An Antidote to the Politics of Despair

Enabling Conceptions of Justice and the Democratic Necessity of Insurgency

Using the work of Iris Young, Amartya Sen, and John Dewey, along with the empirical case of the contemporary Movement for Black Lives, Deva Woodly, Member (2012–13) and Assistant Professor of Politics at The New School, will develop the argument that both the idea of justice and citizens themselves benefit from democratic insurgencies that emerge from ordinary people and challenge prevailing notions about existing arrangements of power and privilege.

Date & Time

May 13, 2016 | 5:30pm


Wolfensohn Hall


Deva Woodly

Speaker Affiliation

The New School