Time's Up?

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen this week to manage climate change from above, activists and demonstrators around the world (such as a human clock in Austria) struggle to hold them accountable from below. Beginning later this week, Social Text will publish a new Periscope series, edited by Ashley Dawson, on climate change politics. We invite your comments and participation. 

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Tavia Nyong'o

Tavia Nyong’o is a cultural critic and professor of African American studies, American studies, and theater studies at Yale University. He writes on art, music, politics, culture, and theory. His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (2009), won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies, and a new book, Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life, is forthcoming from NYU Press in the fall of 2018. Nyong’o has published in venues such as Radical History Review, Criticism, GLQ, TDR, Women & Performance, WSQ, The Nation, Triple Canopy, The New Inquiry, and n+1. He is co-editor of the journal Social Text.