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Andrew Abbott is a professor of sociology in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago. His most recent book is The System of Professions (1988).
Genevieve Abdo is the former Tehran correspondent for The Guardian (London) newspaper and a past Neiman Fellow at Harvard University. Her book, Answering Only to God, a study of the role of Islam in contemporary Iran, was published in 2003 by Henry Holt. She is also the author of No God But God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam (2000).
Munawwar Abdulla holds an MS from University of New South Wales Sydney and works as a research technician and lab manager at the Evolutionary Neuroscience Laboratory at Harvard University. She co-founded the Tarim Network and is an avid community builder, poet, translator, and advocate for Uyghur issues.
Marjorie Abel is an assistant professor of anthropology at Keene State College, New Hampshire.
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Miguel Abensour is professor of political science at the University of Paris-VII (Jussieu). He has published articles on Saint-Just, utopian socialism, and the Frankfurt School, and his books include Critique de la Politique (2006) and La Democratie Contre l'Etat: Marx et le Moment Machiavelien, Suivi de Democratie Sauvage et Principe D'anarchie (2004).
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Janet Abu-Lughod was a professor of sociology and historical studies in the Graduate Faculty of the New School. After retiring from her academic position at the New School as Professor Emerita in 1998, she continued her research until she passed away in 2013, completing and overseeing the publication of important monographs. Her books include From Urban Village to East Village (1994) and New York, Chicago, Los Angeles: America’s Global Cities (1999).
Nasser Abufarha completed his doctorate in the department of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. As part of the Cultures and Practices of Violence series with Duke University Press, he published a book on suicide terrorism and self-sacrifice in Palestine, titled, The Making of a Human Bomb: An Ethnography of Palestinian Resistance.
James S. Ackerman
James S. Ackerman is a professor of fine arts at Harvard University. His books include Palladio (2nd ed., 1977), Distance Points: Studies in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture (1991), and Origins, Imitation, Conventions: Representation in the Visual Arts (2002).
Robert McCormick Adams
Robert McCormick Adams, secretary emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently a professor of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. The most recent of his numerous publications is Paths of Fire: An Anthropologists Inquiry into Western Technology (1996).
Irma Adelman is a professor of economics at the University of Maryland. Her latest book, with Cynthia T. Morris, is Economic Growth and Social Equity in Developing Countries (1973).
Jeremy Adelman is the Henry Charles Lea professor of history and director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University. Editor or author of 10 books, his most recent works include Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of Humankind from Beginnings to the Present (fifth ed., 2017).
Joseph Adelson is a professor of psychology and the director of the psychological clinic at the University of Michigan. He edited the Handbook of Adolescent Psychology, which was published in 1979.
Clement Eme Adibe is an associate professor of political science at Depaul University. Among his scholarly publications are Africa in the United Nations (2008) and The State-Business Nexus in Nigeria (2005).
Jonathan E. Adler
Jonathan E. Adler is an associate professor of philosophy at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
Judith Adler is an assistant professor of sociology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's. She is the author of Artists in Offices.
Jamie Afifi is a graduate student in psychology at the University of British Columbia.
Tamer Afifi is an associate academic officer in the environmental migration, social vulnerability, and adaptation section at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security. He is the research director of the Where the Rain Falls project.
Mahnaz Afkhami is the founder and president of Women's Learning Partnership, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies, and the former Minister of State for Women's Affairs in Iran. Her numerous publications, among them, Muslim Women and the Politics of Participation and Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women, have been translated and distributed internationally.
Steven Aftergood directs the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists and writes the online publication Secrecy News.
Jeffrey Agrest received his doctorate in political science from the New School. He currently works as a lawyer.
Mariano Aguirre is an international policy analyst, with expertise on the Middle East, Latin America and US foreign policy. He is advisor of the Human Rights Institute, Deusto University (Bilbao, Spain) and fellow of the Network of Inclusive and Sustainable Security (Friedrich Ebert Foundation). He was advisor of the UN Office of the Resident Coordinator in Colombia (2017–2019) and director of NOREF (Norwegian Center for Conflict Resolution) (2009 to 2016). He published Salto al Vacío, a book about the crisis unfolding in the United States (2017).
Alan Aja is an assistant professor and the deputy chair of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at CUNY Brooklyn College. His recent publications include Miami's Forgotten Cubans: Race, Racialization and the Local Afro-Cuban Experience (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016).
Yaman Akdeniz is the founder and director of Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties and a lecturer at the University of Leeds Faculty of Law, where he is a member of the Cyber-Law Research Unit. His publications include Internet, Law, and Society (coeditor, 2000), and he recently co-authored the book, Academics for Peace: Defending Academic Freedoms in Times of Emergency (2017).
Karabekir Akkoyunlu is lecturer in Middle East Politics at SOAS University of London. He also teaches International Development at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil. He has a forthcoming book on regime guardianship in Iran and Turkey (Edinburgh UP, 2022).
Richard Alba is the distinguished professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. His latest books are The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective (2011) and Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America (2009).
Maurizio Albahari, a fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and faculty affiliate at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, is the author of Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World’s Deadliest Border (2015). He has also published on migration, refugee issues, and religious diversity in the Euro-Mediterranean context.
Joseph Albernaz is an assistant professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. He is currently completing a book on conceptions of community in Romanticism and its afterlives entitled All Things Common.
David Z. Albert
David Z. Albert is the Frederick E. Woodbridge professor of philosophy and the director of the M. A. Program in the Philosophical Foundations of Physics at Columbia University. He is the author of Quantum Mechanics and Experience (1992) and Time and Chance (2000).
Roger E. Alcaly
Roger E. Alcaly has taught economics at Columbia University and the John Jay College of The City University of New York. He is presently engaged in economic research in New York City.
Anna Alcaro was a Fulbright Fellow at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa from September 2011 to May 2012.
Amir Alexander is an associate adjunct professor of history at UCLA and most recently the author of Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World (2014). His book on the political uses of geometry will appear in 2019.
Chester Alexander, professor of sociology and statistics at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, has been engaged in research on the general subject of "Social Factors in Longevity" under a grant from the Twentieth Century Fund.
Robert J. Alexander
Robert J. Alexander, assistant professor of economics at Rutgers University, has been interested in the labor and radical movements, in the United States and abroad, for a decade and a half. He is the author of The Peron Era (1951) and of numerous other books and pamphlets.
Cristina León Alfar
Cristina León Alfar is professor of English at Hunter College, CUNY. She is the author of Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal (2017) and co-editor of the series “Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance, and Material Culture.” This essay is part of new work she is pursuing on parrhesia and feminist ethics in early modern English drama.
C. Fred Alford
C. Fred Alford is a professor of government and a distinguished scholar-teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Trauma and Forgiveness: Consequences and Community (2013) and, more recently, Trauma, Culture, and PTSD (2016).
Farhana Ali, a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, studies patterns of global terrorism, focusing on ideological drivers and motivations of various terrorist and extremist groups. She advises the United States and other governments on Islam and the root causes of suicide terrorism and has published numerous papers and RAND reports. Ali is a graduate of George Washington University, where she studied with Jerrold Post.
Youssef S. Aliabadi
Youssef S. Aliabadi is a member of the academic staff of the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies in Tehran, Iran. His publications include "Heidegger and Science," which appeared in Goftogu (1999) and "Language of Truth and the Truth of Language," which appeared in Organon (Tehran, 1374/1995). His current work is on Newtonian mechanics and the problem of Uranian anomalies.
Nermin Allam is an assistant professor of politics at Rutgers University, Newark. Her research and teaching interests include social movements, gender politics, Middle East and North Africa, and political Islam. Her publications include Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism during the 2011 Arab Uprisings (2017).
Diana Allan is an associate professor of anthropology at McGill University and a Canada Research Chair. She is the author of Refugees of the Revolution: Experiences of Palestinian Exile (2014) and Voices of the Nakba: A Living History of Palestine (2021). Her films include Still Life (2007), Terrace of the Sea (2010), and So Dear, So Lovely (2018).
Alexander Alland Jr.
Alexander Alland Jr., an associate professor of anthropology at Columbia University, is the author of numerous books, including, Crisis and Commitment: The Life History of a French Social Movement (1994), To be Human: An Introduction to Anthropology (1980), and Evolution and Human Behavior (1967).
Anita L. Allen
Anita L. Allen, a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of Privacy Law (1999). She has published numerous articles on topics such as genetic privacy, constitutional privacy, women and privacy, and affirmative action. Her most recent publications include Privacy Law and Society (2016) and Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide? (2011).
Jessica Allina-Pisano is an associate professor and chair at the New School for Social Research Department of Politics. Her publications include The Post-Soviet Potemkin Village: Politics and Property Rights in the Black Earth (2008), as well as articles in numerous journals and chapters in edited volumes.
Eric Alterman, professor of English at CUNY-Brooklyn College, writes the "Liberal Media" column in The Nation and the weblog for MSNBC.com. The most recent of his books is Inequality and One City: Bill de Blasio and the New York Experiment, Year One (2015).
Al Alvarez is a poet, novelist, literary critic, anthologist, and author of many nonfiction books on topics ranging from suicide, divorce, and dreams to poker, North Sea oil, and mountaineering. His most recent book is an autobiography, Where Did It All Go Right? (2000). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
Ash Amin is a professor of geography at the University of Cambridge. He writes about contemporary spatial questions, including the changing face of urbanism. His latest book, Seeing Like a City (with Nigel Thrift), is forthcoming in 2017.
Alice H. Amsden
Alice H. Amsden was a professor of political economy at MIT when she passed away in 2012. She was the Leo Model professor of economics in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and the author of numerous groundbreaking books, the most recent of which is The Rise of "The Rest": Challenges to the West from Late-Industrializing Economies (2001).
Jahangjr Amuzegar was an international economic consultant and the Ambassador-at-Large and Chief of the Iranian Economic Mission, Washington, D.C. He was the author of Technical Assistance in Theory and Practice: The Case of Iran. Amuzegar passed away in early 2018.
Wayne Andersen is a professor of the history and theory of art and architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include Gauguin's Paradise Lost (1971) and German Artists and Hitler’s Mind (2007).
Bridget Anderson is a professor of migration and citizenship at the University of Oxford and the research director for the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS). She has worked closely with migrants' organizations, trade unions, and legal practitioners at the local, national, and international levels.
Charles W. Anderson
Charles W. Anderson is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin. The politics and development policies of Latin America are his primary research interest, and at present he is engaged in a political analysis of development banking in Mexico.
Jon W. Anderson
Jon W. Anderson is a professor of anthropology at the Catholic University of America. His recent publications include New Media in the Muslim World (2003, coedited with Dale F. Eickelman), Arabizing the Internet (1998), and "Globalizing Politics and Religion in the Muslim World" in the Journal of Electronic Publishing (1997).
Kenneth Anderson, a professor at Washington College of Law, American University, is the founder and former director of the Human Rights Watch Arms Division. He was the legal editor of Crimes of War: What the Public Needs to Know (eds. Gutman and Rieff, 1999).
Lisa Anderson is the president of the American University in Cairo. Her research has revolved around on social science, academic research, and public policy. Her books include Pursuing Truth, Exercising Power: Social Science and Public Policy in the Twenty-first Century (2003).
Margo Anderson is distinguished professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and researches urban history, the history of the social sciences, and the development of statistical data systems, particularly the census. Her publications include the second edition of The American Census: A Social History (2015).
Mary B. Anderson
Mary B. Anderson, Executive Director of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, has worked in international development and humanitarian assistance for over 40 years. She is the author of Do No Harm: How Aid Supports Peace—or War (1999), a book that helps aid workers deal with some of the complications of working in conflict zones.
Helmut K. Anheier
Helmut K. Anheier is the president and dean of the Hertie School of Governance. He also holds a chair in sociology at Heidelberg University. His recent publications include Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy (2014) and the 2016 Hertie School Governance Report on Infrastructure.
Elizabeth Anker, an assistant professor of American studies and political science at George Washington University, investigates the relationships between power, political knowledge, and cultural products. Her most recent book is Orgies of Feeling: Melodramatic Politics and the Pursuit of Freedom (2014).
Ernst Anspach has recently returned to this country from Europe, where he has served since the end of the war, as a legal officer in the United States Army (England, France, Germany), an army civilian employee in the Office of Military Government, and, since 1949, a political advisor to the Land Commissioner of Hesse in HICOG.
Hans Apel is a professor of economics and a chairman of the department at the University of Bridgeport. He is the author of numerous articles and other publications on economic subjects and has also written for newspapers.
Karl Otto Apel
Karl Otto Apel is a professor of philosophy at the University of Frankfurt am Main. His book, Transcendental Semiotics as First Philosophy will soon be published.
Daniel C. Apfel is an independent consultant working at the intersection of investing, justice, and environmental sustainability. The former executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition, he helped launch their national campaign for divestment from fossil fuels and investment in solutions to climate change.
Arjun Appadurai is the Goddard Professor in media, culture, and communication at New York University, where he is also a senior fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge. He serves as an honorary professor in the department of media and communication at Erasmus University, Rotterdam; Tata Chair Professor at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai; and as a senior research partner at the Max-Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen. His most recent book is The Future as a Cultural Fact: Essays on the Global Condition (2013).
David E. Apter
David E. Apter is the Henry J. Heinz II professor emeritus of political science and Sociology. His recent publications include "Structure, Contingency and Choice" (in Keates and Scott 2001) and "An African Tragedy" (in Dissent 2002).
Andrew Arato is the Dorothy Hart Hirshon professor in political social theory at The New School for Social Research. His books include Constitution Making Under Occupation: The Politics of Imposed Revolution in Iraq (2009).
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago. She was a professor at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research from 1968 until her death in 1975. Her books include The Origins of Totalitarianism (1968), The Human Condition (1958), On Revolution (1963), Eichmann in Jerusalem (1964), Between Past and Future (1968), Men in Dark Times (1968), and The Life of the Mind (1975).
Margery J. Arent
Margery J. Arent is an administrative and research assistant of the National Council on Vocational Education. She is completing a book on Juan Peron.
Silvano Arieti is a professor of clinical psychiatry at the New York Medical College. His most recent book is Creativity: The Magic Synthesis (1976).
Said Amir Arjomand
Said Amir Arjomand is a professor of sociology at SUNY Stony Brook and an editor of International Sociology. He is the author of The Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran (1988) and The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam (1984). His paper "The Law, Agency and Policy in Medieval Islamic Society" appeared in Comparative Studies in Society and History (41:2, 1999). He is currently at work on a constitutional history of the Islamic Middle East.
Sina Arnold is a senior researcher/lecturer at the Research Institute Social Cohesion and the Centerfor Research on Antisemitism at Technische Universität Berlin. Her work focuses on contemporary antisemitism, racism, and memory politics. She is the author of From Occupation to Occupy: Antisemitism and the Contemporary US Left (forthcoming from Indiana University Press).
Raymond Aron is a professor of the sociology of modern civilization at the College de France. His books include Progress and Disillusion (1968) and Essay on Freedom (1970).
Elliot Aronson, professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the author of The Social Animal (2008, 10 ed.) and Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) (2007), among others. He is the recipient of distinguished research awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Association of Scientific Psychology.
Ronald Aronson is a professor of humanities at Wayne State University and the author, most recently, of After Marxism (1995) and the forthcoming Sarte Versus Camus: A Cold War Tragedy.
Giovanni Arrighi, a professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, wrote The Geometry of Imperialism (1978).
Kenneth J. Arrow
Kenneth J. Arrow is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard. His most recent book is The Limits of Organization (1974).
Talal Asad is the distinguished professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His recent books include Genealogies of Religion (1993), Formations of the Secular (2003), and On Suicide Bombing (2007). He was in Cairo during the first four months of the Egyptian uprising.
Peter Asaro is an associate professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City. He is the cofounder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control and has written on lethal robotics from the perspective of just war theory and human rights. His research also examines agency and autonomy, liability and punishment, and privacy and surveillance as it applies to consumer robots, industrial automation, smart buildings, aerial drones, and autonomous vehicles.
Abraham Ascher is an instructor of history at Brooklyn College. An article of his on the Kornilov Affair was published in the Russian Review (1953).
Max Ascoli (1898–1978) was a professor of the philosophy of law at the University of Rome. After fleeing fascist Italy in 1931, he joined the faculty of the New School for Social Research. He created The Reporter magazine in 1949.
Timothy Garton Ash
Timothy Garton Ash is a fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford. He is the author of In Europe's Name: Germany and the Divided Continent (1993)
Adam Ashforth is a professor in the department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. His books include Madumo, A Man Bewitched (2000) and Witchcraft, Violence, and Democracy in South Africa (2005), winner of the 2005 Herskovits Award.
How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy (2009) and Russia's Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed (2007).Anders Aslund is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of nine books, including
Stephen T. Asma
Stephen T. Asma is the author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears (2009) and Against Fairness (2012). Asma is a Fulbright Scholar; a fellow at the Research Group in Mind, Science, and Culture; and a professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago.
Mariana Prandini Assis
Mariana Prandini Assis, a PhD candidate in politics at the New School for Social Research, is interested in how social movements make use of rights discourse on both the transnational and local levels. Her current research focuses on the feminist movement and women’s human rights.
Aleida Assmann has been a professor of English literature and literary theory at the University of Konstanz since 1993. She has researched and published in the fields of history of media, literary anthropology, and cultural memory.
Henry G. Aubrey
Henry G. Aubrey is a visiting lecturer in economics in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a research associate at the Institute of World Affairs of the New School. He was formerly associated with the Economic Affairs Department of the United Nations.
Maurice Auerbach teaches liberal studies in the Graduate Faculty of the New School. He is the associate editor of Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy.
Zir Mar Aung
Zin Mar Aung, a Regan-Fascell Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy for the fall of 2014, is a democracy activist in Burma focusing on women's issues. After spending 11 years in prison, Zin Mar Aung founded the women's empowerment group RANFALL and the Yangon School of Political Science, which teaches and empowers civil society activists.
Shlomo Avineri, a professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was a member of the Egyptian-Israeli Commission, which negotiated the Cultural, Scientific and Educational Agreement between Egypt and Israel in 1979. In 1996 he received the Israel Prize, the country's highest civilian decoration. His most recent book is an intellectual biography of Theodor Herzl (in Hebrew).
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George B. N. Ayittey
George B. N. Ayittey is the president of the Free Africa Foundation. His books include Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Development (2004), Indigenous African Institutions (2004), and Africa in Chaos (1998).
Albena Azmanova is a reader in social and political thought at the University of Kent in Brussels. She has worked as a policy advisor to a number of international institutions, such as the United Nations and Transparency International.