These faculty teach courses related to Critical Theory. Links direct you to profile pages in their home department.
A. Kiarina Kordela
Professor, German and Russian Studies
- Director of the Critical Theory concentration, focuses on philosophy, intellectual history, critical political economy, psychoanalysis, comparative literature, political theory, film theory, and biopolitics
Assistant Professor, Media and Cultural Studies
- Focuses on film and media theory, documentary and avant-garde cinema, critical theory and cultural studies, film and video production, and critical political economy
Assistant Professor of Political Science
- Comparative politics, African politics, behavioral and development economics, and research methods.
Associate Professor and Chair
- Focuses on 18th-century French literature, Enlightenment political and moral philosophy, colonialism, and critical theory
Visiting Assistant Professor, Hispanic and Latin American Studies
- Focuses on contemporary poetry, critical theory, and continental philosophy
Associate Professor of History and Latin American Studies
- Andes, cultural history, art and architecture, transnationalism, cartography, transhemispheric imaginaries, urban history, colonial narratives and nostalgia, and Amazonia
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(Retired) Margaret W. Harmon Professor, Religious Studies (Emeritus)
- Focuses on Christianity and culture, theory of religion, and on conflict in the context of religious traditions and secularism
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
- current focus: collective and ritual creativity associated with social protest movements in urban Cambodia and Southeast Asia.
Chair of Latin American Studies; Associate Professor, Anthropology
- Cultural anthropology, memory and secrecy, truth and reconciliation, violence and subjectivity, Latin America
Zeynep D. Gürsel
Associate Professor of International Studies, Affiliated faculty of Anthropology & Media and Cultural Studies
- Global media, visual anthropology, ethnographic and documentary film, cultures of knowledge production especially news and journalism, photography, anthropology of the imagination, politics in everyday life, cultures of work.
Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- Works on race, sex, work and nation in the global economy, feminist/queer theories and methodologies, and LGBT studies
Edith M. Kelso Associate Professor, Art History
- Focuses on modern and contemporary art, particularly in Europe and the United States
Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian Studies
- Specializes in: 19th Century Russian literature as history and culture; Dostoevsky; history of Russian medicine in the 19th century; Russian theater, notably Chekhov, Bulgakov and the history of the Moscow Art Theater.
Associate Professor, Media and Cultural Studies
- Is a theorist and practitioner of new media, who has published widely and created interactive installations and projects at museums and galleries around the world.
Adjunct Professor, Philosophy
- Focuses on the philosophy of mind and language in the context of both Western and Indian philosophical traditions
Professor, German and Russian Studies
- Focuses on comparative literature, literary theory, culture from the 18th century to the present, philosophy, and literature written in German by “foreign”-language authors
David Chioni Moore
Associate Professor, International Studies and English
- Literary interactions in the Black Atlantic world, notably Africa, the Caribbean, and African America; post-colonial and/as the post-Soviet; comparative literature; cultural theory; globalization.
Professor of Sociology
- Focuses on world historical-comparative and urban sociology, globalization, sociology of religion, and modes of identities in the Middle East
Professor Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English
- Feminist and literary theories; cultural studies of globalization as it intersects with nationalism, democracy, and imperialism; "minoritized" literatures, with a transnational comparative basis in Western Europe and Asia.
Professor, French and Francophone Studies
- Focuses on 20th-21st-century French and francophone literature and culture; Haitian literature and culture; French and Francophone Cinema; Postcolonial identities; Immigration; Violence in France and the francophone world.