Student Profiles

Activist Graduate School students are intellectually curious, socially committed, creative activists. They are international — half are based outside of the United States — and multi-generational with diverse educational backgrounds. Watch four students of the Activist Graduate School explain the impact of our school.


Austin D.

More than anything else, I enjoyed the class structure. I liked the way Micah and Chiara taught.

Emily G.

It was different than a normal academic setting because you’re talking to people, who have experience in the real world, about applying theory in real world situations. We talked about a lot of case studies and looked at theory simultaneously.

Danielle D.

I enjoyed being able to connect with other students that felt similarly to the way I did because most of the activists in this class I hadn’t met before, and I think the fact that it exists brought us all together.

Ella M.

I used to think that there was a very specific set of rules that activists had to follow. I don’t really think that anymore. In fact, I think that following this set of rules is the very ineffective thing. This class made me want to be more creative, and innovative, and radical.

The Demographics of Activist Graduate School Students

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Samples of the seminar and symposium