurant industry.  He considers himself a ‘civic entrepreneur,’ one who creates meaningful community programs that make a difference in urban lives.  He has no dogs.
Justin Humphreys, Editor, Philosophy

Justin Humphreys, canon editor, Philosophy

Justin Humphreys is a graduate student in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. His academic interests include ancient ethics and political philosophy, the philosophy of science and mathematics, and the theoretical grounds of the social sciences. As an undergraduate, he studied science and mathematics but ultimately earned a bachelors degree in the Classics from Reed College. He worked in finance before enrolling at the New School. He enjoys traveling, writing, and playing chess.
Rafael Khachaturian, Political Science

Rafael Khachaturian, Political Science

Rafael Khachaturian is graduating in Spring ’09 with an MA degree in Political Science. He currently lives in Brooklyn, studies political theory, and has moments of existential angst about being objectified in the form of a short bio.
Israel Loeb, Psychology

Israel Loeb, Psychology

Israel Loeb is graduating from the MA Psychology program at NSSR. He will be joining the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding University this fall. When people ask him what he does, he answers psychology. When people ask him who he is, he answers… poet.
Rachel Signer, Editor, Anthropology

Rachel Signer, canon editor, Anthropology

Rachel is an MA student in anthropology and the editor of Canon Magazine. Her passions lie in the intersections between arts and activism, and she hopes to follow these interests in the pursuit of a Ph.D. project that combines research, practice, and intervention. Meanwhile, she continues to engage with the multiplicitous multitude, in search of a way out of (a way through? beyond? between?) the structure-agency dilemma.
Brett Warnke, Liberal Studies

Brett Warnke, Liberal Studies

Brett Warnke graduated from Indiana University in 2005.  He then joined Teach for America in the Greater New Orleans Corps as a secondary English teacher.  He is currently in the NSSR.