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Activism and the Humanities

March 17 | 6:00 pm7:30 pm EDT

Join Kevin Gotkin, David Kirkland, Nikhil Pal Singh & Mara Mills as they discuss the relationship between activism and the humanities.

Underpinning the liberal arts is the belief that higher education is preparation for life as a responsible, actively engaged citizen. Does this mean there is a natural connection between the humanities and activism, or is it that higher education points the way to something more focused? What might such activism look like? Join us for a discussion with NYU faculty on Activism and the Humanities.


Kevin Gotkin (Visiting Assistant Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt)

David Kirkland (Vice Dean of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action; Executive Director of NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools; Associate Professor of English and Urban Education, Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt)

Nikhil Pal Singh (Faculty Director, NYU Prison Education Program; Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History)

Moderated by Mara Mills (Co-Chair, NYU Center for Disability Studies; Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt)


March 17
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT
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