Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin invites you to join Michele Lancione to explore how or if it is even it possible to be an ‘activist’ and a ‘researcher’ at the same time. Research-activism is a conundrum that many of us grapple with. How should one define the politics of activist research, and then embrace it in everyday intellectual praxis? And why should we bother?
Dr. Lancione is an urban ethnographer and activist interested in issues of marginality, diversity, and radical politics. His recent writing has focused on homelessness, racialized displacement and underground life in Bucharest, Romania, where he also directed a collaborative documentary around forced evictions and housing resistance (www.ainceputploaia.com). Lancione is a founder and editor of the open-source Radical Housing Journal, an editor of City, and corresponding editor for Europe at IJURR. He is based at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield (UK), where he is commencing work on a 5-year European Research Council funded program on ‘Radical Housing’.
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