2008-09 Seminar Series: Faculty Biographies

 Samuel Binkley is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Emerson College and co-editor of Foucault Studies.  His recent book, Getting Loose: Lifestyle Consumption in the 1970s (Duke University Press, 2007) examines the role of lifestyle print culture in the shaping of personal identity.  His research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Culture, Rethinking Marxism, Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, Time & Society, The European Journal of Cultural Studies, Cultural Studies and the Journal for Cultural Research.  He is currently working on a new book project on happiness.

Jeffrey Bussolini is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, College of Staten Island, CUNY, and author of The Culture of National Security Science: Los Alamos and Wen Ho Lee (Duke University Press, forthcoming).  His article, “Michel Foucault’s Influence on the Work of Giorgio Agamben,” will appear in A Foucault for the 21st Century: Biopolitics, Governmentality, Discipline, eds. Sam Binkley & Jorge Capatillo (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009).  His other recent articles include “Ongoing Founding Events in Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben(Telos, July 2009) and “Nuclear State of Exception: Nuclear Weapons, Sovereignty and Geopolitics/Biopolitics.”  He has also translated from Italian Franco Riccio’s “The Death of God” and Salvo Vaccaro’s “Horror Vacui: Between Anomie and Anarchy,” both in Nietzsche and Anarchism (Autonomedia, 2004) with Laura Fantone.

Patricia Ticineto Clough is Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Intercultural Studies at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York (CUNY).  Her books include Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (2000), Feminist Thought (1995) and The End(s) of Ethnography (1992, revised 1998).  She is also the editor of Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (2007) and Envy: Women’s Studies Quarterly (2006).  Prof. Clough is vice president of the Cultural Studies Association.

Rafael de la Dehesa, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, is the author of Sexual Modernities: Queering the Public Sphere in Latin America (forthcoming) and is active on the board of directors of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS).  His research interests include gender and sexuality, political sociology, social movements, social theory, and Latin American Studies.

Trent H. Hamann is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s University in New York City, where he teaches feminist theory, liberal studies, ethics, and contemporary continental philosophy.  His article, “Foucault’s Wake,” appeared in Foucault Studies (November 2005).  His other recent publications include “Control and Expose: The Work of Neoliberalism” (International Studies in Philosophy, 2007); “Impolitics: Toward an Etiquette of Resistance” in Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment (eds. Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz, SUNY Press, 2006); and “Modern Etiquette and Foucault’s Ethical Technologies” (International Studies in Philosophy, 2000). 

Eduardo Mendieta is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he is the director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  He was the executive editor of Radical Philosophy Review and is presently on the advisory board of the American Philosophical Association and the Foucault Society.  He is co-editor of Biopolitics and Racism: Foucauldian Genealogies (SUNY Press, forthcoming).  His earlier books include The Adventures of Transcendental Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002) and Global Fragments: Globalizations, Latinamericanisms, and Critical Theory (SUNY Press, 2007), as well as Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Torture and War, a collection of interviews with Angela Y. Davis (Seven Stories Press, 2006) and Take Care of Freedom and Truth Will Take Care of Itself, an edited volume of interviews with Richard Rorty (Stanford University Press, 2006).  His current book project is titled Philosophy’s War: Logos, Polemos, Topos

Ananya Mukherjea is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island.  Her primary research areas are the sociology of medicine, particularly urban epidemics and HIV/AIDS, the study of masculinity, and the sociology of culture and popular culture.  She has published articles on the HIV/AIDS epidemics and international sex work in the magazines Spread and Corpus, as well as academic venues, and is editor of Understanding Emerging Epidemics: Social and Political Approaches (Emerald Press, Advances in Medical Sociology series, 2010). 

Alan Rosenberg is Professor of Philosophy at Queens College of the City University of New York and Managing Editor of Foucault Studies.  His scholarly work has focused on philosophical issues relating to the Holocaust, philosophical issues that arise in connection to psychoanalysis, as well as key themes in Continental philosophy, value theory, and philosophy of the social sciences.  Rosenberg is the co-author of over 80 journal articles and book chapters.  He is also the co-editor of numerous books including Echoes From the Holocaust: Philosophical Reflections on a Dark Time (Temple University Press, 1988); Healing Their Wounds: Psychotherapy and Holocaust Survivors (Praeger, 1989); Psychoanalytic Versions of the Human Condition (New York University Press, 1998); Contemporary Portrayals of Auschwitz: Philosophical Challenges (Prometheus Books, 2000); Foucault and Heidegger: Critical Encounters (University of Minnesota Press, 2003); Experiments in Thinking the Holocaust: Auschwitz, Modernity and Philosophy (Polish edition: Wydawnicto Naukowe “Scholar,” 2004); and Reading Nietzsche at the Margins (Purdue University Press, 2007).