What does it mean to be both an activist and an academic? With me today are Colette Cann and Eric DeMeulenaere. They have spent their careers wearing both of these hats. They’ve found ways for their activism to create social change in the academy and for their academic pursuits to inform their activism. In their new co-written book titled The Activist Academic: Engaged Scholarship for Resistance, Hope and Social Change, they present their own journeys as a guide for merging activism and academia.
Colette Cann is an Associate Dean and Professor in International and Multicultural Education in the School of Education at University of San Francisco. Eric DeMeulenaere is an Associate Professor in Clark University’s Education Department.