2018-2019 Faculty

ROBERT HULLOT-KENTOR

ROBERT HULLOT-KENTOR

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

KRISTA JOHANSSON

KRISTA JOHANSSON

Philosopher

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

KEVIN LOTERY

KEVIN LOTERY

Art Historian

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

WILFRIED LAFORGE

WILFRIED LAFORGE

Philosopher

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 StrasbourgUniversity of LilleÉcole Professionnelle Supérieure d’Art Dramatique, Lille

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

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

Publications include: Artists on Hanne Darboven (New York: Dia Art Foundation); Sam Lewitt: More Heat Than Light (Walther König Verlag/Galerie Buchholz/Sequence Press); Sam Lewitt: Fluid Employment (Walther König Verlag/Sequence Press)

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

ALHELÍ DE MARÍA ALVARADO-DÍAZ

ALHELÍ DE MARÍA ALVARADO-DÍAZ

Intellectual Historian

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

ANTONIO Y. VÁZQUEZ-ARROYO

Political Scientist

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.

JEREMY COHAN

JEREMY COHAN

Sociologist

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

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.

MELODY FADER

MELODY FADER

Pianist

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

CHRISTINA CONDAK

Architect

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.

CHRISTOPH HESSE

CHRISTOPH HESSE

Media Scholar

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.