Kate Derickson reports from the Minneapolis Uprising: "During those long nights, new subjectivities were formed, and the grammar of the social order was suspended, allowing arrangements to be newly sensed, new forms of solidarities to be detected. These tentative arrangements repositioned the police as not on 'our' side."
“Once the protests started and I saw that people both within and outside Minnesota were trying to make sense of what was happening, I thought this nascent list of resources might be useful for others besides me.” Professor Adam Bledsoe is interviewed by CityPages.
“I am grateful to the department and the many faculty who patiently allowed me to pester them during office hours,” says alum Erika Eidson about her UMN experience. She now works in forestry, protecting forests and creating opportunities for current GES undergrads.
When UMN visited Ghana, they captured Kwame Adovor Tsikudo’s attention. Having now completed his PhD at the U, Kwame has taken his knowledge and experience from Minnesota to the “Land of Lincoln” for a position at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nearly three decades after liberation, Stats South Africa shows that 56% of the population live in poverty. Professor Abdi Samatar writes for the Sunday Times about how COVID-19 exposes the obscenity of economic injustice.