Challenging collectivities


Rahel Jaeggi

Rahel Jaeggi is professor for practical philosophy at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Among her publications are: Welt und Person. Anthropologische Grundlagen der Gesellschaftskritik Hannah Arendts, Berlin 1997; Entfremdung. Zur Aktualität eines sozialphilosophischen Problems, Frankfurt/M., New York 2005; Was ist Kritik? Philosophische Positionen, Frankfurt/M. 2009 (eds. with T. Wesche). She is currently working on her new book, in which she elaborates how life forms can be criticized from a social philosophical perspective by developing a model of ethical learning. Further projects of Rahel Jaeggi are among others a social philosophical criticism of capitalism as well as a critical theory of collective action.

Sasha Roseneil

Sasha Roseneil is Professor of Sociology and Social Theory and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research ( Prior to this she was Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Leeds (2000-2007), where she was also the founding Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (1997-2004). She holds an appointment as Professor II in the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, and is Deputy Scientific Director of FEMCIT – an EU Framework 6 integrated project on “Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: the impact of contemporary women’s movements” ( She is one of the founding editors of the journal ‘Feminist Theory’.

Nelson Maldonado-Torres

Nelson Maldonado-Torres is Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Chair of the Center for Latino Policy Research in the same institution, and president of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. He works on philosophies and critical theories of decolonization. He is the author of Against War: Views from the Underside of Modernity (Duke University, 2008), and is currently working on a book-length project entitled Fanonian Meditations, where he elaborates a theory of epistemic and material decolonization based on the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, Frantz Fanon, Gloria Anzaldúa, and other intellectuals of color.