Visiting Speakers

Yannis Stavrakakis

Leverhulme Visiting Professor
Faculty Page

Professor Stavrakakis is currently Professor of Political Sciences in the School of Political Sciences at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where he is also directing the research project POPULISMUS: Populist Discourse and Democracy co-financed by Greece and the EU’s European Social Fund.

Hallam Stevens

Assistant Professor of History
Nanyang Technological University

Hallam Stevens' research focuses on the intersection between information technology and biotechnology. His book, Life Out of Sequence: a Data-driven History of Bioinformatics, is an historical and ethnographic account of the changes wrought to biological practice and biological knowledge by the introduction of the computer.

Lisa Stevenson

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
McGill University

Lisa Stevenson is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at McGill University and the editor of Critical Inuit Studies: An Anthology of Contemporary Arctic Ethnography (2006).

Kathleen Stewart

Professor of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin

Professor Kathleen Stewart writes and teaches on affect, the ordinary, the senses, and modes of ethnographic engagement based on curiosity and attachment. Her first book, A Space on the Side of the Road: Cultural Poetics in an `Other' America (Princeton University Press, 1996) portrays a dense and textured layering of sense and form laid down in social use. Ordinary Affects (Duke University Press, 2007) maps the force, or affects, of encounters, desires, bodily states, dream worlds, and modes of attention and distraction in the composition and suffering of present moments lived as immanent events.

Ann Stoler

Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies
New School for Social Research

Ann Laura Stoler is a professor of anthropology and historical studies at the Graduate Faculty of The New School for Social Research in New York City.

Jeff Stout

Professor of Religion
Princeton University

Jeffrey Stout is professor of religion at Princeton University. He is a member of the Department of Religion, and is associated with the departments of Philosophy and Politics and with the Center for the Study of Religion and the Center for Human Values. He joined the Princeton faculty in 1975.

Simon Levis Sullam

Professor of History
University of Venezia

Simon Levis Sullam has taught modern European history and Jewish history at Venice - Ca’ Foscari, Berkeley and Oxford. He holds a PhD in European Social History from Ca’ Foscari and his fields of interest include the history of ideas and culture in Europe between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth century, with a particular focus on nationalisms and fascism; the history of the Jews and of Anti-Semitism; the history of the Holocaust; the history of historiography; questions of historical method.

Ron Suskind

journalist and author

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind has written some of America’s most important works of nonfiction, framing national debates while exploring the complexities of human experience. Ron’s latest work, Life, Animated, A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, chronicles his family’s twenty year struggle with their youngest son’s autism. The book, a journey of the heart, much in the style of his first book, A Hope in the Unseen, takes readers to the core of the most fundamental human issues – love, faith, friendship, brotherhood, what parents can offer their children, and how, in moments of darkness, we literally need stories to survive.