Charis FM Boke

  • Lecturer

  • Research Associate

From Professor Boke
I am informed, in teaching and in life, by my long-term commitment to building socially and environmentally just relations. In that mode, I teach as an "act of radical love," to borrow bell hooks' excellent phrase. I seek to guide students toward their own truest life-path through intellectual engagement and direct experience together. The broad goal of my work in and out of learning spaces is to provide people not only with historical and cultural frameworks to understand situations or places, but also with the relevant tools, experiences, and relationships to engage more deeply with the world we live in and all its challenges. I have deep roots in community organizing and activism, and see my work as a mode of discovery not just about what our world contains, but about how to make it better. 

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  • Ph.D. Cornell University (Anthropology)
  • M.A. University of Chicago (Social Sciences)
  • B.A. Mills College (English)

Selected Publications