Dr Sophie Chamas, Lecturer in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London and anti-racism rep for the SOAS UCU branch. Their work focuses on the life, death, and afterlife of the radical political imagination via an engagement with queer and feminist theories of futurity.
Dr Amelia Spooner, a rank-and-file member of the Student Workers of Columbia (UAW Local 2710) and a PhD candidate in the History Department of Columbia University.
About Fertile Ground: Cross-Disciplinary Conversations
This event series brings together scholars working on the same or closely related questions, but from different disciplinary perspectives. Through these curated encounters, we hope to generate synergies inspiring new insights, discoveries, convergences, and even breakthroughs.
In Fertile Ground, we pair scholars with anthropologists, historians, sociologists, literary scholars and more, and see what magic occurs! We strive to make these conversations cross-generational as well, including students, PhD researchers, professors and everyone in between, and welcome conversationalists from around the world.