Visiting Speakers

Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

Associate Professor of Anthropology
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Ana Mariella Bacigalupo received her PhD in Anthropology from UCLA and is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Buffalo. She has worked with Mapuche shamans in southern Chile for twenty years. Dr. Bacigalupo’s has published forty eight articles and book chapters and four books.

Alain Badiou

Rene Descartes Chair
European Graduate School

Alain Badiou is a philosopher, playwright, novelist and political activist. He is professor emeritus at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and continues to teach seminars at the Collège International de Philosophie and the European Graduate School.

Bryonn Bain

Poet and Artist in Residence
New York University Gallatin

Bryonn Bain is a prison activist, spoken word poet, hip hop artist, actor, author and educator. Cornel West has described Bryonn as an artist who "…speaks his truth with a power we desperately need to hear."

Moustafa Bayoumi

Professor of English
Brooklyn College, The City University of New York

Moustafa Bayoumi is the author of the critically acclaimed How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin), which won an American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction. The book has also been translated into Arabic by Arab Scientific Publishers.

Seyla Benhabib

Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science & Philosophy
Yale University

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and was Director of the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics (2002-2008).

Johanna Bockman

Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
George Mason University

Johanna Bockman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Affairs at George Mason University. She uses comparative and historical methods, moving beyond studies of nation states to explorations of transnational trends, such as neoliberalism and the non-aligned movement. Her book Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism was published by Stanford University Press. She just completed a translation (with Ariane Fischer) of and a preface to Karl Polanyi's 1922 article "Socialist Accounting."

Sarah Phillips Casteel

Associate Professor of English
Carleton University

Sarah Phillips Casteel is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, where she teaches postcolonial and diaspora literatures. Her research areas include Caribbean literature; intersections between postcolonial and Jewish studies; hemispheric approaches to the literatures of the Americas; and landscape and nature in postcolonial and diaspora writing.

Adriana Cavarero

Professor of Political Philosophy
Università degli studi di Verona

Adriana Cavarero is an Italian philosopher and feminist thinker. She holds the title of Professor of Political Philosophy at the Università degli studi di Verona.