Meera Santhanam



COVID-19 and the Case for Prison Abolition

The fundamental connections between racism and incarceration, revealed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, mean that it’s time to rethink the U.S. prison system.


July 29, 2020

Rethinking the Riots

In response to the George Floyd protests, we need to focus our energies on speaking out against police brutality and racial violence instead of condemning the destruction of property and specific forms of protests that have occurred.


June 4, 2020

Anything But Shrewish: Female Improv Group Reimagines Shakespeare

The Shrews brought the Bard into the 21st century with a feminist twist.


October 17, 2018

Hasty Calculations: Reclaiming Math

Women are discouraged from pursuing math, but we can start reversing this through our words.


May 10, 2018

UChicago is Safe...From What?

We need to push back on UChicago's rhetoric of safety and the narrative it builds of the South Side.


April 12, 2018

You Aren't "Pretty Sure." You Know.

Women often preface thoughts with qualifiers, undermining themselves.


March 1, 2018

In Defense of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a day of love. What's there to protest?


February 14, 2018

Composer György Ligeti Celebrated in Incandescent Performances

Hungarian percussion group, Amarinda, and Chicago-based ensemble, Eighth Blackbird, captivate the audience with their perfectly orchestrated dissonance.


February 5, 2018

The School of Life

Academic success often has more to do with your financial resources than your ability.


January 25, 2018

The Hidden Hierarchy of Adjectives

Prefacing gender neutral titles with "female" perpetuates the notion that these roles are mostly just for men.


December 2, 2017