Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research is an international, movement-driven institution focused on stimulating intellectual debate that serves people’s aspirations.
VIJAY PRASHAD, Director.
Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian and journalist. Prashad is the author of twenty-five books, including The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South, and ten edited volumes, including Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations in the Arab World. As a journalist, he writes regularly for The Hindu (India), Frontline (India), BirGün (Turkey) and Alternet (USA) and appears regularly on The Real News Network and Democracy Now. He is the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books (New Delhi). He has appeared in two films – Shadow World (2016) and Two Meetings (2017). For twenty five years, he was a professor at Trinity College; he has also been the Edward Said Chair at the American University of Beirut, where he was a Senior Fellow of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy.
CELINA DELLA CROCE, Coordinator.
Celina della Croce is an organiser, activist, and advocate for social justice. She has spent the last four years working in the labour movement with the Service Employees Union and the Fight for 15, organising for economic, racial, and immigrant justice. She has also been an active participant in the fight for social justice in St. Louis, MO in the streets as well as through her work with the Anti Racism Collective and Humans of St. Louis. She has a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and has spent two years living and studying in Argentina, Brazil, Nicaragua, Chile, and France.
E. AHMET TONAK, Economist.
E. Ahmet Tonak is the author and editor of several books including Measuring the Wealth of Nations: The Political Economy of National Accounts (with Anwar Shaikh), Turkey in Transition: New Perspectives (edited with Irvin Schick) and Marxism and Classes (edited with Sungur Savran and Kurtar Tanyılmaz). Trained as a mechanical engineer at Istanbul Technical University, he earned a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research. Tonak taught for many years at Istanbul Bilgi University, Middle East Technical University, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and is currently a visiting professor at UMASS Amherst. He wrote for several Turkish dailies and contributes to sendika.org, an alternative news portal in Turkey.
NATE SINGHAM, Researcher.
Nate Singham is currently based in São Paulo, Brazil. Prior to that, he lived in Quito, Ecuador where he worked as a writer for the online news agency teleSUR English. Before entering the field of journalism, Nate obtained his master’s degree in Agrarian Studies and Rural Development from La Universidad Mayor De San Simón in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Most importantly, Nate considers himself to be an avid learner, a problem solver and a political enthusiast.
TINGS CHAK, Designer.
Tings Chak is an activist and artist, trained in architecture, her work draws inspiration from and contributes to the migrant justice and internationalist working class struggles she is a part of. Her graphic novel, Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention (2017), explores the role of architecture in the control of migrant bodies and the politics of visual representation. She is currently based in Johannesburg and São Paulo.
P. Sainath, Senior Fellow.
P. Sainath is India’s most important reporter. He has spent the past three decades covering rural India, work that resulted in the creation of the People’s Archive of Rural India. Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen calls Sainath ‘one of the world’s great experts on famine and hunger’. In 2000, Sainath was the first reporter to win Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism and that same year he won the UN Food & Agricultural Organisation’s Boerma Prize. Sainath is the 2007 winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asia’s most prestigious prize) and the 2014 winner of the World Media Summit Global Award. Sainath’s book – Everybody Loves a Good Drought (1996) – has been reprinted in a 20th anniversary edition as a Penguin Classic. He has written the foreword for John Reed’s Ten Days that Shook the World (LeftWord, 2018).
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