Critical Times

Interventions in Global Critical Theory 

Critical Times
Journal Current volume: 2 Frequency: Three issues annually

Academic Editor: Samera Esmeir

Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal published by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs with the aim of foregrounding forms of critical theory articulated in the world’s different regions and through the encounters between them. It seeks to reflect on and facilitate forms of transnational solidarity that draw upon critical theory and political practice from various world regions. Calling into question hemispheric epistemologies in order to revitalize left critical thought for these times, the journal publishes essays, interviews, dialogues, dispatches, visual art, and various platforms for critical reflection, engaging with social and political theory, literature, philosophy, art criticism, and other fields within the humanities and social sciences.
Critical Times stages encounters between critical theory and related traditions of critique. It hopes to redress missed opportunities for critical dialogue between the Global South and Global North and to generate contacts across the current divisions of knowledge and languages in the South and across the peripheries. This includes translated works from authors writing in languages other than English whose work may not circulate widely in the Western academy.
Critical Times seeks to publish texts that shed light on contemporary practices of authoritarian and neo-fascist politics, nativist and atavistic cultural formations, and forms of economic exclusion, as well as spaces and forms of life where emancipatory social worlds might be imagined, articulated, and pursued. Hence, it aims to publish essays that analyze emerging forms of authoritarianism and fascism; occupation and dispossession; race and racism; war and apartheid; neoliberal legal and economic formations; sovereignty and post-national power; articulations of law and violence; technology; nature, climate change, and environmental justice; bio- and necropolitics; religion; the intellectual work of social movements; as well as socialism, ideals of transformation, equality, resistance, transnational solidarity, radical democracy, and revolution.


Critical Times is an open-access journal. The Inaugural Issue, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2018), is available to read online. 

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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, South Asian University, India
Judith Butler, UC Berkeley (ICCTP Principal Investigator)
Robin Celikates, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Commissioning Editor)
Rodrigo De La Fabián, Universidad de Diego Portales, Chile
Nadia Yala Kisukidi, Université Paris 8, France
Ramsey McGlazer, UC Berkeley (Associate Editor)
Katharine Wallerstein, UC Berkeley (Associate Editor)

Managing Editor:
Breana George, 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, King’s 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, South Asian University, India
Robin Celikates, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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, Syracuse University, USA
Lisa Lowe, Tufts 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
Samera Esmeir, Rhetoric
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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ISSN: 2641-0478
e-ISSN: 2641-0478