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Lisa Disch is Professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan where she teaches courses in contemporary democratic theory and feminist thought. Her most recent book is The Tyranny of the Two-Party System (Columbia, 2002). She can be reached

Kennan Ferguson teaches political theory at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is the author of The Politics of Judgment (1999) William James: Politics in the Pluriverse (2008), and All in the Family: On Community and Incommensurability (forthcoming).

Teena Gabrielson is an Assistant Professor teaching political theory in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wyoming. Her primary areas of research are American political thought and environmental political theory. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Citizenship Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Theory and Event and others. She is currently working on an essay on green citizenship and can be reached at

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. Her book Unspeakable Violence: Narratives of Mourning, Citizenship and Loss in Chicana/o, and U.S./ México National Imaginaries, is forthcoming from Duke University

Wendy C. Hamblet is a Canadian philosopher, alumna of Brock University, Canada and Penn State University, USA. She is a specialist in genocide studies, Holocaust, and the phenomenology of violence. Hamblet is the author of several books, including The Sacred Monstrous, and Savage Constructions: The Myth of African Savagery, and The Lesser Good, and many articles in peer-refereed journals such as Ratio, Prima Philosophia, Existentia, and Symposium. Hamblet teaches Contemporary World, Genocide, and Contemporary Moral Issues at NC A&T State University.

Richard Kahn is an Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations & Research at the University of North Dakota. The Chief Editor of Green Theory & Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy, he is the author of forthcoming books like The Ecopedagogy Movement: Ecoliteracy, Critical Pedagogy, Planetary Crisis (Peter Lang) and Ecopedagogy: Educating for Sustainability in Schools and Society (Routledge). Additional information about him can be obtained at: .

Chad Lavin is assistant professor of Political Science and Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought at Virginia Tech. He is the author of The Politics of Responsibility (University of Illinois Press, 2008). This essay is part of a larger project on the politics and anxieties of food.

Tyson E. Lewis is assistant professor of educational philosophy at Montclair State University. His work has appeared in Historical Materialism, Rethinking Marxism, Cultural Critique, Educational Theory, and Journal of Philosophy of Education. His research interests include biopolitics, critical theory, and educational philosophy. Together with Richard Kahn, he is currently working writing a book entitled Education Out of Bounds: Reimagining Cultural Studies for a Posthuman Age that further explores the theme of exopedagogy.

Elizabeth Mazzolini is an Assistant Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She is currently completing a manuscript entitled Mount Everest, Incorporated. She can be reached

Melissa Orlie teaches political theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is currently completing two books, one on the politics of good after Nietzsche, and another, from which this essay is drawn, on the need for a new concept of the political if we are effectively to respond to ecological crises. She lives in the country where she experiences failure everyday in her efforts to practice what she preaches. She can be reached

Davide Panagia is a political and cultural theorist and Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies at Trent University (Peterborough, Canada). As of January 2010, he will be the new Co-Editor (with Jodi Dean) of Theory & Event. He has written two books: The Poetics of Political Thinking (Duke University Press, 2006) and The Political Life of Sensation (Duke University Press, 2009). He may be reached at: .

Cindy Patton holds the Canada Research Chair in Community, Culture and Health at Simon Fraser University, and is a Professor of Sociology. Work at the interstices of social studies in medicine, media studies, queer theory, and community studies, her published...

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