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Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor is the director of the documentary films What Is Democracy?,  Zizek!, and Examined Life. She has written for The New York TimesThe L.A. TimesThe Bafflern+1 and other outlets. She is the author of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age (2014) and Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone (2019).


Astra Taylor talks with Rutgers faculty union president Todd Wolfson about organizing academic communities in the age of COVID-19.

Astra Taylor Todd Wolfson

The real problem is the political economy of the Internet.

Astra Taylor