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Cynthia Kaufman - Philosophy

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Another world is not only possible, she is on her way, on a quiet day I can hear her breathing. -Arundati Roy

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Cynthia Kaufman

East Cottage 4
By appointment.


Course Syllabi


B.A. Development Studies, U.C. Berkeley, M.A. Ph.D. Philosophy, Unviersity of Massachusetts, Amherst
Cynthia Kaufman is the Director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College where she also teaches Philosophy. She is the author of two books on social change “Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope (Lexington Books 2012) and Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change (South End Press 2003). She is a lifelong social change activist, having worked on issues such as tenants' rights, police abuse, union organizing, international politics, and most recently climate change. She received her PhD and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her B.A. in Development Studies from University of California, Berkeley.
Fall 2017
CRN Course Title
20537 ICS -017.-01S Critical Consciousness and Social Change
24640 ICS -017H-2SH Critical Consciousness and Social Change - HONORS
02306 SOSC-080X-65R Community Based Learning in Social Sciences - Beginning
22571 SOSC-083X-65R Community Based Learning in Social Sciences - Advanced
Summer 2017
No classes found for Summer 2017.

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Last Updated: 6/11/15