This lecture, part of a broader lecture series entitled "On Protest," will be given by Martha Ackelsberg, who is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government and of the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College, where she teaches courses on feminist and democratic theory, urban politics, wealth and poverty, and social movements. She is presently Five College Affiliated Professor at UMass Amherst.
She has published numerous articles on anarchism, feminism, social movements, reconstructing families, and Jewish women. Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women was originally published by Indiana University Press in 1991; an expanded Spanish was published by Editorial Virus in 1999, and was then reissued in English by AK Press. It has also been translated into Italian and French.Resisting Citizenship: Feminist Essays on Politics, Community and Democracy was published by Routledge in 2010. During the 2010-11 academic year, she served as Resident Director of PRESHCO (Programa de Estudios Hispánicos—Córdoba) in Córdoba, Spain, when she had an opportunity to visit the campamento of the Indiganados in Madrid.
This lecture series is sponsored by the UMass Department of Political Science and the UMass Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies.