Max Haiven is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University, located on Anishinaabe lands on the North shore of Gichi-Gami under the Robinson-Superior Treaty (Thunder Bay, Canada). He is co- director of the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL).
He writes articles for both academic and general audiences and is the author of the books Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons (2014), The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (with Alex Khasnabish, 2014) and Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life (2014).
His book, Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization (2018) and Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts (2020) are published by Pluto.
Haiven is editor of VAGABONDS, a series of short, radical books from Pluto Press.
A workshop for the radical imagination, social justice, and decolonization, co-directed by Max Haiven and Cassie Thornton, with a base in Anishinaabe territories on the North Shore of Lake Superior (Thunder Bay, Canada) and activities online and around the world.
A series of radical pamphlets too combative for polite academic company and too thoughtful for the outrage spin cycle. Published by Pluto Press and edited by Max Haiven in print and online.
The world’s first for-profit institution for higher learning that trains the living and the dead to rise up together to avenge the crimes and cruelties of global capitalism. A platform for performance, ritual, and revenge, often operating as an art project, from Cassie Thornton and Max Haiven