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David Sugarman

David Sugarman teaches courses about American literature and intellectual history since 1945. He is especially interested in how postwar literature, philosophy, and political theory reflect the changes taking place in American cities during this period. David received his PhD from New York University’s Department of English in 2019, and is now a professor and adviser […]

Sophie Lewis

Sophie Lewis is the author of Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso, 2019), hailed by Donna Haraway as “the seriously radical cry for full gestational justice that I long for.” Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation (Verso, 2022) is her second book. As a member of the faculty of Brooklyn Institute […]

Zach Fruit

Zach Fruit is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He has an MA from Hunter College in British and American Literature. His current research is focused on nineteenth-century British realism and landscape aesthetics. More broadly, his academic interests include critical and postcolonial theory, environmental humanities, the history of photography, and the […]

Rafael Khachaturian

Rafael Khachaturian received a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University in 2017, and also holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in political theory from The New School. His research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary political thought, critical social theory, democratic theory, and the history of the social sciences. Rafael’s current work explores the […]

Patrick Blanchfield

Patrick Blanchfield is an academic and a journalist. He holds an AB with Honors in Literature from Harvard College and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Emory University. He is also a graduate of the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute’s four-year training program in psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice. Patrick writes about gun violence, trauma, religion, […]

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 […]