The essay dialogue this month explores the role of student activism in social movements. There are many historical examples of college students being central to social movement activism. We invited contributors to draw on their own research, interests, and even personal experiences in activism to shed light on the potential that student activism holds for producing significant social change in the U.S. and throughout the world – concentrating on what it is, specifically, about student activism that distinguishes it from other bases of activism.
As usual, we are fortunate to have a stellar group of scholars contributing to this dialogue:
Amy Binder and Kate Wood, UC San Diego (essay)
Nick Crossley, University of Manchester, (essay)
Gabriela Gonzalez-Vaillant and Michael Schwartz, Stony Brook University (essay)
Eduardo Silva, Tulane University (essay)
Nella Van Dyke, UC Merced (essay)
Check back in mid May for the second round of posts on this topic. In addition to more scholarly commentary, we will also bring an activist perspective to the conversation.
Editors in Chief,
Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, Dan Myers