"Soon after ratifying our Constitution, Americans adopted a Bill of Rights to guard against the powerful government we had just created... In the 21st century, we need a “bill of rights” to guard against the powerful technologies we have created."
Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America, by Social Science Member Keisha N. Blain will be published by Beacon Press on October 5, 2021. The book explores Hamer's ideas and political strategies, highlighting their relevance for tackling modern social issues including voter suppression, police violence, and economic inequality.
Wendy L. Brown has joined IAS as the UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social Science. Brown’s foundational insights into neoliberalism, authoritarianism, feminism, sovereignty, progress, and tolerance, among other signature concepts, have revolutionized understandings of democracy and the modern powers that challenge it.
“I think an unaccompanied scholar, particularly a
male, probably has the best of all possible worlds at the
—Social Science Member in the 1970s, male, age 50 at the
moment of the questionnaire in 1976
Kirksey, American anthropologist and Member (2019–20) in
the School of Social Science, takes a deep dive into the gene
editing revolution in his newly released book, The Mutant
Project (St. Martin’s Press, 2020).