Ajay Singh Chaudhary - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Ajay Singh Chaudhary

Executive Director

Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the founding Director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society through the MESAAS department specializing in comparative philosophy, an M.Sc. in Culture and Society from the London School of Economics, an M.A. and M.Phil in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University. His research focuses on comparative philosophy, social and political theory, Iranian and Islamic intellectual history, the Frankfurt School, modern Jewish thought, global thought, religion, social and critical theory, visual/media studies, and post-colonial studies. He has written for the Los Angeles Review of BooksQuartzSocial Text, Dialectical Anthropology, The Jewish Daily Forward, Filmmaker Magazine, 3quarksdaily, and The Huffington Post.