Recap: Ideas in Circulation

April Hathcock


On Friday, February 5th, the Futures Initiative hosted “Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice” at the Graduate Center, CUNY.


Futures Initiative Fellow Allison Guess, a PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, introduced the event and provided context. Our special guests discussed access, equality, and diversity in the context of open scholarship, and scholarly communication:


    • April Hathcock
      • Librarian for Scholarly Communications, NYU
    • Matthew K. Gold
      • Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities; Executive Officer, MA Program in Liberal Studies
    • Michelle Fine
      • Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Urban Education, and Women’s Studies; Advisor of the Public Science Project
    • Stephen Zweibel
      • Data and Digital Projects Librarian, The Graduate Center


Allison Guess, Futures Initiative Fellow


There were 549 tweets on the #fight4edu hashtag on the day of the event, with it trending in the United States, ranking 47. There were also 77 computers tuned into the livestream (including remote events), and 35 participants in the room actively engaging in a very productive Q&A.


Please see the resources below for a full recap and further reading:



This is the fifth of eight conversations in The University Worth Fighting For, a year-long project designed to tie student-centered, engaged practices in our classrooms to larger issues of institutional change, equality, race, gender, and all forms of social justice.


Ideas in Circulation, the Futures Initiative


The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309