Associate Faculty Archives - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Artemy Magun

Artemy Magun is a professor of Democratic Theory, Department of Sociology and Philosophy, The European University at Saint-Petersburg. He is a political theorist and the author of Negative Revolution: On Deconstruction of the Political Subject (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013) and numerous articles in a variety of journals in philosophy and political theory.

Nafis Hasan

Nafis Hasan received his PhD in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology from Tufts University in 2019 and worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar (2019–2021) in David Kaplan’s lab at Tufts’ Department of Biomedical Engineering. He currently works in the labor movement and is an Associate Faculty member at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. His research interests […]

Türkan Pilavci

Türkan Pilavci completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University, specializing in the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East. Her dissertation investigated the cult practices and ritual paraphernalia of Anatolia during the Hittite period, titled “Drinking a God and Sacrificing a Drink: Agency of the Hittite Libation Vessels.” She received her B.A. in Political Science […]

Mark Firmani

Mark Firmani is a JD student at Yale Law School and a PhD candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on private international law, legal theory, and the relationship between law and culture, with a particular interest in law and narrative. His dissertation examines how contemporary Iraqi fiction written in Arabic […]

Jenny Logan

Jenny Logan is a Mphil/Phd student in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London, where she researches intersections of race, sexual violence, and property through the lens of critical legal geography. Jenny is an attorney and has been a visiting professor at the University of Oregon School of Law; a special education teacher in the […]

Amrita Ghosh

Amrita Ghosh is a research fellow at the South Asia Center, (SASNET) Lund university in Sweden, where she works on a project on conflict zones and fault lines in South Asia. Ghosh has a postdoc from Linnaeus University, Sweden, at the Center of Postcolonial Studies, where she worked on emerging literature from Kashmir’s conflict zone […]

Max Ajl

Max Ajl is a postdoctoral fellow at the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen University and an associated researcher at the Tunisian Observatory for Food Sovereignty and the Environment. He is an associate editor at Agrarian South and Journal of Labor and Society, and has written for The Journal of Peasant Studies and the Review of African Political Economy. His book, A […]

Natalie Suzelis

Natalie Suzelis holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research synthesizes environmental and economic history with cultural theory in order to investigate capitalist transition from the early modern period to the present. She is a contributing editor of Uneven Earth and her research has been published in Shakespeare Studies, Studies in English Literature, […]

Geo Maher

Geo Maher is a Philadelphia-based writer, organizer, and educator, who has taught at Vassar College, San Quentin State Prison, and the Venezuelan School of Planning in Caracas. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Global Centre for Advanced Studies (GCAS) and has held visiting positions at the College of William and Mary, NYU’s Hemispheric Institute, […]

Joseph Earl Thomas

Joseph Earl Thomas is a graduate student in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MFA in prose from The University of Notre Dame. The recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright program, the Miami Bookfair, and winner of the Chautauqua Janus Prize for innovative writing, he thinks mostly about Twenty First-Century Literature and […]