The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Boone Shear

Boone Shear
Sr. Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director
Research Interests: 
Solidarity and Community Economies, Higher Education, Engaged Research and Pedagogy, Activism and Organizing, Political Ecology, Ontological Politics

My work involves critical investigations into the violence and limits of patriarchal capitalist modernity, as well as efforts to uncover, cultivate, and organize around hidden, suppressed, and emerging projects that advance other selves and other worlds. I live with my daughter in Easthampton, Massachusetts and work with community organizations and networks across the state in formal and informal ways: I am currently a board member of Worcester Roots, a board member of Wellspring Cooperatives in Springfield, a board member of Stone Soup Cafe in Greenfield, and a member of the organizing committee of the Massachusetts Solidarity Economy Network (MASEN).  I am currently Associate Editor of the journal Rethinking Marxism and a member of the Community Economies Collective.