currently reading 

Anthony Ryan Hatch and Kym Bradley, “Prisons Matter: Psychotropics and the Trope of Silence in Technocorrections,” in Mattering, ed. Victoria Pitts-Taylor (New York: NYU Press, 2016), 224–41.

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UCSC grad student workers can have little a COLA, as a treat (update, birdsite link) 

from Black Rose Bay Area’s twitter:

“Some of those cited and released today were given 14 day academic suspensions — a condition of which is a ‘stay away from campus’ clause.

All who were cited and live in on campus housing (dorms, etc.) are being left functionally houseless for the next 14 days.”

twitter.com/bayareabrrn/status

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I currently have a hold on my student account for $120 because the University of Michigan charges *me* to work for them. Fellowships cover student fees. Why don’t our tuition waivers and stipends also cover them??

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[img description: a photo i took of my pdf of Wendy Chun’s Updating to Remain the Same while also waiting to update the software on my Macbook. The update says its going to take an hour]

I mean!

[img description: the distracted boyfriend meme, where the girl in the red dress is labeled “jokes about your assigned FBI agent watching you through your webcam;” the upset girlfriend is labeled “jokes about the network of Amazon and Facebook marketplace sales reps monitoring your likes, clicks, and searches to sell you more shit;” the distracted boyfriend is labeled “y’all”]

hugely unethical research; literally paid protestors; fuck the academy and fuck this 

papers.nber.org/conf_papers/f1

Whew I just

I really

I cannot see this as anything other than some State Department psyop shit that needlessly endangers the subjects that the scholars dont really seem to care about

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Katja Valaskivi and Johanna Sumiala, “Circulating Social Imaginaries: Theoretical and Methodological Reflections,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 17, no. 3 (2014): 234.

Yeah I was losing my shit

[img: a photo of Saidiya Hartman lecturing in front of an audience, I drew a reddish pink heart around her head. I also added text to the image: “Saidiya Hartman discussing her new book, speculative histories of wayward black girls, the use of reformatory and state documents to ‘write a history of the chorus from inside the chorus’ - remaking and making intimate life” and “waywardness as a body of practices... associated with the queer, the fugitive, the anarchic...”]

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Wheeee! Really excited for this talk on white nationalism by Prof Alexandra Minna Stern

I have no excuse for making these “memes” (a poor attempt to mash up sparking joy from Marie Kondo and sparks of hope from Walter Benjamin, please forgive me)

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The Prison Strike Challenges Ableism and Defends Disability Rights 

truthout.org/articles/the-pris

What I love about this article is that it breaks down each of the 10 demands (attached as a photo here) and how they relate to disability/what that demand means for incarcerated disabled people - especially the inhumane conditions (solitary confinement, rotting food, inadequate medical care) inside prisons and how those can exacerbate disabilities


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Who's that in your AVI, Jasmine?

That's a screenshot from the film Irma Vep (1996, Olivier Assayas) with Maggie Cheung.

Besides being a fantastic and dizzying/disorienting film, I have a soft spot for it bc I first watched it in a class with Prof. Yiman Wang, who would advise my undergraduate thesis! Here's the essay that she wrote on Maggie Cheung and the film Irma Vep: muse.jhu.edu/article/492536

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