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Michael Bray is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. His current research is focused on a book project that reads the recent global wave of populist movements as variegated expressions of the intersection of shifting class relations and the hollowing out of democratic forms in the era of neoliberalism. His work has appeared in Epoché, History of Political Thought, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, and Telos. Michael can be reached at

Samuel A. Chambers is co-Editor of the journal Contemporary Political Theory and Associate Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches political theory and cultural politics. His work is broadly interdisciplinary, ranging from contemporary democratic theory, to feminist and queer theory, to critical television studies. His most recent book is The Lessons of Rancière (Oxford UP, 2013). He is currently completing a book manuscript titled Bearing Society in Mind: Theories and Politics of the Social Formation. He can be reached by email at; his website is here:

Başak Ertür is a Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her current work focuses on political trials, theories of performativity, spectacles and specters of sovereignty. She is the editor of Manual for Conspiracy (Sharjah Art Foundation, 2011) and co-editor of Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward Said (Verso, 2008). Her published translations into Turkish include Judith Butler's Gender Trouble and Precarious Life. She's the co-producer and director of For the Record: The World Tribunal on Iraq (2007), a documentary on the people's tribunal on the US and UK-led war on Iraq. Başak can be reached at

Benjamin Halligan is the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Salford, United Kingdom. Publications include Michael Reeves (Manchester University Press, 2003) and, as co-editor, Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics (Ashgate, 2010), Reverberations: The Philosophy, Aesthetics and Politics of Noise (Continuum, 2012), Resonances: Noise and Music (Bloomsbury, 2013) and The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge, 2013), in addition to numerous articles and chapters on audiovisual practices. A study of radical European film of 1968 is forthcoming. Benjamin can be reached at

Anatoli Ignatov is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. His research reworks Euro-American political theory through ethnographic encounters with African ecological practices and knowledges. He is currently finishing his dissertation Ecologies of the Good Life: Forces, Bodies, and Cross-Cultural Encounters and preparing a new project on the materiality of the African anti-colonial archive. His work has appeared in Theory and Event, borderlands, and Law, Culture and the Humanities. His recent publications include "Thoreau Goes to Ghana: On the Wild and the Tingane," forthcoming in Common Good(s): Economy, Ecology, Political Theology (Fordham University Press). Anatoli can be reached at

Alisa Lebow is a Reader in Film Studies at University of Sussex. She has published widely on documentary film with a focus on the political, as well as on subjectivity and the first person modality in documentary. Her books include The Cinema of Me (Wallflower Press, 2012), First Person Jewish (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) and the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Documentary (2014). Originally a filmmaker, her films include Outlaw (1994), Treyf (1998), and For the Record: The World Tribunal on Iraq (2007). Lebow has lived and worked in Turkey. Alisa can be reached at

Christopher Lebron is a normative political philosopher whose work focuses on political ethics, social justice, moral theory, and race. His work is also deeply concerned with method - the way we use or don't use a variety of sources, styles of writing, and forms of argumentation to engage questions of normative importance. He is the author of The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice of Our Time (Oxford University Press, 2013). Christopher can be reached at

Lauri Siisiäinen (Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University...

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