Photo of James Simmons James Simmons

PhD Student
Anthropology and Social Change

The Anthropology and Social Change program 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, asking us to embody the change we wish to see in the world. This includes taking the theoretical knowledge we acquire in the program's course offerings and implementing it in the real world. This program 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 to make this engagement a cornerstone of the program's efforts to enlighten a new generation of activist academics. 

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