Research support for faculty members engaged in collaborative projects with grassroots organizations in Austin.
Robert Jensen is Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center and Third Coast Workers for Cooperation.
DDCE/SJI Supported Projects:
5604 Manor: Provides community space for the Workers Defense Project and Cooperation Texas.
“Race Talk”: Project of the “Welcome Table” at St. James Episcopal church organizes dialogues on race and inequality. With support from DDCE/SJI, Dr. Jensen has invited national thinkers to address Austin community members.
Jensen is the author of All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, (Soft Skull Press, 2009); Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007); The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang, 2002). Jensen is also co-producer of the documentary film “Abe Osheroff: One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing,” which chronicles the life and philosophy of the longtime radical activist. Information about the film, distributed by the Media Education Foundation, and an extended interview Jensen conducted with Osheroff can be found at http://thirdcoastactivist.org/osheroff.html.