International Network of Scholar Activists
INoSA is network of teachers and scholars from many disciplines committed to advancing social movements and radical democracy—both within and outside academia. It supports scholarship and educational work related to these efforts, especially within the World Social Forum process. (Read more about INoSA)

  • TBA
    • Learn about scholar-activism around local initiatives to implement international human rights principles. Also, discuss possibilities for scholar-activists to help activists and professionals learn more about the threats to internet freedom, privacy and security and how we can resist corporate and government control of the means of communication.
Contact: Inosa [at]


Recent Activities
  • Left Forum 2017
    • Technology and Revolution: Scholar Activists and the Defense of the Knowledge Commons

      • Panelists: Alfredo Lopez, May First/People Link, Manisha Desai, International Network of Scholar Activists, University of Connecticut and Leadership Committee member, May First/People Link; Melanie Bush, International Network of Scholar Activists, Adelphi University, and Leadership Committee member, May First/People Link; Jackie Smith, International Network of Scholar Activists, University of Pittsburgh, and National Human Rights Cities Alliance.
    • Strategies for Advancing the Human Rights Movement in Your Community

      • Panelists: Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, US Human Rights Network; Noel Didla Jackson Human Rights Institute & National Human Rights Cities Alliance Steering Committee; Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana Washington DC Human Rights City Steering Committee & National Human Rights Cities Alliance Steering Committee; Sheila Katzman NYC4CEDAW; Carl Redwood: Hill District Consensus Group, Black Liberation Unity Committee, Pittsburgh Black Left Movement
    • Meet-up at Left Forum: Contact inosa [at]
  • Left Forum 2016 INoSA Co-sponsored panels on Technology and the Knowledge Commons INoSA teamed up with May First/People Link for two exciting panels on themes that are crucial to the work of scholars and teachers. Leading technology and knowledge commons experts from around the world shared their insights on the challenges and on the resources for defending the internet as a tool of liberation and for defending and expanding the knowledge commons. (Documentation coming soon).

INoSA is organized into three main working groups/Areas of work

Spring 2015
Summer 2015
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People's Movement Assembly: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Austerity, Precarity, & Graduate Student Workers

Teaching Resources


  • INoSA Members will meet up at the [TBA]