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Official BISR Statement on Bollyn Event at the Brooklyn Commons

As an organization committed to scholarly rigor and critical dialogue, the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is dismayed that The Brooklyn Commons proceeded with an event last night featuring Christopher Bollyn, a noted white nationalist, anti-Semite, and conspiracy theorist. It has become increasingly evident that our institutional mission does not align with that of The […]

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A Letter From Ajay

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research does not espouse an official political ideology. We are a scholarly organization and house a wide variety of viewpoints. That said, speaking in my personal capacity as the Institute’s Founding Director, there is a type of critical politics that emerges from the work we do – which is often […]

Statement from Multiple Organizations on Christopher Bollyn Event at the Brooklyn Commons

As organizations that work out of the Brooklyn Commons, we reject the antisemitic politics of Christopher Bollyn. We do not have any say in event booking and management at the Commons but agree that such politics should have no place in leftist spaces. Signed: Ajay Singh Chaudhary (Brooklyn Institute for Social Research) Bhaskar Sunkara (Jacobin […]

BISR Summer Reads!

If you live in or around New York, Jersey City, or Philadelphia, sign-up for the the Brooklyn Institute mailing list by August 19 and you will be entered in our Summer Reads raffle. The winner will receive a Brooklyn Institute tote-bag with our selected BISR beach reads: Walter Benjamin’s Illuminations, Franz Fanon’s Wretched of the […]

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research Awarded Humanities Council Grant to Launch New Community Initiative

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR) is pleased to announce that it has received a $5,000 Action Grant from the New York Council for the Humanities to support the BISR Community Initiative, a new program that offers educational opportunities to some of New York’s most underserved citizens. BISR will work in conjunction with Breaking […]

Call for Institutional Partners

BISR is now accepting applications for new institutional partners. Hosting a BISR course is an excellent way for organizations to offer new points of engagement for their existing communities as well as offering opportunities to reach new audiences. If you work for a cultural, educational, or artistic organization in New York City that is interested […]

Images of Surveillance: three BISR mini-seminars at the Goethe-Institut

In the age of algorithms, surveillance has exceeded the boundaries of centralized government control to permeate every part of our lives and transform our collective sensorium. As vast communication networks spread over the world, intensive data gathering accelerates the abstraction of human life to feed the market’s ever-expanding appetite. Mass surveillance, then, is not simply […]

Call for New Faculty Applications! Call ends: 7/12/2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research seeks scholars who are interested in becoming part of an interdisciplinary research and teaching institution to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses to adult students in various locations throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. We are currently seeking five new faculty members with specialized expertise in one of […]

Administrative Assistant Needed: BISR is hiring!

Brooklyn Institute is excited to be expanding our team and looking for a part-time administrative assistant to support our growth. The time commitment for this position will begin with 10-20 hours per week, with a possibility of increase based on personal performance and institutional growth. The position will begin as soon as possible, no later […]

Call for Volunteers!

Dear Friends of the Brooklyn Institute, We hope this message finds you very well! We’re writing you as the Brooklyn Institute enters its third year. Not that long ago, we thought the Institute might be no more than a side project that we launched during grad school, a few classes in the back room of […]