Visiting Speakers

Natasha Myers

Associate Professor of Anthropology
York University

Natasha Myers is the Director of the Institute for Science and Technology Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at York University.  

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is an acclaimed Korean-American writer and author of the novel Somebody's Daughter. Her next novel, The Evening Hero, on the future of medicine, immigration, North Korea, is forthcoming with Simon & Schuster.  She graduated from Brown University and was a Writer in Residence there, before she began teaching at Columbia University's Writing Division.

Mae M. Ngai

Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies
Columbia University

Mae M. Ngai, Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies, is a U.S. legal and political historian interested in questions of immigration, citizenship, and nationalism.

Dmitri Nikulin

Professor of Philosophy
New School for Social Research

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. His research interests include philosophy and history of science of late antiquity and early modernity (17th century), philosophy of dialogue, philosophy of history and memory.

Carrie Noland

Professor of French and Comparative Literature
University of California, Irvine

Carrie Noland is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.  Her central area of research is modernist poetry and poetics, but she has also published widely on phenomenology, the Frankfurt School, dance and performance studies, and postcolonial theory.

Fintan O’Toole

Author and Literary Editor
The Irish Times

Fintan O’Toole is literary editor of The Irish Times, and has been an op-ed columnist for the paper since 1988. His column on political and social affairs appears every Tuesday and Culture Shock, which is mostly about the arts, runs on Saturdays. He has written over a dozen books, most recently A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, based on his Irish Times series.

Adi Ophir

Professor at The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas
Tel Aviv University

Adi Ophir is a Mellon Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Brown University, director of the Lexicon for Political Theory research project at The Minerva Humanities Center, and professor at The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University.

Anand Pandian

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Johns Hopkins University

Anand Pandian is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His research and writings fall under three general categories: cinema, media, and public culture; nature, ecology, and environment; and theory, method, and writing. He has published widely in these areas and is currently working on an ethnography about affect and cinema, based on fieldwork over the last five years in the Tamil film industry.