Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities; Co-Director, The Common Course: Studies in Human Experience; Director, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Experimental Humanities, First-Year Seminar, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Human Rights
Academic Expertise: Human Rights
Area of Specialization: 18th-century European literature and cultural history
Biography:B.A., University of Florida; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. Publications in Social Text, Rethinking Marxism, n/or; Invited Lecturer, Guggenheim Museum, NY (2009); Günther-Findel Research Fellow, Herzog August Bibliothek (2004–05); Research Fellowship, DAAD (2000–01). Presidential Teaching Award, Columbia University (2005). Ottaway International Fellow, Director of Faculty and Curricular Development, Bard Honor's College, Al-Quds University, West Bank. At Bard since 2005.
- Research Interests: Primary field: the European Enlightenment, popular enlightenment, and social reform; history of education. Secondary fields: Walter Benjamin ; the Frankfurt School; theories of gift and sacrifice; Foucault; discourse analysis
- Teaching Interests: Enlightenment cultural history; 18th-century intellectual history; the history of education; the culture and politics of modernity; philosophical anthropology
- Other Interests: Religious experience (Pietism, Quietism, Mysticism); Modernism, Expressionism, the historical avant garde, general economy/globalization/world systems; the consumer society; philosophical anthropology; queer theory; 18th-century literature; radical formalism; gender and sexuality studies; First-Year Seminar