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  • Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory

    Current Volume: 2
    Frequency: Three issues annually
    ISSN: 2641-0478
    e-ISSN: 2641-0478

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

    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
    Samera Esmeir, UC Berkeley (Commissioning Editor)
    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

  • Description

    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.

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