Academic Activism is about using the tools of the academy—theory, critical inquiry, data gathering and observation—to fuel and inspire greater public conversation and action. This scholarly identity considers both the state of things as it currently exists and what we envision as our collective futures. Rather than operating within motivation silos, the Academic Activist engages the activist urge to question the system and seek change for the better, the benefits of systematic academic inquiry and how both can inform each other for the better. The Academic Activist is seduced neither by the idea of complete objectivity nor the supremacy of one perspective, but is instead aware that knowledge is situated in many experiences and that truth exists where those experiences converge. The Academic Activist knows that new ideas and innovative approaches to problem solving originate beyond the tower of academia as well as within it. The Academic Activist is of the world and for the world, operating as a truth seeker and truth speaker inspired by theory.