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Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian professor of Iranian Studies, the chair of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, and the director of Graduate Studies at the Center for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University. His recent publications include Close Up: Iranian Cinema, Past, Present, and Future (2001).

Robert Dahl

Robert Dahl is the Sterling professor emeritus of political science at Yale University. His most recent publication is On Democracy (1999).

Ralf Dahrendorf

Ralf Dahrendorf, formerly professor of sociology at the universities of Tubingen and Constance, is now a member of the Commission of the European Communities. His books include Essays in the Theory of Society (1969). 

John Dale

John Dale is an associate professor of sociology at George Mason University and the author of Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability (2011). His current research examines the impact of the transnational social innovation movement and the development of smart cities and social enterprises on institutional transformation.

Fred Dallmayr

Fred Dallmayr is the Dee Chair professor of political theory in the department of government at the University of Notre Dame. His works include Hegel: Modernity and Politics (1993) and The Other Heidegger (1993).

Lew Daly

Lew Daly is the director of the Sustainable Progress Initiative and a senior fellow at Demos. His books include God’s Economy: Faith-Based Initiatives and the Caring State (2009). 

Hubert Damisch

Hubert Damisch is the directeur d'études at L'Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. His most recent book is Ruptures-Cultures (1976).

E. Valent Daniel

E. Valent Daniel is a professor of anthropology at Columbia University. He is the author of Fluid Signs: Being a Person in the Tamil Way (1984). His recent publications include Charred Lullabies: Chapters in an Anthropography of Violence (1997).

Arthur C. Danto

William Darity

William Darity Jr. is the arts and sciences professor of public policy, a professor of African and African American Studies, and a professor of economics. He is also the director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality. 

Lorraine Daston

Lorraine Daston is director emerita at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and regular visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her most recent book is Against Nature (2019).

Sheila Greeve Davaney

Sheila Greeve Davaney, program officer for religion at the Ford Foundation, is the Harvey H. Potthoff professor of christian theology emeritus at the Iliff School of Theology. Her books include Pragmatic Historicism: A Theology for the Twenty-First Century (2000).

Marie David

Marie David is the chief data officer at Euler Hermès in Paris, France. She graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in applied mathematics and statistics. After holding various positions as an engineer in financial markets, she founded a publishing house: éditions rue fromentin, specialized in French and American fiction.

Joseph E. Davis

Joseph E. Davis is research associate professor of sociology and moderator of the Picturing the Human colloquy at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia. His most recent books are To Fix or to Heal, co-edited with Ana Marta González (2016), and Chemically Imbalanced: Everyday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery (forthcoming).

Katie Davis

Katie Davis is a doctoral student and research assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on adolescents' psychosocial development.

Amber Day

Amber Day is an assistant professor of media and performance studies at Bryant University. She is the author of Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate (2011).

John Day

John Day is a research associate at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and a lecturer in economic history at the University of Paris.

Lincoln H. Day

Lincoln H. Day, a visiting fellow in demography at the Australian National University, is one of the co-authors of the forthcoming Disabled Workers in the Labor Market

Malathi de Alwis

Malathi de Alwis is a senior research fellow at the International Center for Ethnic Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A founder of the Women's Coalition for Peace, she is co-editor of Embodied Violence: Communalizing Women's Sexuality in South Asia (with Jayawardena, 1996).

Carlos de la Torre

Carlos de la Torre is a doctoral candidate at the New School for Social Research.

Olivier de Schutter

Olivier De Schutter is a professor at the University of Louvain (UCL) and a visiting professor at Columbia University. Since 2008, he has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food. 

Ithiel de Sola Pool

Ithiel de Sola Pool is a professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also holds, among other posts, that of a consultant to various corporations and government organizations.

Nicolas de Torrente

Nicolas de Torrente manages a program to strengthen democracy in Uganda. He worked for 15 years with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, in roles including Executive Director of MSF in the United States. 

Hent de Vries

Hent de Vries is the director of the Humanities Center, a professor of philosophy, and the Russ Family Chair in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His publications include Minimal Theologies: Critiques of Secular Reason in Adorno and Levinas (2005) and Religion Beyond a Concept (editor, 2008). 

Frans B. M. de Waal

Frans B. M. de Waal is the C. H. Candler professor in the psychology department of Emory University and the director of the Living Links Center, part of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. His publications include Primates and Philosophers (2006)

Jacek Debiec

Jacek Debiec is a philosopher and a psychiatrist at the Center for Neural Science, New York University. He is the author and editor of, with Joseph LeDoux and Henry Moxx, The Self: From Soul to Brain (2003).

Befekadu Degefe

Befekadu Degefe was a research fellow in the department of economics at the New School for Social Research from 2008–2010. He has served as a senior economic affairs officer with the UN Economic Commission for Africa, a research fellow at the International Monetary Fund, a consultant to the World Bank, and the president of the Ethiopia Economic Association.

Guest Editor’s Introduction: Accountability for Development in Africa. 

Alexandra Délano Alonso

Alexandra Délano Alonso is an assistant professor of global studies at The New School and codirector of the Zolberg Center on Global Migration. She is the author of Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration Since 1848 (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Her work has been published in Political Geography, Politics and Society, International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and other journals.

Laura L. Del Pisotia

Andrew Delbanco

Andrew Delbanco is the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and the Levi professor in the humanities at Columbia University. Recipient of the 2011 National Humanities Medal, he is the author of many books, including, most recently, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (2012). 

Ralph Della Cava

Ralph Della Cava is a professor of history at Queens College of the City University of New York. 

Patrick J. Deneen

Patrick J. Deneen is an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. He has published on ancient and American political thought and is the author of The Odyssey of Political Theory.

Daniel C. Dennett

Daniel C. Dennett is the director of the Center for Cognitive Studies. He recently wrote Darwin’s Dangerous Idea (1995)

William Deringer

William Deringer is the Leo Marx Career Development associate professor of science, technology, and society at MIT. His book Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age (2018) examines how numerical "facts and figures" became an authoritative mode of public reasoning in Anglophone politics.

Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida is a professor at the École Normale Superieure, Paris, and is a visiting professor in the Humanities at Yale. His books in English include Writing and Difference (1978).

Terrence des Pres

Terrence des Pres teaches at Colgate University and is the author of The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps (1976).

Vincent Descombes

Vincent Descombes is in the philosophy department of the University of Paris—Sorbonne. His most recent book is Modern French Philosophy (1980). 

Alain Desrosieres

Alain Desrosieres is a member of INSEE, the French national statistical office. He is the author of The Politics of Large Numbers: A History of Statistical Reasoning (1998) and is currently engaged in research about the sociology of statistics, especially their construction and their uses.

Brian Dessureau

Felicia J. Deyrup

Felicia J. Deyrup is an associate professor of economics in the Graduate Faculty of the New School. 

Thorold J. Deyrup

Thorold J. Deyrup is associated with the law firm of BerIe, Berle, Agee & Land, and has served as a member of the Committee on International Law of the Bar Association of the City of New York.

Cora Diamond

Cora Diamond is the William R. Kenan Jr. professor of philosophy at the University of Virginia. Her most recent work is The Realistic Spirit: Wittgenstein, Philosophy, and the Mind (1991).

Stanley Diamond

Stanley Diamond is a distinguished professor of anthropology and the humanities in the graduate faculty, New School for Social Research, and a member of the board of editors of Social Research. He is also editor of Dialectical Anthropology. His most recent works, currently in press, are The Poetics of Anthropology and Return to the River: A Narrative Poem

Morris Dickstein

Morris Dickstein is a professor of english and film at Queens College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. His most recent book is Double Agent: The Critic and Society (1992). 

Jiri Dienstbier

Jiri Dienstbier, a former Communist Party member, is a Charter 77 spokesman and a member of the Committee for the Defense of the Persecuted. He was imprisoned for three years. 

Paul DiMaggio

Paul DiMaggio is a tutor and doctoral candidate at Harvard University. He wrote, with Michael Useem and Paula Brown, The American Arts Audience (1978).

Robert W. Dimand

Robert W. Dimand is a professor of economics at Brock University, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada. He publishes on the history of macro­ economics, the early history of game theory, and the history of women in economics.

Hasia Diner

Hasia Diner is a professor of Hebrew and Judaic studies and history, the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg professor of American Jewish History, and the director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University. Her books include Hungering for America: Italian, Irish and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration (2002).

Mikhail Dmitriev

Mikhail Dmitriev is the First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development in Russia.

Ernest Doblin

Richard E. Doblin

Richard E. Doblin is the founder and president of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. His publications include Leary’s Concord Prison Experiment: A 34-Year Follow-up Study in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (1998). 

Loreto M. Dominguez

Loreto M. Dominguez, chief of the Division of Economic Reform for the Pan American Union, has written numerous studies on problems of international trade and economic development, with special reference to Latin America.

Pablo Dominguez

Pablo Dominguez Galbraith, a PhD candidate in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University, studies migration, security, and human rights, drawing on narratives of violence, exclusion, refugee status, and human mobility across Latin America.

Ricardo Dominguez

Ricardo Dominguez is a cofounder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), which developed virtual sit-in technologies in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1998. He is an associate professor of visual arts at the University of California, San Diego, a Hellman Fellow, and the Principal/Principle Investigator at CALIT2 and the Performative Nano-Robotics Lab at SME, UCSD.

Virginia R. Dominguez

Virginia R. Dominguez is the codirector of the International Forum for US Studies and a professor of anthropology at the University of Iowa. Her most recent published works include From Beijing to Port Moresby: The Policies of National Identity in Cultural Policies (Gordon and Breach, 1998) and "The Racialist Politics of Concepts, Or is it the Racialist Concepts of Politics," published in Ethos (Spring/Summer 1997).

Merlin Donald

Merlin Donald is a professor of psychology at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and the author of Origins of the Modern Mind (1991). 


Sue Donaldson is a research associate and co-convenor of the Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Ethics research group at Queen’s University, Canada. She is the coauthor, with Will Kymlicka, of Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights (2011).

Daniel Doneson

Daniel Doneson is academic director of the Benjamin Franklin Project, Program in Society, Engineering and Ethics, Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has written and lectured widely on issues in philosophy, politics, and ethics, especially in relation to modern science and technology.

Strachan Donnelley

Strachan Donnelley, director of the Humans and Nature Program at the Hastings Center, is the author of Wolves and Human Communities (coeditor with Sharpe and Norton, 2000), and the article "Human Nature, Views of" in the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (1998). His current project is entitled Ideas of Humans and Nature.

John J. Donohue III

John J. Donohue III is the Leighton Homer Surbeck professor of law at Yale University. His recent major articles include "Uses and Abuses of Empirical Evidence in the Death Penalty Debate" (with Wolfers, 2005) and "The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime" (with Levitt, 2001).

Gary Dorrien

Gary Dorrien teaches at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. His many books include Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit (2012), and The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel (2015). This article adapts material from his book, Imagining Democratic Socialism: Political Theology, Marxism, and Social Democracy (forthcoming 2019).

James R. Doty

James R. Doty is the clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and the director of the Center for the Study of Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).

Carol Dougherty

Carol Dougherty is a professor of classical studies at Wellesley College. She is the author of several books and articles on the literature, politics, and history of mobility and settlement in archaic and classical Greece. Her most recent book is Travel and Home in Homer and Contemporary Literature (2019).

Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas taught anthropology at the University of London, Northwestern University, and Princeton. Her most recent book is How Institutions Think (1986). 

William O. Douglas

William O. Douglas is an associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

John Aubrey Douglass

John Aubrey Douglass is the senior research fellow for public policy and higher education at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the founder and head of the Student Experience in the Research University Consortium. 

William A. Douglass

William A. Douglass directs the Basque Studies Program at the University of Nevada. He is the author of Death in Murelaga and, with Jon Bilbao, of Amerikanuak: Basques in the New World.

Mark Dow

Mark Dow is author of American Gulag: Inside US Immigration Prisons (2004). He lectures in English at Hunter College and the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Anthony Downs

Anthony Downs, when he wrote this paper, was an assistant professor of economics and political science at the University of Chicago. At present, he is a consultant economist for the Real Estate Research Corporation. In addition to his 1957 book, he has written many articles for academic and professional journals. 

D. V. Dragunskii

D.V. Dragunskii is a contributor to Twentieth Century and Peace. 

Theodore Draper

Theodore Draper is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton  and a fellow of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford. His published works include "Gastonia Revisited" in Social Research (Spring 1971) and a history of American Communism.

Hubert L. Dreyfus

Hubert L. Dreyfus is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include What Computers Still Can't Do (3rd ed. 1992). 

Stuart E. Dreyfus

Stuart E. Dreyfus is a professor of industrial engineering and operations research at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book, with Hubert L. Dreyfus, is Mind Over Machine (1986). 

Daniel W. Drezner

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is the author of five books, including Theories of International Politics and Zombies (2011). 

Otniel E. Dror

Otniel E. Dror, MD and PhD, is a lecturer and the head of the History of Medicine Section in the Medical Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This article is part of a larger book project tentatively titled "The Science of Passion: Modernity and the Study of Emotions." His recent publications have appeared in Isis (1999) and Configurations (1999).

Andre du Toit

Andre du Toit is the emeritus professor of political studies at the University of Cape Town. His recent publications include Truth versus Justice (2000) and "Critic and Citizen: The Intellectual, Transformation, and Academic Freedom" in Pretexts (2000).

James J. Duderstadt

James J. Duderstadt is president emeritus and a professor of science and engineering at the University of Michigan. His interests include nuclear science, science and policy, and higher education. He chairs the division of policy and global affairs of the National Research Council.

Jackie Dugard

Jackie Dugard is the executive director of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa and a visiting senior fellow at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand.

Steven Duke

Steven Duke is a professor of law at Yale University. He has written on the problems of addiction and prohibition. He has published, with Albert Gross, America’s Longest War: Rethinking Our Tragic Crusade Against Drugs (1993).  He currently practices and writes in the area of criminal law.

Thomas Dumm

Thomas L. Dumm is the William H. Hastie ’25 professor of political ethics at Amherst College. He is a founding editor of Theory & Event, and the author of seven books, including Loneliness as a Way of Life (2008) and Home in America: On Loss and Retrieval (2019).

Stephen Duncombe

Stephen Duncombe is a professor of media and culture at New York University. He is the author or editor of six books, including Dream: Re-Imaging Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy (2007) and The Cultural Resistance Reader (2002). A life-long political activist, he is a cofounder and the current director of the Center for Artistic Activism.

John Dupre

John Dupre is a professor of philosophy at Birbeck College, University of London, and a senior research fellow at the University of Exeter. His most recent published work is "Metaphysical Disorder and Scientific Disunity," which appeared in The Disunity of Science (Stanford University Press, 1996) He is currently working on a book critiquing reductive explanations of human behavior.

Ratna Dutta

Ratna Dutta is an associate fellow at the Institute of Economic Growth of the University of Delhi and is well known as a contributor to various Indian political and economic journals. He is currently preparing a study of the social composition of political parties in India. 

Gerald Dworkin

Gerald Dworkin is a professor and chairman of the philosophy department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Gary Dymski

Gary Dymski is a professor and chair in applied economics at the Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. He has published extensively on subjects including financial fragility, urban development, credit market discrimination, and the subprime lending crisis. 

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