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  • Biographies

Sara Ahmed is Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her publications include: Differences That Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism (1998); Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality (2000); The Cultural Politics of Emotion (2004); Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects and Others (2006); The Promise of Happiness (2010); and, On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (2012). She is currently completing a book for Duke University Press entitled Willful Subjects. Sara can be reached at

Thomas Biebricher is a Junior Research Group Director at the interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. The theme of the research group is “Crisis and Normative Order – Varieties of ‘Neoliberalism’ and their Transformation.” His work has appeared in Philosophy and Public Criticism, Economy and Society, New Political Science, and the European Journal of Social Theory. He has just completed an introductory textbook on neoliberalism (Neoliberalismus zur Einführung, Junius, forthcoming 2012) and is currently working on a book manuscript entitled The Political Philosophy of Neoliberalism – A Critique. Thomas can be reached at

George Ciccariello-Maher is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Drexel University, where he teaches courses in comparative political theory and political theory from below. His work has previously appeared in Theory & Event, Historical Materialism, Monthly Review, Journal of Black Studies, Qui Parle, and Radical Philosophy Review, among others, as well as a number of edited volumes. He is the author of We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution (Duke, 2013), and is currently completing a book-length project entitled Decolonizing Dialectics. George can be reached at

Marc de Wilde is Assistant Professor of Legal History at the University of Amsterdam. He wrote a dissertation on the political theologies of Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt. His current research focuses on the history of the state of exception and emergency powers. Marc can be reached at

Stacy Douglas is a Lecturer in Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University in Canada. Her current research is fuelled by broad questions about theories of democracy, the role of the state, the relationship between government and governed, and processes of decolonisation. Her work has appeared in Feminist Legal Studies, Law and Critique, and Upping the Anti, as well as Radical Philosophy, Canadian Dimension, and Truthout. Stacy can be reached at

Michael Hanchard is SOBA Presidential Professor in the Political Science Department at the Johns Hopkins University. Among his publications are Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought (Oxford, 2006), Orpheus and Power: Afro-Brazilian Social Movements in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil 1945–1988 (Princeton, 1994). His current research and teaching interests are at the intersection of comparative politics and political theory: nationalism, citizenship, modernity and difference. Michael can be reached at

Ange-Marie Hancock is Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. A globally recognized expert in intersectionality, she has published The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the “Welfare Queen” (2004) and Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (2011), in addition to articles in several journals. Ange-Marie can be reached at

Tamkin Hussain Tamkin Hussain is a doctoral student in Comparative Literature at Binghamton University. She is currently working on a dissertation that examines the notion of life in both deconstruction and psychoanalysis. In 2011, she was part of a seminar conducted by Roberto Esposito and Timothy Campbell at the School of Criticism and Theory. Her work has appeared in Radical Philosophy. Tamkin may be contacted at

Christopher J. Lebron is a social theorist and political philosopher. He received his doctorate from MIT in 2009 in Political Science. Lebron has been an Assistant Professor in Politics at the University of Virginia and will join Yale University in fall 2012 as a Research Fellow. His book, The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Christopher can...

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