People

Co-Directors

 

Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor, Comparative Literature, Maxine Elliot Professor, Comparative Literature; Founder, The Program in Critical Theory, UC Berkeley

Penelope Deutscher, Joan and Sarepta Harrison Professor, Philosophy, and Associate Director of Critical Theory Cluster, Northwestern University

 

International Board

 

Jay Bernstein, Professor of Philosophy, The New School

Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, and Founding Director of the Program in Critical Theory, UC Berkeley

Penelope Deutscher, Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Critical Theory Cluster, Northwestern University

Zeynep Gambetti, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

David Theo Goldberg, Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Anthropology, and Criminology, Law, and Society, UC Irvine

Bernard Harcourt, Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Study of Critical Thought, Columbia University

Axel Honneth, Jack C. Weinstein Professor for the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University; Director of the Institute for Social Research, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; Professor of Social Philosophy, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Martin E. Jay, Ehrman Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

Premesh Lalu, Director of the Centre for Humanities Research, and Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Rosaura Martínez Ruiz, Professor of Philosophy and Letters, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Achille Mbembe, Research Professor in History and Politics, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Vladimir Safatle, Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute of Psychology, and President of the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Humanities, Universidade de São Paolo, Brazil

Ann Stoler, Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, and Founding Director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry, The New School

Hent de Vries, Professor of Humanities and Director of the Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University; Director of the School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University

 

UC Berkeley Committee

 

Dan Blanton, Associate Professor of English, Co-Director of the Program in Critical Theory

Natalia Brizeula, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science

Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor, Department of Comparative Literature and Founding Co-Director of the Program in Critical Theory

Pheng Cheah, Professor of Rhetoric, Chair of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Églantine Colon, Assistant Professor of French

Samera Esmeir, Associate Professor of Rhetoric

Suzanne Guerlac, Professor of French and Co-Director of the Program in Critical Theory

Donna Jones, Associate Professor of English

Zeus Leonardo, Professor, Graduate School of Education

Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English

Robert Kaufmann, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Damon Young, Assistant Professor of French and Film & Media

 

Northwestern University Committee

 

Jorge Coronado, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and Co-

Director of the Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group, Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Penelope Deutscher, Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Critical Theory Cluster

Peter Fenves, Professor and Chair, Department of German, and Graduate Program in German

Literature and Critical Thought, and Associate Director of the Critical Theory Cluster

Marcela A. Fuentes, Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, and Core Faculty in Latin American Studies

Dilip Gaonkar, Professor of Rhetoric and Public Culture; Director, Center for Global Culture and Communication; Director, Center for Transcultural Studies (independent scholarly research network)

Cristina Lafont, Director of the Critical Theory Cluster and Professor of Philosophy

Evan Mwangi, Associate Professor of English, and Core Faculty in Program of African Studies and Program of Comparative Literary Studies

Anna Parkinson, Associate Professor of German, Affiliated Faculty in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Sam Weber, Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities, Director of the Paris Program in Critical Theory

 

South Africa

 

Shireen Hassim, Lecturer, Political Science University of the Witwatersrand

Premesh Lalu, Director of the Centre for Humanities Research, and Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of the Western Cape

Achille Mbembe, Research Professor in History and Politics, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of the Witwatersrand

Sarah Nuttall, Director of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of the Witwatersrand

Edgar Pieterse, Professor of Urban Studies, African Center for Cities, University of Cape Town

Suren Pillay, Associate Professor, Center for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape

 

Latin America

 

Leonor Arfuch, Professor of Cultural Studies, Researcher and Project Director, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Paula Biglieri, Researcher, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), and Co-director of Cátedra Libre Ernesto Laclau of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gisela Catanzaro, Researcher, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Soledad Falabella, Creative Writing and Literacy Projects, Universidad de Chile

Daniel Link, Director of the Program in Contemporary and Comparative Latin American

Studies, Universidad Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), and founding faculty of the Gender and Sexuality Interdisciplinary Center (CIEPOG) and MA Program in Gender and Studies, UNTREF, Argentina

Rosaura Martínez Ruiz, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Pablo Oyarzun, Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics, Universidad de Chile, and Director of Central Research Seminary, Art Institute of the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso,

Chile

Nelly Richard, Professor Emerita, Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales, Chile

Eduardo Sabrovsky, Professor, Instituto Humanidades, Universidad de Diego Portales, Chile

Leticia Sabsay, Assistant Professor of Gender and Contemporary Culture, LSE Gender Institute, London School of Economics, UK

Vladimir Safatle, Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute of Psychology, and President of the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Humanities, Universidade de São Paolo, Brazil

Willy Thayer, Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics, Chair of the Philosophy Department, and Director, graduate concentration in Critical Theory, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Chile

 

Middle East and Balkans

 

Abdul-Rahim Al-Shaikh, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Birzeit University, Palestine

Athena Athanasiou, Associate Professor of Sociology, Panteion University, Greece

Petar Bojanić, Professor and Director, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade University, Serbia

Hoda Elsadda, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Cairo University, and Co-Founder and President of the Board of Trustees, Women and Memory Forum, Egypt

Zeynep Gambetti, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

Ferial Ghazoul, Chair and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, American University of Cairo, Egypt

Rema Hammami, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Birzeit University, Palestine

Sami Khatib, Beirut Institute of Critical Analysis and Research, Lebanon

Seteney Shami, Program Director, MENA and Inter-Asia, Social Science Research Council, New York; Director Genera, Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon

Adriana Zaharijevic, Research Associate, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia

 

East Asia

 

Hiroki Azuma, Co-Director of the Academy of Humanities in the Center for the Study of World Civilizations, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Chun-Yen Chen, Professor of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Shin Chiba, Professor of Politics and International Studies, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

Dai Jinhua, Professor, Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture, Beijing University, China

Hung-chiung Li, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Taiwan University

Zhong Minghua, Dean of the School of Social Science Education, Sun Yat-sen University, China Zhang Xudong, Professor and Chair of East Asian Studies at New York University, and Founding Director of the International Center for Critical Theory (a consortium of Peking University, New York University, University of Tokyo and Eastern China Normal University)

 

Europe

 

Sara Ahmed, Professor Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Étienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair, Department of Philosophy, Kingston University, UK

Rosi Braidotti, Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Robin Celikates, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nikita Dahwan, Professor of Political Theory and Gender Studies, University of Innsbruck; Director of the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Monique David-Ménard, Professor of Human Sciences, Université de Paris VII, France

Mark Devenney, Professor of Political Theory, University of Brighton, UK

Diedrich Diederichsen, Professor of Theory, Practice and Communication of Contemporary Art, and Director of Master Programme in Critical Studies, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria

Estelle Ferrarese, Professor of Philosophy, Université de Picardie-Jules-Verne, France

Krassimira Kruschkova, Director of Dramaturgy, Theory & Media Centre, Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna, Austria

Raffaele Laudani, Associate Professor, Department of History and Cultures, Università di Bologna, and Coordinator for Global Studies and Critical Theory Summer Institute

Catharine Malabou, Professor of Modern European Philosophy Philosophy, Kingston University, UK

Christoph Menke, Professor of Philosophy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany

Julia Ng, Co-Director of the Center for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Shalini Randeria, Rector, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen/ Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna, Austria; Research Director and Professor of Social

Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland

Beatriz Santos, Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies, Université Paris-Diderot, France

Peter Szendy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, and Coordinator Of Erasmus Et Échanges Internationaux, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense, France

Françoise Vergès, Researcher and Global South Chair, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France

Frédéric Worms, Professor of Philosophy, École Normale Supérieure Française, Paris, France

 

United States

 

Amy Allen, Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Penn State University

Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of French and Philosophy, Columbia University

Dilip Gaonkar, Professor of Rhetoric and Public Culture; Director, Center for Global Culture and Communication, Northwestern University; Director, Center for Transcultural Studies (independent scholarly research network) (also serves on Northwestern University Committee)

Robert Gooding-Williams, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University

Suzanne Guerlac, Professor of French and Co-Director of the Program in Critical Theory, UC Berkeley (also serves on UC Berkeley committee)

Peter Fenves, Professor and Chair, Department of German, and Graduate Program in German Literature and Critical Thought, and Associate Director of the Critical Theory Cluster, Northwestern University (also serves on Northwestern University Committee)

Eduardo Mendietta, Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University

Paul North, Professor of Germanic Language and Literature, Yale University

Juan Obarrio, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Parker, Professor of French and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, Rutgers University

Enzo Traverso, Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities, Cornell University

Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers-Newark; Antropolí­tica, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá.