Other Projects & Activism

 

Laborwave Revolution Radio Podcast

Laborwave is a leftist podcast centered in Corvallis, Oregon. We feature interviews and conversations with activists, organizers, and academics with revolutionary mindsets. Topics of interest are union movements, anti-racist and anti-oppression thought, and politics beyond the dominant electoral cycle. Check us out on iTunes, Facebook or Soundcloud.

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Music Reviews

I write music reviews for albums and concerts for Orange Media Network, where I also DJ under the name Andrea Anarchy. Check it out:

Featured Media

I write letters to the editor, participate in local activism, and other media outreach. Here are a few bits that highlight what I work on and what I stand for in my community.

Letter to the Editor regarding open graduate student Nazi at OSU

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Letter to the Editor published in The Daily Barometer at Oregon State University

Articles for the letter’s context: one, two, three, four, five. I am directly opposed to Nazi-ism – whether in the halls of engineering, STEM, and society writ-large. Anti-fascism is not something I will bury in my academic career. Instead, I believe it is central in our efforts as engineering educators to exemplify opposition to Nazi-ism.

Oregon State University podcast Inspiration Dissemination episode, which highlights the research of OSU graduate students

Check it out here.

Andrea Haverkamp is a 2nd year PhD student in the College of Engineering, who is asking what it means to think of yourself as an engineer and examining how the ’engineering culture’ has perpetuated the lack of diversity we see today. We discuss the parallels in STEM and other male-dominated fields as well as how her research hopes to begin chipping away at the gender disparity in the workplace.

Corvallis Gazette quotations regarding the OSU Building Renaming process:

OSU Community discusses Arnold name change (October 12, 2017)

The conversation started with one of the participants saying that former Oregon State University President Benjamin Lee Arnold’s service in the Confederate Army had pretty clear implications, even if no documentation that he held white supremacist views exists.

“I think it’s pretty clear Arnold was willing to die to uphold slavery,” said Andrea Haverkamp, a second-year doctoral student in environmental engineering.

“The decision not to rename Arnold Dining Center is intellectually weak and entirely unacceptable. Arnold studied slave economics. Arnold fought for the despicable Confederate Army and was willing to die to defend the enslavement of black people. He moved to Oregon after the war ended, to the only state which did not allow black people to live (inside the state). Any person can connect the dots and see what this name and what this man represent,” Haverkamp said.