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Kieran Aarons teaches social and political philosophy at Loyola University Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently completing a book on the concept of destituent power, linking the philosophies of time and festivity in Furio Jesi and Giorgio Agamben to contemporary social and ecological movements. Kieran can be reached at

Giorgio Agamben is a contemporary Italian philosopher and political theorist whose works have been translated into numerous languages.

Osman Balkan is a Visiting Assistant of Political Science at Swarthmore College. His teaching and research interests include migration and citizenship, political identity, and necropolitics. His first book manuscript, Dying Abroad, offers an ethnographic account of how migrant communities and ethno-religious minorities in Europe navigate and make sense of death and dying in countries that they do not necessarily view as their home.

Andrea Cavalletti is professor of aesthetics and contemporary literature at the IUAV University of Venice. He is the author of Suggestion and The Biopolitical City.

Kathy E. Ferguson is Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of Hawai'i, specializing in political theory, feminist theory, and anarchism. Her most recent book is Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets (Rowman and Littlefield, 2011). She is currently writing two books: one about the role of letterpress printers in anarchism from the Paris Commune to the Spanish Revolution; the other about the importance of women in the anarchist movement and of anarchism in the first wave of feminism. She can be reached Her website on anarchist women is found at

Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa where he teaches sociolegal and political theory. He has published widely on issues of legal aesthetics, sexuality, and indigenous rights. He is co-editor of a book series, Global and Insurgent Legalities at Duke University Press, and former co-editor of The Law & Society Review. He is currently writing a book on the legal and political significance of night.

Katherine A. Gordy is an Associate Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University, where she teaches political theory. Her teaching and research interests include Latin American and Caribbean political thought, comparative political theory, critical theory and theories of ideology, history, [End Page 1141] and political economy. She is the author of Living Ideology in Cuba: Socialism in Principle and Practice(Michigan, 2015). Her website is:

Michael Hardt teaches political theory in the Literature Program at Duke University. His most recent book, coauthored with Antonio Negri, is Assembly (2017). He serves as editor of the South Atlantic Quarterly and, together with Sandro Mezzadra, directs the "Social Movements Lab" at Duke.

Furio Jesi (1941–80) was an Italian writer, translator, mythologist, and Germanist. A correspondent of Thomas Mann and Károly Kerényi, he worked on a number of studies of Egyptian and classical mythology, culminating in his book Secret Germany.

Fred Lee is an associate professor of Political Science and Asian/Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where he is also affiliated with American Studies and Philosophy. He works across the fields of contemporary political theory, comparative ethnic studies, US political development, and Asian/Asian American cultural studies. His first book is Extraordinary Racial Politics: Four Events in the Informal Constitution of the United States (Temple University Press, 2018). His next book project is currently titled Global Asian Science Fiction as Transpacific Political Theory. His email address is fred. and his website address is

Jack Jin Gary Lee is Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at Kenyon College, where he teaches courses on law and society. He studies the relationships between culture, law, politics and race through colonial law-making and state-building in the modern British Empire. His book project examines the causes and consequences of the reconstitution of Jamaica and the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore) as Crown Colonies over the latter half of the nineteenth century, using them as strategic lenses to understand the development...


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