What Moves Us: The Lives and Times of the Radical Imagination

An edited collection published jointly between The Radical Imagination Project, Upping the Anti and Fernwood Publishing, October 2017


Cassie Thornton and Max Haiven in conversation

The Australian publication Dancehouse Diary has published a conversation between me and Cassie Thornton, of the Feminist Economics Department. It is part of a really interesting special issue about Money and can be found here: http://www.dancehousediary.com.au/?p=3179

New Radical Imagination Project website

As a co-director (with Alex Khasnabish) of the Radical Imagination Project, I’m pleased to announce the launch of your new website, which has a lot of information on the research and activities we’ve been engaged in, including writing, videos and news.  Eventually, this website will be a platform to share clips of the interviews and…

The Financialization of Education and May Day

Recent radio interviews: Earlier this month, the fabulous podcast The Extraenvironmentalist broadcast a feature-length interview (1h15m) with me about the financialization of universities and of social life more broadly.  The interview can be downloaded or listened to online here: http://www.extraenvironmentalist.com/2013/05/07/episode-59-financialized-education/ For May Day, the amazing folks at Against the Grain interviewed me and some other…

The Radical Imagination

“The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity”, by Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish, published by Zed Books and Fernwood Publishing in July 2014.

“Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance is Resistance and, anyway, Resistance is Futile” appears in Mediations

My article “Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance is Resistance and, anyway, Resistance is Futile” has appeared in a special issue of the journal Mediations: Journal of the Marxist Literary Group on Before and After Neoliberalism, edited by Imre Szeman. The article can be found here: http://www.mediationsjournal.org/articles/finance-depends-on-resistance From the article’s introduction: This essay advances three provocations…

“Convoking the Radical Imagination” article to appear in Cultural Studies – Critical Methodologies

I’m very pleased to announce that an article I coauthored with my research collaborator Dr. Alex Khasnabish is to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Cultural Studies<–>Critical Methodologies.  The article is titled: “Convoking the Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research, Dialogic Methodologies and Scholarly Vocations” UPDATE: This artcle is now available online from SAGE:…

Against the Grain Radio Interview, ESC Reader’s Forum, Platypus Talk

On January 23, 2012, the fabulous KPFA Berkeley radio show Against The Grain broadcast a feature-length interview (1h) with me about the themes and arguments in my article “Are your children old enough to learn about May ’68?: Recalling the radical event, refracting utopia and commoning memory,” published last Spring in Cultural Critique.  Many thanks…

New article in FUSE: “Creativity (Pre-)Occupied”

My article “Creativity (Pre-)Occuppied“, about the struggles around and through creativity in the Occupy Movements, has been published by FUSE Magazine an amazing publication based in Toronto.   The current special in which it appears (35.1) is titled “Forms of Struggle” and features some excellent writing.  Check it out here: http://fusemagazine.org/2011/12/35-1.  On quality newsstands now!


After a whirlwind research trip to New York City and Occupy Wall Street I’m back in Halifax.  Here are a few things I’m doing with/about the Occupations: A talk for the Visual Art Nova Scotia on “Creative Occupations: Art, Creative Labour and the Occupy Movement” on Tuesday, November 29, at 7pm.  Location TBA. An article…