Faculty

ROBERT HULLOT-KENTOR

ROBERT HULLOT-KENTOR

Chair, MA Critical Theory and the Arts; philosopher

Education: BA, Marlboro College; MA, Goddard College; 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

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

ALHELÍ DE MARÍA ALVARADO-DÍAZ

ALHELÍ DE MARÍA ALVARADO-DÍAZ

Intellectual historian

Education: BA, The John 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 After- lives: 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; “Curing Contradiction in the Age 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,” The Association for Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA; “Clastres, Abensour, Negri and Rancière: A Major Polyphony in Radical Philosophy,” Terceras Jornadas del Archivo General de la Nación, Montevideo, Uruguay

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

ANTONIO Y. VÁZQUEZ-ARROYO

ANTONIO Y. VÁZQUEZ-ARROYO

Political scientist

Education: BA, magna cum laude, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras; 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

JEREMY COHAN

JEREMY COHAN

Graduate Associate, 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

Conference presentations include: “Lukacs’ Abyss,” Institute of Culture and Society, University of Illinois at Chicago; “Foucault’s Detours,” Cultural Studies Association Annual Convention; “Lukacs: Professor or Politician?,” Leftforum Conference; “Why We Should Care about Class,” Economic and Political Sociology Workshop, New York University; “What Marx Really Thought About Class,” Marx and Philosophy Society Annual Conference, Institute of Education, University of London

Awards and honors include: Henry MacCracken Fellowship, New York University; John Billing Fiske Poetry Prize, University of Chicago

NICOLE WITTENBERG

NICOLE WITTENBERG

Artist

Education: BFA, San Francisco Art Institute

One-Person Exhibitions: “The Malingerers,” Freight + Volume Gallery; “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna

Group Exhibitions: “Visionary Painting: curated by alex katz,” Colby College Museum; “The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men,” Cheim Read Gallery; “Mi Casa, Tu Casa,” Johannes Vogt Gallery; “Nice Weather” Skarstedt Gallery

Public Collections: Boston Museum of Fine Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, High Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Awards: John Koch Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters

SEBASTIAN TRAENKLE

SEBASTIAN TRAENKLE

Philosopher; Visiting scholar, Year TBA

Education: MA, Leipzig University; PhD in progress, Free University of Berlin

Academic experience includes: Fellow at the Research Institute for Philosophy, Hannover; Visiting Scholar at the Department of History (Prof. Martin Jay), University of California, Berkeley

Publications include: “Reason and its Detours. The Redemption of Rhetoric in Hans Blumenberg and Theodor W. Adorno.” in: Michael Heidgen, Matthias Koch, Christian Köhler (Eds.), The Permanency of the Provisional. Hans Blumenberg’s Detours, Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink; “Ideology Critique and Metaphorology. Elements of a Philosophical Critique of Language in Adorno and Blumenberg.” in: Philip Hogh, Stefan Deines (Eds.), Language and Critical Theory, Frankfurt a. M. & New York: Campus; “Amor intellectualis diaboli. Horkheimer/ Adorno and Dewey on German Philosophy and Politics, in: Robert Zwarg (Ed.), Resonance. The Dialectic of Enlightenment in America, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (forthcoming). Texts are only available in German.

Awards and honors include: Doctoral Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service, Dissertation Scholarship of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation

FRANCES FOX PIVEN

FRANCES FOX PIVEN

Sociologist, activist; Post-election curricular advisor

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 will be returning to CTA this year to discuss contemporary questions of political activism in conjunction with the Serious Times Lecture Series.

APOLLINAIRE SCHERR

APOLLINAIRE SCHERR

Dance critic; Visiting lecturer

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.

MELODY FADER

MELODY FADER

Pianist; CTA Musician-in-Residence, 2017-2018

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 will be performing at concerts throughout the year at CTA.

BRIAN KLOPPENBERG

BRIAN KLOPPENBERG

Psychoanalyst; Fellow, International Psychoanalytic Association

Education: BA, with distinction, Swarthmore College; MFA, The Ohio State University; National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis; Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR

Professional experience includes: former Director, Theodore Reik Clinical Center; former Dean of Training, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis

Other professional experience includes: Modern dance choreographer, performer, teacher; founder, Kloppenberg Dance

Publications include: Psychoanalytic Psychology

CHRISTOPH HESSE

CHRISTOPH HESSE

Media scholar; Visiting scholar, Year TBA

Education: MA, 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)

JOSHUA PINEDA

JOSHUA PINEDA

Graduate Associate, philosopher

Education: BA, with honors, University of Toronto; MA, The New School for Social Research; PhD in progress, The New School for Social Research

Conference presentations include: “On Concepts and the Political: Towards a Marxist Political Theory,” Politics at the Limits of Civil Society: A Political Philosophy Conference, University of Guelph, Ontario; “Class Struggle in the First French Republic?” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Rochester, NY; “Civic Republicanism and Class Struggle: On Politics and Historical Method,” Democracy and the Market: Shifting Balances, Shifting Perspectives, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium; “Marx and Foucault’s Critique of the State,” Villanova University, Philadelphia; “From Rational Theology to Scientific Thought: Sense, the Organism and the Natural World in the Work of Sigmund Freud,” Breaking Out of Subjectivity: Contemporary Challenges in the Study of Religion, Centre for Research on Religion, McGill University, Montreal