Asma Abbas - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Asma Abbas

Asma Abbas is Associate Professor of Politics and Philosophy and Emily H. Fisher Faculty Fellow at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science in 2005 from the Pennsylvania State University, her MA in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research, and an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She thinks and work in between politics, aesthetics, poetics, and ethics, and is committed to a post-disciplinarity that can hold together the questions that have been severed from each other—politics from ethics, politics from aesthetics, imperialism from identity, capital from colony, or the feminine from the political. Her ongoing curiosities all find a home in a method of inquiry that conduces to its objects instead of commanding them. She is the author of Liberalism and Human Suffering: Materialist Reflections on Politics, Ethics, and Aesthetics (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), and has written for Hypatia, Theory & Event, Politics & Culture, and Journal of Politics. Her current book project triangulates, love, time, and terror to speak to a politics of the unrequited.