James Simmons James Simmons

PhD Student
Anthropology and Social Change

The Anthropology and Social Change department at CIIS is truly one of a kind, as it seeks to combine the sometime conflicting elements of activism and academia. It champions "prefigurative practice", or to embody the change we wish to see in the world. This includes taking the theoretical knowledge you acquire in the department's course offerings and taking it into the real world through implementation. It might be the only doctoral program in the entire world to explicitly engage in the exploration of post-capitalist possibilities, in both a theoretical and practice-based sense, and make this a cornerstone of its efforts to enlighten a new generation of activist academics. 

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