Thomas Ponniah

Thomas Ponniah, Ph.D, was a Lecturer on Social Studies, Assistant Director of Studies, and Faculty Associate of the Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics at Harvard University from 2003-2011. He taught courses on modern social and political thought, the philosophy and methods of the social sciences, globalization and global justice. He is currently an affiliate of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

His rabble column offers commentary on contemporary social, political and cultural ideas, issues and events.

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Sep 4, 2013

Slavoj Žižek on global protest

The call for genuine democratization is what unifies and inspires social movements participating at the World Social Forum, Tahrir Square, Zucotti Park and Taksim Square.
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Jul 3, 2013

The price of American inequality

The news that trust in neoliberalism is dead, that confidence in the unrestrained free market has become unfathomable to the majority of U.S. citizens, has become more evident since 2008.
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Jun 19, 2013

Pedagogy in an age of disorder

There are, I propose, three types of students. A student is predominantly fragile, resilient or self-transcending in relation to the turmoil amplified by the current form of globalization.
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May 22, 2013

The resilience of the West?

We have perpetually heard various proclamations about the inevitable collapse of Western domination since the end of World War I. Will they continue to be disproven? If so, why?

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