Violence, Revolution, and Memory

Remembering the Boston Massacre

Violence, Revolution, and Memory Boston Massacre

In remembrance of the violence perpetrated at the Boston Massacre, we ask ourselves the Essential Question: “What is my ultimate recourse if I am silenced or marginalized?” Join Revolutionary Spaces President and CEO Nat Sheidley and esteemed experts Dr. Mneesha Gellman and Peter Krause as we examine political violence on a global scale, the cost of revolution, and the memory of massacres.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Institute.


Friday, March 4, 2022

Admission is free.


About the Participants

Mneesha Gellman is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College. Her research interests include comparative democratization, memory politics, and social movements in the Global South and the United States. She is the author of Democratization and Memories of Violence: Ethnic Minority Rights Movements in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador (2017), and the forthcoming Indigenous Language Politics in the Schoolroom: Culturecide and Resistance in Mexico and the United States (2023). She is the founder of the Emerson Prison Initiative, and serves as an expert witness in asylum hearings in US immigration court.

Peter Krause is Associate Professor of political science at Boston College and Research Affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program. He is the author of Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win (Cornell University Press, 2017) and co-editor of Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics (Oxford University Press, 2018), and Stories from the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science (Columbia University Press, 2020). More at