Visiting Speakers

Kuan-Hsing Chen

National Chiao Tung University

Kuan-Hsing Chen is a professor in the Graduate Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, and also the coordinator of the Center for Asia-Pacific/ Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University.

Thierry Chopin

directeur des études
Fondation Schuman

Thierry Chopin holds a PhD in political science from the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris). He got his Accreditation to supervise research (« Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches », HDR) from Sciences Po.

Louis Chude-Sokei

Professor, Department of English
University of Washington

Louis Chude-Sokei is the Editor-in-Chief for The Black Scholar. He is currently at the University of Washington, Seattle. With a PhD in English from UCLA, he has taught at Bowdoin College in Maine, UC Santa Cruz and has worked with the San Francisco Museum of the African Diaspora as well as other cultural institutions. Academic interests range from West African, Caribbean and American literary and cultural studies, sound, music and theory, to technology, media and performance. 

Uri S. Cohen

Senior Lecturer
Tel Aviv University

  Uri S. Cohen is a Senior Lecturer at Tel Aviv University, where he teaches Hebrew and Italian literature. He served on the faculty of MESAAS at Columbia University 2004-2011 and moved to Tel Aviv through an award from Yad Hanadiv foundation.

Drucilla Cornell

Distinguished Professor
Rutgers University

Professor Cornell has written in the fields of German Idealism and Critical Theory, including contemporary French Philosophy. In the last ten years, her research has focused on feminist theory, race critical theory, and more specifically, on the substantive revolution of South Africa. In 2003, she founded the uBuntu Project, which both researched and advocated for the significance of indigenous ideals and values such as uBuntu in the new dispensation. The project advocated for the reconstitutionalization of uBuntu at the level of the constitutional court. Since that time the court has developed a rich uBuntu jurisprudence. The project works closely with both members of the court and parliament and holds yearly seminars at the University of Pretoria. 

Sohail Daulatzai

Associate Professor
University of California, Irvine

Sohail Daulatzai is Associate Professor in the Departments of Film and Media Studies; African American Studies; and the Program in Global Middle East Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Fifty Years of “The Battle of Algiers”: Past as Prologue; Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America; and co-editor of Born to Use Mics, a literary remix of Nas’s album Illmatic.

Maurice Emerson Decaul

Poet, Essayist, Playwright

Maurice Emerson Decaul, a former Marine, is a poet, essayist, and playwright, whose writing has been featured in the New York Times, The Daily Beast, Sierra Magazine, Epiphany, Callaloo, Narrative, The Common and others. His poems have been translated into French and Arabic and his theatre pieces have been produced at New York City’s Harlem Stage, Poetic License Festival in New York City, Washington DC’s Atlas INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL in 2013 and 2014, l’Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe in Paris, The Paris Banlieues Bleues Festival, The Middelhein Jazz Festival in Antwerp, The Avignon Theatre Festival in France and Détours de Babel, The Grenoble Festival, Grenoble France, Arizona State University Gammage Memorial Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and the Park Avenue Armory in NYC, The Mary L Welch Theatre at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brown University.

Gina Del Tito

Program Coodinator
British Council

Gina Del Tito is the Program Coordinator at the British Council. She received her B.A. from Dickinson College.