About Public Praxis


Of or concerning the people as a whole.


The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized

This site is a collaboration between undergraduate and graduate students and faculty at Yale University. It is a pilot project that seeks to bring the ideas, texts, insights, speakers and debates that are typically restricted to students enrolled in a single class to wider audiences and publics. It is a modest effort to contest the privatized forms of teaching, learning, and knowledge production which organize the contemporary university. In this way, it follows a long tradition of strategies, practices and commitments of popular education that prioritizes public and democratic forms of writing, intellectual exchange and engagement.