B.A. Philosophy & Political Science, Valparaiso University, 1998 J.D., Indiana University School of Law, 2001 LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2004
Amin Husain’s interests focus on resistance and liberation, movement generated theory and practice. His research and teaching interests span debt and financialization, globalization and political economy, social movements and cultures of resistance, race, class and ethnicity in the media, and postcolonial theory. He is a founding member of Global Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.), direct action wing of Gulf Labor Coalition; a member of Gulf Labor Coalition, a self-organized group of artists, writers, architects, curators, and other cultural workers trying to ensure worker’s rights are protected when art, labor and global capital intersect; a founding member and managing editor of Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy, a printed theory and strategy magazine of the Occupy movement; a founding member of MTL, a collective that combines aesthetics, research and organizing in its practice; and founding member of NYC Solidarity with Palestine.
Teaching and Research Interests
movement generated theory; pedagogy of the un-oppressed; organizing the multitude; the relationship between aesthetics, research, and action in the practice of freedom; video, photography, multimedia, and film