Critical Times

Interventions in Global Critical Theory 

Critical Times

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Call for Papers: On Strikes and Critical Theory. Abstracts (400 words) are due on October 15, 2020, and those invited to submit full papers for peer review will have a May 1, 2021 deadline for paper submission. Download the Call for Papers. 

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Journal Current volume: 4 Frequency: Three issues annually

Academic Editor: Samera Esmeir

Critical Times is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal published by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs with the aim of foregrounding encounters between canonical critical theory and various traditions of critique emerging from other historical legacies. The journal seeks to showcase the multiple forms that critical thought takes today, presenting essays from different areas of the world; to encourage critical analysis, transnational exchange, and political reflection and practice; and to foster new types of intellectual discourse and reformulate the field by accounting for its regional and linguistic inflections.

Articles are published under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-ND) and are open immediately upon publication. Authors are not charged any fees for publication and retain copyright in their articles. Readers may use the full text of articles as described in the license.


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Editorial office:
International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs
440 Stephens Hall, MC 2340
Berkeley, CA 94720-2510

Senior Editor:
Samera Esmeir, UC Berkeley

Editorial Team:
Anuj Bhuwania, Ambedkar University Delhi, India
Judith Butler, UC Berkeley
Robin Celikates, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Sharad Chari, UC Berkeley
Susana Draper, Princeton University, USA
Zeynep Gambetti, Bog?azic¸i University, Turkey
Nadia Yala Kisukidi, Université Paris 8, France
Jessica Ling, ICCTP (Associate Editor)
Ramsey McGlazer, University of St. Andrews, UK (Associate Editor)

Managing Editor:
Breana George, UC Berkeley

Editorial Assistant:
Tim Wyman-McCarthy, UC Berkeley

Art Editors:
Natalia Brizuela, UC Berkeley
Anneka Lenssen, UC Berkeley
Winnie Won Yin Wong, UC Berkeley

Executive Editorial Board:
Sara Ahmed, Independent Scholar, UK
Abdul-Rahim Al-Shaikh, Birzeit University, Palestine
Étienne Balibar, Kingston University London, UK
Enrique Dussel, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Verónica Gago, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Zeynep Gambetti, Bogaziçi University, Turkey
Paul Gilroy, University College London, UK
Axel Honneth, Columbia University, USA; Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Wang Hui, Tsinghua University, China
Raffaele Laudani, Università di Bologna, Italy
Hung-chiung Li, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Achille Mbembe, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Nivedita Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Pablo Oyarzún, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Joan Wallach Scott, Institute for Advanced Study, USA
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University, USA
Enzo Traverso, Cornell University, USA

Editorial Advisory Board:
Meltem Ahiska, Bogaziçi University, Turkey
Eric Alliez, Kingston University, UK
Athena Athanasiou, Panteion University, Greece
Anuj Bhuwania, Ambedkar University Delhi, India
Robin Celikates, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Rey Chow, Duke University, USA
Rodrigo De La Fabián, Universidad de Diego Portales, Chile
Costas Douzinas, Birkbeck University of London, UK
Hoda Elsadda, Cairo University; Women and Memory Forum, Egypt
Dilip Gaonkar, Northwestern University, USA
David Theo Goldberg, UC Irvine, USA
Muhammad Haris, Habib University, Pakistan
Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University, USA
Nadia Yala Kisukidi, Université Paris 8, France
Vincent Lloyd, Villanova University, USA
Lisa Lowe, Yale University, USA
Sandro Mezzadra, Università di Bologna, Italy
Adi Ophir, Brown University, USA
Suren Pillay, University of Western Cape, South Africa
Vladimir Safatle, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Felwine Sarr, University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, Senegal
Michelle Ty, Clemson University, USA
Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo, Rutgers-Newark, USA
Cui Zhiyuan, Tsinghua University, China

UC Berkeley Editorial Advisory Board:
Charles Daniel Blanton, English
Natalia Brizuela, Spanish and Portuguese
Wendy Brown, Political Science
Églantine Colon, French
Suzanne Guerlac, French
Charles Hirschkind, Anthropology
Donna Jones, English
Poulomi Saha, English
Debarati Sanyal, French
Soraya Tlatli, French
Damon Young, French and Film & Media

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Closing Dates
August 2021 (4:2) - Closes 06/28/2021
December 2021 (4:3) - Closes 10/29/2021

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ISSN: 2641-0478
e-ISSN: 2641-0478