2018-2019 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

KRISTA LAIMI KAROLINA JOHANSSON

KRISTA LAIMI KAROLINA JOHANSSON

Philosopher

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

Publications: Author, “Necessity of Chance and Affirmation of Plurality,” Tiede & Edistys (review of the first Finnish translation of Gilles Deleuze, Nietzsche and Philosophy)

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

Research interests include: 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

JEREMY COHAN

JEREMY COHAN

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

WILFRIED LAFORGE

WILFRIED LAFORGE

Research Associate, Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Education: BA, MA, 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

MELANIE GILLIGAN

MELANIE GILLIGAN

Artist

BA, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design; Whitney Museum of American Art, ISP; Phd in progress, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm; MA equivalence certified by Lund University

Solo exhibitions include: Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim; de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam; Museum De Hallen, Haarle;, Casco, Utrecht; Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Popular Unrest, The Banff Centre, Banff; VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Group exhibitions include: ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal; Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Les Ateliers des Rennes, Rennes; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; British Art Show 8, various UK venues; Fridericianum, Kassel, PS1 MoMA, New York; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Tate Modern, London; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Swiss Institute, New York, USA; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Museo Jumex, Mexico City

Public Collections: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Univeristy of Edinburgh Collection, Edinburgh; De Hallen, Haarlem; Julia Stoschek Collection, Cologne

Publications include: The Common Sense, (upcoming) Sternberg Press; The Market, Documents on Contemporary Art, MIT Press; Josephine Pryde, The Enjoyment of Photography, JRP Ringier; Work, Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT Press; Moving Image, Documents in Contemporary Art, MIT Press; It’s The Political Economy, Stupid, Pluto Press; Intangible Economies, Fillip Editions; Canvases and Careers Today: Criticism and Its Markets, Sternberg Press

Awards and honors include: Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Artists; Max Mara Art Prize for Women (shortlist)

SAM LEWITT

SAM LEWITT

Artist

Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts; Whitney Museum of American Art, ISP

Solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Basel, Basel; Swiss Institute for Contemporary Art, New York; Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Galerie Buchholz, Cologine/Berlin; Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto

Group exhibitions include: Secession, Vienna; Venice Biennale 2017; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco; Fridericianum, Kassel; MUMOK, Vienna; Whitney Biennial 2012

Public collections: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts; Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren; Moderner Kunst Ludwig Stiftung (MUMOK), Vienna Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Artists on Hanne Darboven (New York: Dia Art Foundation)

Publications include: Sam Lewitt: More Heat Than Light, (Walther König Verlag/Galerie Buchholz/Sequence Press), 2016; Sam Lewitt: Fluid Employment (Walther König Verlag/Sequence Press), 2013

Awards and honors include: Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2018, Grants to Artists Award; Spring 2018, Cornell University Tieger Mentor in the Fine Arts

ANTONIO Y. VÁZQUEZ-ARROYO

ANTONIO Y. VÁZQUEZ-ARROYO

Political scientist (on leave 2018-2019)

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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)