Lecture I: Unheard of Things: the Image and the Vocabularies of Violence

Maaza Mengiste in conversation with  Suchitra Vijayan


Dissent in Dangerous Times is The Polis Project’s  teach-in and conversation series that is hosted in collaboration with the ‘CUNY Doctoral Students’ Council’ at New York City.


We host writers, scholars, artists and activists to interrogate core issues affecting our society in far greater depth than the regular news cycles allow.  There is a deep need for spaces that seek out voices indigenous to conflicts, and scholars deeply invested in understanding the meanings behind the nature violence, occupation, and resistance. Democratic citizenship requires knowledge —and now more so, in the age of mass surveillance and erosion of rights.