Contributors to Volume 26, Nos. 1-2

András Bozóki

András Bozóki is Professor of Political Science at the Central European University in Budapest. His research includes political change, democratization, political and cultural élites, anarchism theory, and the role of intellectuals. His books in English include
Post-Communist Transition (1992), Confrontation and Consensus (1994), Intellectuals and Politics in Central Europe (1999), The Roundtable Talks of 1989 (2002), The Communist Successor Parties in Central and Eastern Europe (2002), and Anarchism in Hungary: Theory, History, Legacies (2006). In 2005-2006 he served as the Minister of Culture of Hungary.

Sarah Brouilette

Sarah Brouillette is an associate professor in the Department of English at Carleton University, where she teaches contemporary British, Irish, and postcolonial literatures, and topics in print culture and media studies.

Adam Carlson

Adam Carlson is a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta. Having spent his M.A. studying twentieth-century Hegelianisms at Concordia University in Montreal at the height of the so-called Reasonable Accommodation debate, he now explores the operations of neoliberal tolerance in Canadian/Québécois literature, culture, and society.

Maria Chekhonadskikh

Maria Chekhonadskikh is a researcher, curator, and an editor at Khudozhestvennyi Zhurnal (Moscow Art Magazine). She holds degrees from Voronezh State University, Faculty of Philosophy (2007) and the Russian State University of the Humanities (M.A. in Media Studies, 2009). She is the co-founder of the Union of Cultural Workers in Moscow. Chekhonadskikh is currently engaged in research on the genealogy of precarity based on materials and concepts drawn from art history and modern philosophy. 

Max Haiven

Max Haiven is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University and adjunct faculty at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His research centers on financialization, cultural studies, the imagination, and social movements. More information can be found at

David Janzen

David Janzen is a Ph.D. student in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His dissertation is entitled Dialectics and Event in Contemporary Criticism.

Evan Mauro

Evan Mauro recently completed his Ph.D. at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in cultural theory, literature, and film. His dissertation, Fables of Regeneration: Modernism, Biopolitics, Reproduction, examines the politics of life in modernist culture.

Matthew MacLellan

Matthew MacLellan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His doctoral research examines the shifting morphology of “culture” and “economy” within contemporary literature on post-industrialism or post-Fordism. His work has appeared in Politics and Culture, The John Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, Reviews in Cultural Theory, and Rethinking Marxism.

Andrew Pendakis

Andrew Pendakis is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta and an instructor at Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean. His areas of research include contemporary social and cultural theory, and political philosophy from 1750 to the present. He is currently working on a book exploring the nature of the political center around which the poles of left and right have been organized.

Alexei Penzin

Alexei Penzin is a member of the group Chto Delat / What is to be done? ( and is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy (Moscow). Penzin has published in journals of philosophy and the humanities in Russia and internationally. His major fields of interest are contemporary interpretations of Marxist thought, Foucault, philosophical anthropology, post-Soviet studies, and politics and aesthetics.

Jackson Petsche

Jackson Petsche is a Ph.D. student at Syracuse University. His areas of interest include critical animal studies, Marxist theory, Victorian literature and culture (as well as Victorian social and cultural history), and critical theory. He is currently working on several projects which focus on Marxist theory and animal studies.

Robert Pippin

Robert Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago. A renowned scholar of Kant and Hegel, he is currently finishing a book on Hegel’s theory of art and the possible relevance of that theory for understanding pictorial modernism. His most recent book is Fatalism in American Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy.

Robert Ryder

Robert Ryder is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture in Giessen, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University, and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. He has published articles on Walter Benjamin, Rudolf Arnheim, and Günter Eich, and is preparing his dissertation, Hearing Otherwise: Towards a Genealogy of the Acoustical Unconscious from Walter Benjamin to Alexander Kluge, for publication.

Imre Szeman

Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair of Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. Recent publications include Cultural Theory: An Anthology (co-editor, 2010), After Globalization (co-author, 2011), and Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory (co-editor, forthcoming 2012). His current project is a book on the cultural politics of oil and energy.