Institute for the Study of Culture & Society


Welcome to ICS! We are an interdisciplinary research institute that promotes the production and dissemination of original work in traditional disciplines within the humanities, arts, and social sciences; in established interdisciplines; and in newly emerging fields of inquiry. We hope you will join us at one of our lectures, conferences, or seminars/workshops that take place throughout the academic year.

Spring 2015 ICS Lecture Series: Activism and the Imaginary

Rebecca Solnit
February 23, 2015
Workshop - 11:00 - 1:00, 308 BTSU
Lecture - 6:00 - 7:30, Union Theater

San Francisco writer Rebecca Solnit is the author of sixteen books about art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, and memory. They include The Faraway Nearby; Men Explain Things to Me; Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; As Eve Said o the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art; and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, for which Solnit received a Guggenheim fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award. She has worked on climate change, Native American land rights, and antinuclear, human rights, and antiwar issues as an activist and journalist. A contributing editor to Harper's and a frequent contributor to the political site Tomdispatch.com, Solnit has made her living as an independent writer since 1988.