KAREEM ESTEFAN is an art critic, writer, editor, and Ph.D. student in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. He is co-editor of a forthcoming anthology of writings on artist-led protests and cultural boycotts, Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production (OR Books, 2017).
In the last year, the civil rights, feminist, and gay liberation movements of the 60s and 70s have returned as critical models for a present torn asunder by international uprisings and occupations.
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