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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 […]

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 […]

Kate Doyle Griffiths

Kate Doyle Griffiths 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. They are an editor of Spectre Journal,  and have also written for The Nation, Viewpoint Magazine, In These Times, Anthropology Today, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Literature and […]

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 […]

Liane Carlson

Liane Carlson received her PhD in philosophy of religion at Columbia University in 2015, where she received her M.A. (2010) and M.Phil (2012) after graduating summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University (2007). Previously, she worked at Princeton as the Stewart Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Religion, and at NYU’s Center for Religion and […]

Shimrit Lee

Shimrit Lee received her M.A. in international human rights law from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2012 and her Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from New York University in 2019. An interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersection of visual culture, performance, and critical security studies, Shimrit’s research interests relate to the cultural […]