Graduate Profiles

Lewis, Adam

  • https://yorku.academia.edu/AdamLewis

  • Email:

  • aglewis@yorku.ca

  • Year Entered: 2012

    Student Info

    Dissertation Title

    (Tentative) Social Movements and Settler Colonialism: Towards an Anti-Colonial Anarchist Theory and Practice

    Comprehensive Areas

    • Contemporary and 'Classical' Anarchist Theory
    • Settler Colonialism
    • Social Movement Research

    Supervisory Committee

    • Ravi de Costa, Lesley Wood, JJ McMurtry

    Previous Education

  • Honours BA Global Studies and Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • MA, Cultural Studies Program, Queens University
  • Publications

    Publications

    Adam Lewis (In Review) “Imagining Autonomy on Stolen Land: Settler Colonialism, Anarchism and the Possibilities of Decolonization” Settler Colonial Studies.

    Adam Lewis (Forthcoming) ‘Anarchy, Space, and Indigenous Resistance: Developing Anti-Colonial and Decolonizing Commitments in Anarchist Theory and Practice’ in Simon Springer, Richard J. White, and Marcelo Lopes de Souza (eds.) Transgressing Frontiers: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. (Rowman & Littlefield.)

    Adam Lewis (2015) ‘Anti-State Resistance on Stolen Land: Expanding Anarchism's Anti-Colonial and Decolonizing Potentials Through Anarcha-Indigenism.’ In PJ Lilley and Jeffery Shantz (eds.) New Developments in Anarchist Studies. Punctum Books. Brooklyn, NY, pp. 145-186.

    Adam Lewis and Day, Richard (2013) “Radical Subjectivity and the N-Row Wampum: A General Model for Autonomous Relations?” in Romin Tafarodi (ed.) Subjectivity in the 21st century: Cultural, Philosophical, and Political Perspectives, Cambridge University Press, pp. 169-189.

    Adam Lewis (2012) “Ethics, Activism and the Anti-Colonial: Social Movement Research As Resistance”, Social Movement Studies Journal, Special Issue on Ethics of Research On Activism, published by Routledge. Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 227–240.

    Professional Experience

    Reviewer for Interface: A Journal for and About Social Movements

    Reviewer for Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, Society

    Co-Editor for Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action

    Services & Experience

    Services & Experience

    Teaching Experience

    • Teaching Assistant for Amanda Di Battista. Environmental Studies York University. January 2015-April 2015. ENVS 3010 Qualitative Methods in Environmental Studies.
    • Teaching Assistant for Dr. Harris Ali. Environmental Studies York University. September 2015-December 2015. ENVS 2150 Environment, Technology and Sustainable Society.
    • Teaching Assistant for Dr. Peter Penz. Environmental Studies York University. January 2015-April 2015. ENVS 3010 Qualitative Methods in Environmental Studies
    • Course Instructor. Environmental Studies York University. September 2014- December 2014. ENVS 4161 Social Movements, Activism and Social Change.
    • Teaching Assistant for Dr. L. Anders Sandberg. Environmental Studies York University. Sept. 2013- April 2014. ENVS 1200 Taking Action
    • Teaching Assistant for Dr. Peter Timmerman. Environmental Studies York University. Sept. 2012 - April 2013. ENVS 1000: The Earth In Our Hands.

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference Presentations

    --- “Disrupting Settler Colonialism: Thoughts Towards Anti-Colonial and Decolonizing Social Movement Possibilities.” Paper presented at the Canadian Association for Cultural Studies biennial conference. Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo, ON. January 17th, 2016.

    ---“Imagining Autonomy on Stolen Land: Settler Colonialism, Anarchism and the Possibilities of Decolonization.” Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association. June 1-5, University of Ottawa.

    --- “Settler colonialism, anarchism and Indigenous Resistance.” Paper presented at the 2015 North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference, March 20-22, California Institute for Integral Studies.

    ---“Foregrounding Anarcha-Indigenism: Renewing Anti-Colonial and Decolonizing Commitments in Anarchism and Beyond.” Paper presented at the Historical Materialism Conference, May 10 2014, York University.

    ---“Settler Identity, Anarchism and Imperative Decolonization”. Paper presented at the Strategies of Critique: Decolonizing Anti-Racism conference, April 18th 2014, York University.

    ---“Anti-State Resistance on Stolen Land: Expanding Anarchism's Anti-Colonial and Decolonizing Potentials Through Anarcha-Indigenism.” Paper presented at the 2014 North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference, January 17th, 2014 Surrey BC.

    --- "Decolonizing Ourselves and the University: Towards an Anti-Colonial Academic & Activist Practice" paper presented at 2012 MIGS Graduate Student Conference “Indigeneity and the University: Activism, Scholarship and Pedagogy", Nov. 23 2012 at McMaster University.

    --- “Decolonize the Neoliberal University: Imagining Solidarity, Anti-Colonialism and Decolonization” paper presented at the The University of Ours! A Conference on Struggles Within and Beyond the Neoliberal University, April 29, 2012 Toronto, Ontario.

    --- “Toward An Intersection of Feminist Resistance: Anarcha-Feminism, Indigenous Feminism and the Possibilities of Anarcha-Indigenism” paper presented at the 2011 Cultural Studies Undisciplined Conference, October 1st 2011 at Queen’s University.

    --- “Colonialism, Patriarchy and the State: Anarcha-Feminism, Indigenous Feminism and the Possibilities of Anarcha-Indigenism” paper presented at the 2011 Diotima Feminist Philosophers Conference, September 24-25th 2010, University of Western Ontario, London ON Canada.

    ---“Engaging Solidarity: The Olympic Torch Relay and Indigenous Solidarity” paper presented at Activism and the Academy: Struggles Against Hegemony, an interdisciplinary conference at York University Organized by the Graduate Women’s Studies Student Association (GWSSA), April 16, 2010.

    Why FES?

    The interdisciplinary nature of FES allows for a wide range of influence on students work and really permits crafting a project that speaks directly to the students desires and interests.