Core Faculty Archives - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Lygia Sabbag Fares

Lygia Sabbag Fares a member of the Core Faculty at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She possesses a PhD in Economics with a focus on development economics, labor economics and gender from the University of Campinas in Brazil. She has served as Director of the Department of “Alternative Income” at the Secretary of Women for […]

Nara Roberta Silva

Nara Roberta Silva earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. Her research and teaching focus on the areas of social movements, global Marxism, post/anti-colonialism, and the links between classical and contemporary sociological theory to illuminate issues on race, class, and gender in the making of subjectivity […]

Abby Kluchin

Abby Kluchin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Ursinus College, where she also coordinates the Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies program and co-directs the Teaching Learning Institute. Abby holds a Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. in philosophy of religion from Columbia University and a B.A. with High Honors from Swarthmore College. She has previously […]

Michael Stevenson

Michael Stevenson received his BA in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in philosophy from Columbia University, having begun his post-graduate study at Cornell University. He has taught at Columbia University as a Core Lecturer, and at Barnard College and Hunter College, City University of New York. He specializes in the German […]

Suzanne Schneider

Suzanne Schneider is Deputy Director and Core Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, specializing in political theory and history of the modern Middle East. She is the author of Mandatory Separation: Religion, Education, and Mass Politics in Palestine, and her writing has appeared in Mother Jones, The Washington Post, and Foreign Policy, among other outlets. Her most recent book, The Apocalypse […]

Christine Smallwood

Christine Smallwood holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her reviews and essays have been published in The New Yorker, Bookforum, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and Harper’s Magazine. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, n+1, and Vice. 

Maeve Adams

Maeve Adams is an Assistant Professor of nineteenth-century literature at Manhattan College and has taught at New York University and Yale University in addition to the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Maeve holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in English Literature from New York University and a M.A. in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent […]

Ajay Singh Chaudhary

Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a core faculty member specializing in social and political theory. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. His research focuses on social and political theory, Frankfurt School critical theory, political economy, political ecology, media, religion, and post-colonial studies. He […]

Rebecca Ariel Porte

Rebecca Ariel Porte (Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is a member of the Core Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, where she teaches a spectrum of courses in literature, philosophy, and theory across centuries, cultures, and canons. She is currently at work on a book about paradise, Arcadia, and the Golden Age.