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On Protest: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

This research cluster grows out of a collaborative research initiative entitled, “Theorizing the Tahrir Moment as a Model/Modality of Radical Politics: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives,” launched in the spring of 2012 with the support of the Political Science department, the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, and the Horwitz Endowment at UMass-Amherst.

Bringing together a variety of disciplinary approaches and regional expertise, faculty and graduate students involved in the Tahrir project met regularly to analyze the surge of protests in 2011 and into 2012 that, first, rocked the Middle East and North Africa, then shook Europe, and, inspired by Occupy Wall Street, subsequently spread to dozens of U.S. cities and other global sites.

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Angélica Maria Bernal is Associate Professor of Political Sci­ence at UMass Amherst and faculty affiliate with the Center for Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Her research and teaching focus on issues of popular power, constitutional change, decolonial theory and politics, and indigenous social movements and resistance in...Read more