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Global Social Movements: Left and Right

UC Berkeley Co-Sponsors: Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Research on Social Change

University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus

June 14-16, 2017

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Carl Boggs is the author of twenty books in the fields of critical social and political theory, European politics, American politics, U.S. foreign and military policy, social movements, and film studies. He is currently professor of social sciences at National University in Los Angeles. After receiving his PhD in political science from U.C., Berkeley, he has taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Carleton University in Ottawa, UCLA, USC, and Antioch University, Los Angeles. Previous books include Drugs, Power, and Politics: Narco Wars, Big Pharma, and the Assault on Democracy (Paradigm, 2015); Ecology and Revolution (MacMillan, 2013), Empire versus Democracy (Routledge, 2012); Phantom Democracy: Corporate Interests and Political Power (Macmillan, 2011); The Crimes of Empire (Pluto, 2010); The Hollywood War Machine, with Tom Pollard (Paradigm, 2007); Imperial Delusions (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006); The End of Politics: Corporate Power and Decline of the Public Sphere (Guilford, 2000); The Socialist Tradition: from Crisis to Decline (Routledge, 1996); Social Movements and Political Power (Temple University Press, 1986), and The Two Marxisms: Antonio Gramsci and the Dilemmas of Western Marxism (South End Press, 1984). Read more >>
Grace Chang is completing a book, Trafficking by Any Other Name: Transnational Feminist, Immigrant and Sex Worker Rights Responses, (The New Press, forthcoming). She is the author of Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy (South End Press, 2000 and Haymarket Books, 2016, second edition). She also co-edited the anthology Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age, (University of Illinois Press, 2013) with Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Anna Guevarra, and Maura Toro-Morn and the anthology Mothering: Ideology, Experience and Agency (Routledge, 1994) with Evelyn Nakano Glenn and Linda Forcey. Her articles include: “Inevitable Intersections: Care, Work and Citizenship,” in Disabling Domesticity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), “Where’s the Violence? The Promise and Perils of Women of Color Studies,” in Presumed Incompetent (Utah, 2012) and “Reconceptualizing Approaches to Human Trafficking,” coauthored with Kathleen Kim, in the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (2007). She is founding director of Women Of color Revolutionary Dialogues (WORD), a collective of women, queer and trans people of color building community through spoken word, political theater, music, dance and film. Read more >>
Barbara Epstein received her doctorate in U.S. History in 1973. As a student at left-leaning schools in New York City (the City and Country School and the Elisabeth Irwin High School), as an undergraduate (at Harvard/Radcliffe), and as a graduate student (at the University of California, Berkeley) her education took place not only within the classroom but outside it, as a participant in the movements of the time and, in graduate school and beyond, as a member of the editorial collective of the journal then called Socialist Revolution (later, Socialist Review). Read more >>

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