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…

The Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations/Associations oppose any move to export Indian workers to Israel to replace Palestinian workers

November 14, 2023

AGITATE! Journal is sharing this statement in solidarity with trade unions and independent federations/associations in India opposing the Modi Government’s plans to export Indian workers to Israel to replace Palestinian workers amid the ongoing attack of and genocide in Gaza. This statement was originally published by World Federation of Trade Unions. Press Release issued on…

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Standing with Palestine: The University of Minnesota Faculty Statement in Solidarity with the People of Palestine

October 16, 2023

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu  As we write this statement on October 14, 2023, Gaza has been continuously bombed for over 150 hours. After Hamas’ attacks in Southern Israel that killed around 1,300 Israelis on October 7, Israel has dropped 6,000…

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Call for Transnational Solidarity and Collective Care With the Victims of the Recent Earthquakes in Herat-Afghanistan

October 9, 2023

Organized by Tahmina Sobat and Farida Razaqi Amidst the rubble and despair, the rescue team encountered a scene that will forever be etched in their hearts and ours; a mother, her eyes filled with tears but her spirit unbroken, clutching her baby in a final, desperate embrace… sheltering the baby from harm with her own…

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AGITATE! Feminist Knowledge Production Event Series: Spring 2023

AGITATE! Journal invites you to a series of virtual workshops and discussions hosted in conjunction with the "Feminist Knowledge Production" ...

Feminisms, Translations, Solidarities: A workshop with the translators and editors of ‘The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics’

Join us for a workshop with the editors and translators of the The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics on February 9, ...

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