2018-2019 Faculty

JEREMY COHAN

JEREMY COHAN

Interim Chair, Sociologist

Education: BA, with honors, University of Chicago; MA, New York University; 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: Talks 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

ALHELÍ DE MARÍA ALVARADO-DÍAZ

ALHELÍ DE MARÍA ALVARADO-DÍAZ

Intellectual Historian

Education:BA, Johns Hopkins University; MA, M.Phil., 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; “Two Gospels of Redemption: Ernesto Guevara and Leonardo Boff in dialogue with Alain Badiou,” Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (LASA), Washington, DC; “Herbert Marcuse, Prophet of Economic Collapse,” Public Intellectuals Conference, Harvard University; “Curing Contradiction in the Ave of Affluence: Marcuse’s Prescriptions for the Liberation of the Self,” Columbia University Libraries; “Keep Calm and Carry On: Marcus Aurelius’ Ancient Cures for Modern Ailments,” Association for Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference, Los Angeles; “Clastres, Abensour, Negri and Rancière: A Major Polyphony in Radical Philosophy,” Terceras Jornasas del Archive General de la Nación, Montevideo

Awards and honors 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

KRISTA JOHANSSON

KRISTA JOHANSSON

Philosopher

Education:BA, MA, University of Helsinki; MA, PhD, The New School

Publications include: “Necessity of Chance and Affirmation of Plurality,” review of the first Finnish Translation of Gilles Deleuze, Nietzsche and Philosophy

Conference presentations include: “Nietzsche, The Enigma of Eternal Recurrence and Dance,” The Nietzsche Circle, New York; “Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil as Music – Misogyny Reconsidered,” Department of Philosophy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

Awards and honors include: Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, The New School; Research Fellowship, Scandinavia Foundation; Research Fellowship, Finnish Concordia Fund

WILFRIED LAFORGE

WILFRIED LAFORGE

Philosopher

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 StrasbourgUniversity of LilleÉcole Professionnelle Supérieure d’Art Dramatique, Lille

KEVIN LOTERY

KEVIN LOTERY

Art Historian

Education: BA, Columbia University; MA, PhD, Harvard University

Publications include: author, The Long Front of Culture: The Independent Study Group and Exhibition Design. Deutsche Guggenheim magazineEnclave Review; Texte Zur Kunst; co-editor, contributor, October 150

ANTONIO Y. VÁZQUEZ-ARROYO

ANTONIO Y. VÁZQUEZ-ARROYO

Political Scientist

On leave, 2018-2019.

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: Capitalism 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

FRANCES FOX PIVEN

FRANCES FOX PIVEN

Sociologist

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

APOLLINAIRE SCHERR

Dance Critic

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.