Visiting Speakers

Nancy Hirschmann

Professor of Political Science; Director, Program on Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; Director, Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women
University of Pennsylvania

Professor Hirschmann works in the history of political thought, analytical philosophy, feminist theory, and the intersection of political theory and public policy. She is a former Vice-President of the American Political Science Association and is currently the Director of the Program on Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women.

Norm Hirschy

Senior Editor in the Academic and Trade Division, Oxford University Press
Oxford University

Norm Hirschy is Senior Editor in the Academic and Trade Division of Oxford University Press, where he publishes books on music, film, and dance, as well as cultural biography. His titles have been reviewed in national and international media and have received such distinguished awards as the ASCAP Deems Taylor award, the AMS Philip Brett Award, the CORD Outstanding Publication Award, the SDHS de la Torre Bueno Prize, and the George Freedley Memorial Award. Working in the book industry since 1993, Norm served as a book translator, book clerk, and library associate before joining OUP in 2004.

James J. Hodge

Assistant Professor, Department of English and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

James J. Hodge (Ph.D. University of Chicago) is Assistant Professor in the department of English and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. He specializes in digital media aesthetics at the crossroads of cinema, art history, and literary studies, especially experimental media art genres such as new media art, avant-garde film, and electronic literature. Focusing also on media and critical theory he has special interests in phenomenology and psychoanalysis (object relations). Above all, he is devoted to the question of how artistic forms reflect the incoherence of lived experience. His book project, Animate Opacity: Digital Media and the Aesthetics of History argues that animation in new media art plays a newly significant role in the expression of historical temporality in the digital age. His recent research concerns the impersonality of contemporary media with regard to new networked genres such as the animated .gif.

Dan Hoyle

Actor, Playwright, and Writer

Dan Hoyle is an actor and playwright based in New York City. His brand of journalistic theater has been hailed as "riveting, funny and poignant" (New York Times) and "hilarious, moving and very necessary" (Salon). His solo shows, including the most recent, EACH AND EVERY THING, and previously THE REAL AMERICANS, TINGS DEY HAPPEN, FLORIDA 2004: THE BIG BUMMER, and CIRCUMNAVIGATOR--all created and premiered at The Marsh Theater in his native San Francisco--have had more than 800 performances around the country and overseas including Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Culture Project, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Rep, Painted Bride in Philadelphia, The Lensic in Santa Fe, The Park in Calcutta, India, a U.S. State Department-sponsored five city tour of Nigeria and many universities including Columbia, Stanford, USC, and NYU.

Linda Hughes

Addie Levy Professor of Literature
Texas Christian University

Linda’s research and teaching in nineteenth-century British studies embraces all genres and a variety of approaches, but she is especially interested in historical media studies (illustrated poetry, periodicals, publishing history, serial fiction); gender and women’s studies; and, increasingly, inter- or transnationality.

Miyako Inoue

Associate Professor
Stanford University

Miyako Inoue teaches linguistic anthropology and the anthropology of Japan. She also has a courtesy appointment with the Department of Linguistics.

Turkuler Isiksel

James P. Shenton Assistant Professor of the Core Curriculum
Columbia University

Turkuler Isiksel (Ph.D., Yale) works in contemporary political theory and is particularly interested in political institutions beyond the nation-state.

Kajri Jain

Associate Professor of Indian Visual Culture and Contemporary Art
University of Toronto, Mississauga

Kajri Jain teaches in the Department of Visual and the Graduate Department of Art at the University of Toronto. Her research is on popular image-cultures in India, with a focus on the interface between religion, visual culture and vernacular business cultures. She is the author of Gods in the Bazaar: The Economies of Indian Calendar Art (Duke University Press, 2007).