I’m an anarchist – plain and simple. Not a democrat, I tried that. Not a socialist, tried that. Anarchism is the political identity I return to, again and again, since my teenage years and into my 30s. My understandings of anarchism are ever-evolving & ever-deepening. Decolonial anarchisms, international anarchisms, and intersectional/black anarchisms have been brought to the forefront in the movement.
Anarchism is a wonderful feminist action-oriented approach to government, the state, empire, and most importantly – our relationships with one another, nature, and all life.
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I am so grateful for the write up about my research and activism done by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.
Andrea Haverkamp is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering, with a minor in Queer Studies at Oregon State University. Her work is in engineering education, which explores the student and faculty experiences in engineering, right from curriculum to learning practices and pedagogy and also looks at diversity, inclusion and equity in the classroom.
Haverkamp is also President of the Coalition of Graduate employees (CGE), representing over 1800 graduate employees at OSU, “I think labor union activism is a critical action-oriented feminist praxis,” she says.
Read the article here, or click through for the text below.
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I recently spoke on KMUZ Community Radio in Salem, Oregon about how labor unions are fighting for reform in higher education and how this connects to creating a just, equitable, and socially minded campus community.
Adapted excerpt after the jump – check the link here:
KMUZ Willamette Wakeup Labor Report with Andrea Haverkamp
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The busy, busy life of a doctoral candidate and community member
I have been quite busy, as all graduate students seem to be. I do not glorify “busy” – our culture is one which holds “being busy” in high regard, in contrast to the pejorative framing of “not doing anything.” I love to do nothing. The times I am doing nothing are often some of the most enjoyable times in my day.
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…a new concept of engineering education, practice, and knowledge production which centers justice and activism for peoples historically marginalized by our field…
This is a an overview of sorts for a new concept of engineering education, practice, and knowledge production which centers justice and activism for peoples historically marginalized by our work. I envision a future where we call ourselves social justice engineers and where we proudly say our work can be called social justice engineering.
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