Faculty Archives - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Arti Mehta

Arti Mehta is a Lecturer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., who teaches Humanities courses following an ancient-to-modern arc with a focus on Black Classicism. She earned her PhD in Greek and Latin with a Sanskrit minor in India Studies from Indiana University; her dissertation examined fables from the Greek, Roman, Indic, and French traditions […]

Isi Litke

Isi Litke teaches at the intersection of politics and aesthetics, with particular interests in 20th century avant-garde movements, critical theory, visual studies, and the politics of memory. She is currently working on several writing and curatorial projects related to the sculptor Jacques Jarrige and the architect and filmmaker László Rajk Jr. She holds an MA […]

Lauren K. Wolfe

Lauren K. Wolfe is Associate Faculty and Program Coordinator at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She received her PhD from New York University, her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BA from Grinnell College. Her interests are in 20th and 21st century Austrian and German literature and the practice and […]

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 PhD candidate in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London, where she researches the law and political economy of US sexual violence. Jenny is an attorney and has been a visiting professor at the University of Oregon School of Law; a special education teacher in the Bronx, NY; a Kill Rock […]

Amrita Ghosh

Amrita Ghosh is an Assistant Professor of South Asian literatures and cultural studies at University of Central Florida.  Previously she was 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 […]

Max Ajl

Max Ajl is a Senior Fellow at University of Ghent 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 People’s Green New […]