Staff Archives - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Elliot Yokum

Elliot Yokum is a Brooklyn-based sound designer and composer in addition to working as an A/V technician at BISR. They have an MFA in Sound Design from the CalArts School of Theater and a BFA in Music Composition from Carnegie Mellon University. For more information on their artistic practice, please visit

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 […]

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 […]

Danielle Drori

Danielle Drori received her M.A. in Comparative Literature from Tel Aviv University and her Ph.D. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University. She has taught courses on literary theory, modern Jewish literatures, nationalism and gender at the University of Oxford, New York University, and the City College of New York. Her writing has […]

Theodra Bane

Philadelphia Coordinator Theodra Bane holds a Philosophy PhD from Villanova University and an MA in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research. Her current research focuses on expanding her dissertation project entitled A Question of Rights:Settler Colonialism, Racialization, and the Political Economy of Liberalism. Dr. Bane also works in the intersections of racialization, gender, and struggles for liberation.

Mark DeLucas

Mark DeLucas has worked variously in magazine publishing, museum administration and corporate finance. He is the co-founder and -manager of Big Irv’s, an art collective and event space located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Interests include literature and political and cultural history.

Jeffrey Escoffier

Jeffrey Escoffier writes on the history of sexuality, LGBT history and public health. He is also the author a short biography of John Maynard Keynes and editor of a book on the work of choreographer Mark Morris. From 1980 to 1988, he was the executive editor of Socialist Review (Berkeley) and from 1988 to 1992 served […]

Angela Roskop Erisman

Angela Roskop Erisman holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, an M.A. in Semitics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. in English Literature from Lawrence University. Her professional activities straddle the worlds of academia and publishing. Her research and writing focuses on the literary formation of the […]

Audrey Nicolaides

Audrey Nicolaides is a Chicago-based critical theorist and union organizer committed to public facing scholarship. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Northwestern University where she specializes in political theory and international relations. Her current research project “Progressive Internationalism and the Philosophy of History” probes the history and theoretical infrastructure of nineteenth […]

Kali Handelman

Kali Handelman is an editor and writing coach based in London, where she moved after sixteen years working in academia and the arts in New York City. She has an MA in religious studies from Columbia University, and a BA in cultural and media studies from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, […]