bell hooks was an author, feminist, and activist, whose writing is at the juncture of race, class, and gender. A figurehead of intersectionality, she has authored numerous feminist classics and the bell hooks institute was founded in her name.
Ervin is an writer and activist who wrote the first book on Black anarchism, changing Black political activism in the US forever. A former member of SNCC and the Black Panther Party, he was introduced to anarchism whilst in prison in the 1970s.
Suhaiymah is a poet and activist. Her work interrogates the political purpose of narratives about Muslims, gender and violence. She rejects the global capitalist system, and ascribes to a radical politic of hope also known as submission to Allah.
Lola Olufemi is a feminist writer and organiser. She runs workshops on feminism and political organising in schools and local communities. Seeing feminism as a transformative political project, her activism continually breaks boundaries.
Cedric J. Robinson is one of the doyens of Black Studies and a pioneer in study of the Black Radical Tradition. His works have been essential texts, deconstructing racial capitalism and inspiring insurgent movements from Ferguson to the West Bank.
Dan Hicks is Curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum. His mission is to address the restitution of African cultural heritage from Euro-American collections, focusing on the place of ideas of cultural whiteness in ongoing histories of colonial violence.
Tithi Bhattacharya is a Marxist historian and activist, writing extensively on gender and the politics of Islamophobia. She has been active in movements for social justice throughout her life, spearheading campaigns across three continents.
Emily Kenway writes about crucial forces shaping our lives and communities, drawing on a decade-long career working in social justice, from campaigning for living wages to tackling worker exploitation.
Sakine Cansiz was a Kurdish revolutionary, who was a leading member of the PKK, present at its first congress of 1978. She was imprisoned between 1980 and 1991. A close associate of Abdullah Öcalan, she was murdered in Paris in 2013.
Mario Mieli was a leading figure in the Italian gay movement of the 1970s, respected as one of the movement's most profound intellectuals. He committed suicide in 1983 at the age of 30.
Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history and has profoundly shaped contemporary understanding of American politics. An ally of anarcho-syndicalists the world over, he writes on linguistics, history and politics.