Politics & Society

Politics & Society

Gender, Embodiment, Desire: A Discussion with Meg Fernandes and Jack Halberstam

Should gender be abolished? Why do conservatives fixate on trans youths? And what exactly do we mean by “non-binary”? In a recent event in our “Humanities for Humans” series, poet Meg Fernandes and gender theorist Jack Halberstam discussed today’s vital questions around gender, the body, and desire.

Politics & Society

Talking About Sustainability: What’s New in the “Green” Lexicon?

From “green loans” to “green hushing” – environmental discourse is continually expanding with new terms to guide us through a sustainability-oriented world. So, what’s the latest in the green lexicon?

Politics & Society

Resurrection Consent: It’s Time to Talk About Our Digital Afterlives

Your friend dies in a car crash. A company can resurrect her online avatar based on her digital footprint. Should you agree? A new study captures attitudes to the digital resurrection scenarios that will face us soon.

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Neuropolitics: How Looking Inside Our Brains Can Help Save Democracy

What happens when people feel unheard and vote for a demagogue? What Plato attributed to the concept of ‘Thymos’ 2,400 years ago, today finds a tangible connection in the brain. The ramifications for democratic thought are profound.

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