Featured Faculty News from our 2019 department newsletter, Homo Politicus. Access the newsletter archive here.
Professor George Andreopoulos contributed chapters to two edited books. First, “Better Late than Never? The Evolving Responsibilities of International Organizations,” in Contesting Human Rights. Norms, Institutions and Practices (Edward Elgar 2019). Second, a chapter on “Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity,” in International and Transnational Crime and Justice (Cambridge 2019). He also published “The Resurgence of Hegemonic International Law,” in Global-e. Finally, he served as Chair of the Organizing Committee of the Interdisciplinary Studies Section/International Studies Association (IDSS/ISA) Conference on Regionalist Perspectives on World Order held at Yonsei University, Republic of Korea, in collaboration with the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS) in July.
Professor Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner was recently interviewed for the Leverhulme Project, in which she described her experiences as a scholar of the Global South and the Caribbean at foundational moments in the history of the discipline.
Professor Susan Buck-Morss published Revolution Today (Haymarket Books 2019), with research assistance from Zach Conn (level I).
Professor Mitchell Cohen wrote on philosopher Agnes Heller, pupil of Marxist philosopher Georg Lukacs, in the fall issue of Dissent.
Professor Alyson Cole, with co-editor George Shulman (NYU), published Michael Paul Rogin: Derangement and Liberalism (Routledge 2019). Professor Cole also gave three invited talks this summer: “(Re)made in America: Survie après l’holocauste” for “La vie d’après” at the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, France; “Resisting Vulnerable Subjects” at the Manchester Center for Political Theory; and “Ethnicity, Race, and Gender in American Politics” at the Fulbright Institute at NYU.
Professor Forrest D. Colburn published “The Decay of the Central American Left,” in the Journal of Democracy.
Professor Paisley Currah has been appointed Endowed Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Brooklyn College for two years.
Professor Emerita Joyce Gelb was a discussant on a panel on comparative reproductive rights at the European Consortium on Politics and Gender in Amsterdam, Holland in July 2019.
Professor Carol Gould presented “How Democracy Can Inform Consent: Cases of the Internet and Bioethics” at the 2018 Annual Lecture of the Society for Applied Philosophy at King’s College London, UK, which was published in the spring issue of the Journal of Applied Philosophy. Professor Gould also presented a paper on “Rethinking Solidarity Through the Lens of Critical Social Ontology” at the University of Vienna and at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in May.
Professor Rob Jenkins published “India 2019: A Transformative Election?” in Pacific Affairs.
Professor Robyn Marasco co-edited a special issue of Rethinking Marxism with Banu Bargu (UCSC) on “The Political Encounter with Louis Althusser,” which also included her essay “Althusser’s Gramscian Debt: On Reading Out Loud.”
Professor John Mollenkopf received the 2019 Contributions to the Field of Urban Affairs Award at the Urban Affairs Association annual meeting in Los Angeles in April.
Professor Corey Robin published The Enigma of Clarence Thomas (MacMillan, 2019), a portion of which was published in The New Yorker as “Clarence Thomas’s Radical Vision of Race.”
Professor Peter Romaniuk was an invited speaker at the conference, “Global Policies on Countering Extremism: Lessons Learned from Syria and Iraq,” hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Maison du Futur and the Martens Centre, in Beirut, Lebanon in September.
Professor Sanford Schram presented the keynote address, “The Neoliberal Relations of Poverty and the Future of the Welfare State,” at the June Symposium on Renegotiating Social Citizenship – Democracy in Welfare Service States, VolkswagenStiftung, Hannover Germany.
Professor Till Weber published “Issue Yield, Campaign Communication, and Electoral Performance” in West European Politics.
Presidential Professor Thomas G. Weiss is spending his sabbatical year as Distinguished Resident Fellow, Global Governance, at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and also as a non-resident Distinguished Professor at the Global Peace Institute at Kyung Hee University, Korea. He was also invited to speak at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization in April. A second edition of Rethinking Global Governance (Polity 2019) was released in April.
Professor Richard Wolin published a new edition of The Seduction of Unreason: the Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche to Postmodernism (Princeton 2019). His book Heidegger’s Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse was translated into Greek (Crete University Press 2019).
Professor Susan Woodward was invited to speak at the Harvard University Center for European Studies 50th Anniversary Series “Yugoslavia Revisited” in September. She also presented “Why do International Security and Aid interventions fail? A New Interpretation” at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in October. Finally, Professor Woodward contributed “Fragile Development,” a chapter in Sustainable Development Goals (UN Association of the United Kingdom 2019) alongside Lou Charbonneau (level I) who also contributed a chapter entitled “Multilateralism Under Threat.”
Professor Ming Xia contributed “Movement and Migration,” in The Handbook on Human Rights in China (Edward Elgar Publishing 2019).