Robyn Marasco - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Robyn Marasco

Robyn Marasco is Associate Faculty at BISR and Professor of Political Science at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY.  Her research has focused on the distinctive contributions of critical theory, feminism, and psychoanalysis to the study of politics. Her first book, The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory after Hegel (Columbia UP, 2015), reconstructs the emancipatory project of critical theory around the idea of negative dialectics.  Her articles have appeared in leading journals in the humanities and social sciences, including theAmerican Journal of Political SciencePolitical Theory, PS, Contemporary Political Theory,New German Critiqueboundary2Philosophy & Social Criticism, and Constellations. Professor Marasco was the guest editor of a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly on “The Authoritarian Personality” and guest co-editor, with Banu Bargu, of a special issue of Rethinking Marxism on “The Political Encounter with Louis Althusser”.  She has been a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ and at the Whitney Center for the Humanities at Yale University.  Her current book project, Toward a Political Theory of the Family, pursues a distinctly political interpretation of the family in twentieth-century critical theory.  Professor Marasco is co-editor of Polity, Journal of Political Science.