About Me

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way, on a quiet day I can hear her breathing. -Arundati Roy

Cynthia Kaufman is the Director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College where she also teaches Philosophy. She is the author of two books on social change “Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope (Lexington Books 2012) and Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change (South End Press 2003). She is a lifelong social change activist, having worked on issues such as tenants' rights, police abuse, union organizing, international politics, and most recently climate change. She received her PhD and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her B.A. in Development Studies from University of California, Berkeley.

Classes I Teach

Summer 2020

CRNCourseSec.Title
12531SOSC 80X61ZCommunity Based Learning in Social Sciences - Historical
12810SOSC 83Z61ZCommunity Based Learning in Social Sciences - Sociological

Spring 2020

CRNCourseSec.Title
46128SOSC 80W1SZCommunity Based Learning in Social Sciences - Historical
45830SOSC 80Z1SZCommunity Based Learning in Social Sciences - Historical
46129SOSC 82X1SZCommunity Based Learning in Social Sciences - Philosophical
45832SOSC 82Z1SZCommunity Based Learning in Social Sciences - Philosophical
46701SOSC 83X1SZCommunity Based Learning in Social Sciences - Sociological
46130SOSC 83Z1SZCommunity Based Learning in Social Sciences - Sociological

Faculty Info

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Cynthia Kaufman
FULL-TIME FACULTY

Philosophy

kaufmancynthia@deanza.edu

408.864.8739

East Cottage 4

Education

  • B.A. Development Studies, U.C. Berkeley
  • M.A. Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Office Hours

Spring 2018

By appointment.

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