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Nate Christensen and John Warner

The Art of Resistance: Labor, Debt, and G.U.L.F.'s Guggenheim Campaign

[G.U.L.F.'s guerilla projection on the side of New York's Guggenheim Museum. 24 March 2014. Image from G.U.L.F.]

[This interview is the result of a month-long email conversation between the activists of Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.) and Jadaliyya's Arabian Peninsula page editorial team.] Nate Christensen and John Warner (NC and JW): Can you give us a brief introduction to your work as artists and activists and to the political actions of G.U.L.F.? Can you describe how your work with G.U.L.F. fits in with your broader artistic visions? Global Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.): ...

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Nate Christensen and John Warner

John Warner is a Visiting Assitant Professor at NYU's Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology at City University of New York's Graduate Center. His research centers on the commodification of nature and resource politics in Yemen and the Middle East. He is a co-editor of Jadaliyya's Arabian Peninsula page and a founding editor and author of the Findings collective for Anthropology Now, a peer-reviewed journal devoted to public engagement with anthropological knowledge. He is also a member of the Quilting Point film collective.

Nate Christensen received his BA from the University of Georgia and his MA from New York University's Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. He has been active as an organizer in labor, Palestinian solidarity, and anti-war movements. His research interests include social movements, political economy, labor history, and revolution. He is the research associate for Jadaliyya's Arabian Peninsula page.