Round Table: Dissidence, Disruption, and Activist Practice

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Guiomar Rovira: Internet and Social Movements: From Zapatismo to Indignation Networks and Connected Multitudes
Ramesh Srinivasan: Media, Activism, and Subversive Practices
Ricardo Dominguez: NaNo Commonism Now!: Radical Abundance in the Age of Infinite Debt
Rossana Reguillo: Subjectivities and Performance: From Indignation to Political Imagination
Sean Mills: Montreal’s Radical Imagination: Rethinking the City’s Activist Past

Moderator: Mary Louise Pratt


Guiomar Rovira Sancho, PhD in Social Science, focus on Communication and Politics. Professor, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico. She researches social movements, networks and communication. Author of Zapatistas sin fronteras, Mexico, 2009 and Mujeres de Maíz, 1997. Co-ed. La autonomía posible with Albertani and Modesi, Mexico, UACM, 2009.

Ramesh Srinivasan is Associate Professor at UCLA in Information Studies and Design-Media Arts, and a scholar of media and culture. He studies the modes by which new media technologies shape and are shaped by social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics.

Ricardo Dominguez is co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater – a group that developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in solidarity with Zapatista communities in Chiapas – and of *particle group*. His 1-act play has recently been published in The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent. He is Associate Professor at UCSD.

Rossana Reguillo holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the CIESAS. She is a researcher, member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and professor of Sociocultural Studies at ITESO. Research interests include: youth and urban cultures; social construction of fear and the politics of affect; and cultural dimensions of narco-traffic and violence.

Sean Mills is the author of The Empire Within: Postcolonial Thought and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal, and co-editor of New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness. He’s currently working on a history of Quebec’s relationship with Haiti, and is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toronto.

Mary Louise Pratt teaches at NYU in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and theDepartment of Social and Cutural Analysis. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. Her research includes work on Latin American Literature and Latin American Studies, comparative literature, linguistics, postcolonial studies, feminist and gender studies, anthropology and cultural studies.




Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Concordia University, Henry F. Hall Building
  • Date: June 22, 2014
Dissidence, Disruption, and Activist Practice Edited by Victor Bautista
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