AGITATE Now!

November 8, 2023

நேரம் மிச்சமில்லை அம்மாவின் கருவில் இனியும் தங்கியிருக்காதே என் சின்ன குழந்தையே விரைந்து வா உனக்காக ஏங்குகிறேன் என்பதற்காக அல்ல இங்கு போர் நடந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறது என்பதற்காகதான் நீ பார்க்க வேண்டும் என்று நான் விரும்பிய தேசத்தை நீ பார்க்காமல் போய்விடுவாய் என்கிற பயம் எனக்கு. உனது தேசம் நிலமல்ல நமது விதியை முன்பறிந்து மரித்த கடலும் அல்ல: அது உன் மக்கள் குண்டுகள் அதை உருக்குலைப்பதற்கு முன்பு வந்து அதைப் பார் விட்டுச் சென்றவர்கள் எல்லாம்…

نیا غزہ

November 8, 2023

وقت ختم ہو رہا ہے تو تم اپنی ماں کی کوکھ میں گھسٹتے نہ رہو میرے ننھے بیٹے جلدی پہنچو اسلیے نہیں کہ میں تمہارے لیے تڑپ رہا ہوں بلکہ آس لیے کہ جنگ چنگھاڑ رہی ہے مجھے ڈر ہے کہ تم اپنے وطن کو ویسا نہیں دیکھ پائو گے جیسا کہ میں چاہتا ہوں…

Weaving ‘Trans-Communal Solidarities’: Responses and Reflections to AGITATE! Volume 4

October 16, 2023

By Tahmina Sobat and Vaishnavi KollimarlaWith AGITATE! Editorial Collective, Participants in Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) graduate seminar on Ways of Knowing: Approaches to Knowledge and Truth (Fall 2022), Contributors to Volume 4 of AGITATE! Journal, and other speakers at Volume 4 launch.1   Over these past two years, the authors…

Macron on the Banks of Turag: Sustainable Adaptation as Assimilation into an Imperial Order

September 29, 2023

By Efadul Huq On 10th September 2023, Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, visited Bangladesh and was received with a gun salute and red carpet welcome. During the visit, Macron took a selfie with his Bangladeshi hosts after a boat ride on the Turag. Macron was there to enjoy the scenic beauty of Bangladesh’s rivers…

A Collective Engagement with Critical Kashmir Studies

September 5, 2023

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies (New York: Routledge, 2022) edited by Mona Bhan, Haley Duschinski & Deepti Misri By A. Adams, Missy Drew, Fatemeh Nasr Esfahani, Leith Ghuloum, Anna Goorevich, Natasha Hernández, Nina Kaushikkar, Vaishnavi Kollimarla, Pauline Maison-Dessemme, Nada Mohamed, Tahmina Sobat, Allie Thek, Nithya Rajan, and Richa Nagar Let me cry out…

When the Functional is Political is Personal …Witnessing the Many Battles of Geeli Pucchi’s Bharati Mandal

June 20, 2023

By Drishadwati Bargi In Indian cinema, we have encountered morally ambiguous lovers before. In Vishal Bharadwaj’s 2004 classic Maqbool, we see a relentlessly scheming Nimmi (played by the inimitable Tabu), flirting and courting with her lover/patron’s aide, treacherously aiding the former’s murder, and unleashing a tragedy that ultimately consumes everyone. We have seen the same…

Black Feminism and Hip Hop Pedagogy: A Workshop by Ruth Nicole Brown

June 9, 2023

As part of AGITATE! Journal’s Feminist Knowledge Production Series, we invited Ruth Nicole Brown—scholar, artist, and member of AGITATE! Editorial Board— to conduct a workshop titled Black Feminism and Hip Hop Pedagogy on March 23, 2023. In the workshop, whose recording we present here, Professor Brown draws on her research on Black girls’ lived experiences…

I Want to Tell a Story: An (Alleged) Exercise in Knowledge Production

June 1, 2023

By A Adams For the record, this is an attempt at engaging knowledge production through non-academic means, produced for a Feminist Knowledge Production Seminar taught by Richa Nagar at the University of Minnesota in Spring 2023. In it, I ask: how do we produce knowledge from precarity? What actually generates the means by which we…

Poetry, Academia, and Feminist Knowledge-Making: A Workshop with Celina Su

May 15, 2023

As part of AGITATE! Journal’s Feminist Knowledge Production Series, we invited Celina Su—scholar, poet, and member of AGITATE! Editorial Board— to conduct a workshop titled Poetry, Academia, and Feminist Knowledge-Making on March 30, 2023. In the workshop, whose recording we present here, Su discusses poetry as mode of social inquiry and as a vehicle for…

Dear Rohith…

January 23, 2023

By Ponni Arasu This letter is part of Holding Movements, Agitating Epistemes: A Multipart Series On Remembering, Retelling, And Dreaming For Justice co-convened and co-edited by Richa Nagar and Ponni Arasu. I dedicate this piece to Radhika Vemula, Rohith Vemula’s mother and to A. Mangai aka V. Padma, my mother. Two women who fight for…