Our first workshop of the Spring 2021 semester features three early research efforts on responses to precarity, whether it be theorizing new approaches to mutual aid, refrigerators on the street as mutual aid, or how performance collectives have communicated precarity. Nidhi Srinivas, Kristen Miller and Jacob Rosette will explore solidarity, mutual aid, performance, and political participation in the face of increased political, societal, and capitalist pressures.
About the Presenters:
Nidhi Srinivas is an Associate Professor of Management at the New School. His research mobilizes critical theory to study a variety of topics, including management history, international development, mutual aid, ecological politics and civic design. He has published widely and been awarded several fellowships.
Kristen Miller is a second year PhD student in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her work looks at performance art, and the role of the body in deepening desires for freedom, furthering social movements and alternative world making. Prior to attending graduate school Kristen worked within the Movement for Black Lives as a Senior Campaign Manager at Color Of Change. She received her BA from Northeastern University.
Jacob Rosette is a graduate student at the City University of New York in the Applied Social Research Program at Hunter College. He has worked in kitchens in and around NYC since high school in the late ‘90s, including as a line cook to support his BA in Sociology from CUNY in the ‘00s and more recently as a freelance chef and culinary operations consultant. Jacob’s research focuses on the political economy of urban food systems and the culture of kitchens. His MS thesis explores the phenomena of “ghost kitchens” and the mediation of digital platforms in the organization of food production in pre- and post-Covid-19 geographies of work.
Prof. Gregory Witkowski of Columbia University's School for Professional Studies will serve as a discussant.
Read their abstracts on our website »
This is an online event. Please register online to participate.