Dear Friends of the Brooklyn Institute, In response to the outpouring of anxiety, concern, and fear that we’ve witnessed with the outcome of this election season, we want to affirm that the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research remains committed to creating inclusive spaces for critical education. Now more than ever, we believe that expanding access […]
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BISR Frankfurt School Raffle!
The Brooklyn Institute is coming to Philadelphia! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are incredibly excited to launch the Brooklyn Institute Frankfurt School raffle. If you live in or around Philadelphia, sign-up for the the Brooklyn Institute Philadelphia mailing list by November 20th and you will be entered in the raffle. The winner will receive a Brooklyn […]
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 […]
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 […]