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James Redfield

James Adam Redfield is assistant professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. He writes mainly on rabbinic literature, with a focus on rabbinic ethnography, travel narratives, and storytelling more broadly. His monograph, Adventures of Rabbah & Friends: The Talmud’s Strange Tales and their Afterlife is forthcoming with Brown University Press, as […]

Erin Petrella

Erin Petrella received her PhD in Classics from Columbia University, where she currently teaches Latin. Her research focuses on the history and development of botanical Latin, the scientific ideal of universal intelligibility, and textual authenticity. She has a prior MLS in Rare Books Librarianship and has worked for several years with Columbia’s Justice-in-Education program.

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 […]

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 […]

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith is a faculty member of Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and Assistant Professor at the School of Information at Pratt Institute, where she teaches in the Information Experience Design Program. Her primary research is focused on understanding the relationship between digital technologies and the environment, which includes work in sustainability, animal-computer interaction, and […]

Kade Doyle Griffiths

Danyal Kade Doyle Griffiths Dingani is a cultural anthropologist specializing in Southern Africa, gender, work, labor, strikes, medical anthropology, HIV/AIDS, social reproduction theory, Marxist theorization of the family, and queer/trans Marxism. He is an editor of Spectre Journal and has also written for The Nation, Viewpoint Magazine, In These Times, Anthropology Today, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative […]

R.H. Lossin

R.H. Lossin is a postdoctoral fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. She writes about labor, technology, contemporary art, and American radicalism. Her work has appeared in the New Left Review, Salvage, The Nation, Boston Review, Jacobin, Art Agenda, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and the New […]

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 […]