I grew up in a small town in Lombardy. In history classes I remember being told that Italy was never a colonial power. The specific narrative was that: ‘Italy did try to become a colonial power but was never as successful as other European states’. My history book reinforced … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: A (missed) chance to rethink racism?
- As the global pandemic is forcing us to recognize how not everybody has access to healthcare and how certain groups are more at risk than others, here's a quote by Martin Luther King that reminds us to understand health in relation to (in)equality. … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King on Health & Inequality
- Just because we are talking about drones and surveillance these days...here, our beloved Foucault on Surveillance. … [Read more...] about Foucault on Surveillance
- A couple of days ago, I was online tutoring one of my students. The topic of the lesson was school subcultures but I started the lesson asking him whether, with the lock-down, he was doing some kind of virtual classes. As I learnt that all my PhD seminars next term will be … [Read more...] about Digital divide, education & COVID-19
Antigone Gives Token Burial To The Body Of Her Brother Polynices By Jules Eugene Lenepveu - Yesterday a friend of mine from Italy shared her concerns with the ways in which people are reacting to COVID-19. She explained how some have started to demand for more … [Read more...] about What Antigone’s civil disobedience can teach us today