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Natalie Suzelis

Natalie Suzelis holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research synthesizes environmental and economic history with cultural theory in order to investigate capitalist transition from the early modern period to the present. She is a contributing editor of Uneven Earth and her research has been published in Shakespeare Studies, Studies in English Literature, […]

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Geo Maher

Geo Maher is a Philadelphia-based writer, organizer, and educator, who has taught at Vassar College, San Quentin State Prison, and the Venezuelan School of Planning in Caracas. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Global Centre for Advanced Studies (GCAS) and has held visiting positions at the College of William and Mary, NYU’s Hemispheric Institute, […]

Joseph Earl Thomas

Joseph Earl Thomas is a graduate student in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MFA in prose from The University of Notre Dame. The recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright program, the Miami Bookfair, and winner of the Chautauqua Janus Prize for innovative writing, he thinks mostly about Twenty First-Century Literature and […]

Andy Battle

Andy Battle is a historian, editor, and teacher living in New York City. He has a PhD in History from the CUNY Graduate Center, where he specialized in US urban history, particularly the history of New York City, and the history of capitalism. His dissertation, “Runaway: A History of Postwar New York in Four Factories,” […]

Olena Lyubchenko

Olena Lyubchenko is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at York University, Toronto with specialization in Political Theory, Women and Politics, and Comparative Politics.  Her research and teaching focuses on the making and transformation of the Soviet Union, primitive accumulation, capitalist multilinearity, neoliberal restructuring, and financialization of social reproduction as well as struggles around life-making.  Olena is […]

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 […]

Orlando Reade

Orlando Reade has a PhD in English Literature from Princeton, and is a faculty member of Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. He teaches Renaissance poetry, English and American literature, queer theory and the history of sexuality. His writing is often concerned with the ways in which love and desire, in their multiple forms, become fossilized […]

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 […]

Alírio Karina

Alírio Karina has a PhD in History of Consciousness, with designated emphases in Feminist Studies and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, from the University of California, Santa Cruz. A scholar of African and Black social and political thought, their teaching and research engages the fields of feminist studies, museum studies, anthropology, literature, history, political economy, […]

Elizaveta Shneyderman

Elizaveta is an independent curator and researcher working in the fields of contemporary art and media studies. She holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the history and philosophy of media materialities and the techniques which emerge from them, including their influence […]