Department Chair, Philosopher
Education: PhD, University of Massachusetts
Books include: Author, Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays on Theodor W. Adorno; Ice Flow: Essay and Commentary on David Salle; Terra Infirma: The House that Mowry Baden Built; editor, T.W. Adorno, Current of Music: Elements of a Radio Theory; editor, translator, T.W. Adorno, Philosophy of New Music; Aesthetic Theory; Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic; Entrevistas con Robert Hullot-Kentor, edited by Fabio Akcelrud Durão
Awards and honors include: DAAD; Orion Visiting Artist, University of Victoria; J. Paul Getty Resident Scholar; J. Paul Getty External Scholar; Mellon Faculty Fellow, Harvard University; Mellon Faculty Fellow, University Professors Program, Boston University
Teaching: Has taught at Boston University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Harvard and Stanford Universities
Education: PhD, The New School for Social Research
Awards and honors include: Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, The New School; Research Fellowship, Scandinavia Foundation; Research Fellowship, Finnish Concordia Fund
Research interests: 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy, aesthetics, art history, design and visual culture, comparative thought, theories of the body, philosophy of dance, intersectionality, and pedagogy
Teaching: Has taught at Eugene Lang College, St. Francis College, The New School for Social Research, University of Helsinki, Parsons School of Design
Education: PhD, Harvard University
Publications include: The Long Front of Culture: The Independent Group and Exhibition Design (forthcoming book project); Co-editor, Artists Design Exhibitions, OCTOBER 150; “Tacita Dean: Buon Fresco,” caa.reviews, Artists’ Books section [Link: Buon Fresco]; “‘What is happening’: Notes on the Scenographic Impulse in Modern and Contemporary Art,” in Arnold Aronson, ed., Routledge Companion to Scenography; “The Hamilton Variations,” in Reaper: Richard Hamilton and Sigfried Giedion; “Rooms: Richard Hamilton and Postmodernism,” OCTOBER 159
Teaching: Has taught at Sarah Lawrence
Education: PhD, Panthéon-Sorbonne University
Publications include: co-editor, À la frontière des arts, Paris, Mimésis, 2018; author, Le bateau de Thésée, altérités des arts contemporains, Paris, Klincsieck (forthcoming); co-author, Retour de l’objet: retour de l’ontologie?, Paris, Mimésis (forthcoming)
Awards and honors include: French Ministry of Higher Education and Research MA Research Award; French Minsitry of Higher Education Award
Teaching: Has taught at University of Strasbourg, University of Lille, École Professionnelle Supérieure d’Art Dramatique, Lille
ALHELÍ DE MARÍA ALVARADO-DÍAZ
Education: PhD, Columbia University
Professional experience includes: Founder, organizer, Theory and Practice: Political Philosophy, Radical Politics and Social Resistance (postdoctoral research and writing group), Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University; creator, Shooting the Core: Reinterpreting Political Theory through Film, Documentary and Reportage, Columbia University
Conference presentations include: “Rosa’s Afterlives: Revolutionary Legacies in Theory and Practice,” Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung; “Castrating Mothers, Insubordinate Daughters: A Feminist Reading of Peter Mullan’s The Magdalene Sisters,” Seventh Global Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Network, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Fellowships and awards include: Provost’s Hybrid Learning Grant, Heyman Center Postdoctoral Working Series Grant, Columbia University; Postdoctoral Lecture- ship in Contemporary Civilization, Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Columbia University; Sciences Po-Paris Doctoral Exchange Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa Fellow
Teaching: Has taught at Columbia University
ANTONIO Y. VÁZQUEZ-ARROYO
Education: PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Conference presentations include: “Power, Freedom, and Political Forms,” Freedom and Democracy in an Imperial Context: Dialogues with James Tully, University of Victoria; “Unseen Catastrophes: Capital- ism and Colonialism as Non-Events,” Political Theory Seminar, The New School for Social Research; “The Dialectic of Catastrophe and the ‘Catastrophization’ of the Political” (Spanish), Rutas de Poder, Universi- dad de los Andes
Books include: Author, Political Responsibility: Responding to Predicaments of Power
Publications include: Telos, Political Theory, Theory & Event, Polity, New Political Science, Radical Philosophy, Antropolítica
Teaching: Has taught at University of Minnesota, Rutgers University
On leave, 2018-2019.
Education: MA; PhD in progress, New York University
Professional experience includes: President, Society for Psychoanalytic Inquiry; Organizer and Chair, Class, Politics, and Society Conference at New York University; Organizer and Chair, Analytic Social Psychology Workshop; American Sociological Association
Conference presentations include: Has presented on neoliberalism, the authoritarian personality, teacher strikes, and the social theory of André Gorz, Wilhelm Reich, Adorno, Lukács, Marx, and Foucault for the International Sociological Association, the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School for Social Research, the Reblaw Conference at Yale University, the Social Theory Workshop at the University of Chicago, the Economic and Political Sociology Workshop at New York University, the Leftforum, the Cultural Studies Association, the Marx and Philosophy Society, the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society
Awards and honors include: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, New York University; Henry MacCracken Fellowship, New York University; Resident Scholar, Home School 3 Art Space; John Billing Fiske Poetry Prize, University of Chicago
Teaching: Has taught at New York University
Projects: Currently working on a co-written manuscript on the politics of neoliberalism for Verso, and a book on the teacher movement against the new austerity
FRANCES FOX PIVEN
Frances Fox Piven has been among the most incisive, humane and engaged voices on the left for decades in the struggle for voter rights, welfare rights, working people’s rights, and social reform. She is the co-founder of the National Welfare Rights Organization and the author of Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America, The War at Home, and Labor Parties in Postindustrial Societies. Her many other books include Poor People’s Movements, Regulating the Poor, The Breaking of the American Social Compact, Why Americans Don’t Vote, and Why Americans Still Don’t Vote, co-authored with Richard Cloward.
Frances Fox Piven is the department’s post-election curriculum advisor in 2018-2019.
Apollinaire Scherr has written on the performing arts in New York City for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Village Voice, The Atlantic and Fjord Review, and is a frequent contributor of dance criticism to the Financial Times.
Apollinaire Scherr will be lecturing on the performing arts, hosting visiting critics and choreographers, and organizing theater and performance works for the students to attend throughout the year at CTA.
Apollinaire Scherr is a visiting lecturer in 2018-2019.
Melody Fader is a soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist, and freelance artist in New York City. Miss Fader has performed in such New York venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and the Joyce. Her musical studies have led her to performances internationally in Chile, Belgium, England, Spain, Canada, Israel and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Miss Fader is the artistic director of and performer on “Melody and Company Chamber Series” which has recently won grants from the Queens Council on the Arts as well as the Puffin Foundation. She is a resident musician with the New Chamber Ballet, which performs regularly at New York’s City Center. Miss Fader has been a prizewinner at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and the Aspen Concerto Competition, leading to solo appearances as well as chamber music performances throughout the U.S.
Melody Fader is the CTA Musician-in-Residence in 2018-2019.
Christina Condak holds degrees from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union. Born in Manhattan, she lives in Vienna and teaches architectural design at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has been a visiting design professor at Cornell University and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais. Condak shares an architecture practice, NURARCHITEKTUR, i.e. simply architecture, with Peter Leeb in Vienna. nurarchitektur.com
Visiting Scholar, 2019-2020.
Education: PhD, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
Professional experience includes: Research Associate at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies of the Free University of Berlin; Editorial board of the Journal for Critical Social Theory and Philosophy, Berlin—Boston, MA: De Gruyter
Academic research includes: Edition of the Correspondence Between Hermann Borchardt and George Grosz, Free University of Berlin, Germany (funded by the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture); German-Speaking Film Emigrés in Soviet Exile in the 1930s-40s, Free University of Berlin, Germany (funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)); Edition of Letters to Bertolt Brecht in Exile, 1933–1949, Free University of Berlin, Germany (funded by the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture)
Visiting Scholar, 2019-2020.