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Pierre Pachet

Pierre Pachet, former professor of modern literature at the University Paris-7 has contributed to the translation in French of selected essays of H. Arendt (Penser l'evenement, Belin, 1989) and of W. H. Auden (Essais critiques, Belin, 2000).

Henry Pachter

Henry Pachter, formerly at the New School and the City University of New York, now teaches at Rutgers University College. He is author of Modern Germany (1979) and coeditor of Dissent.

Barbara Packer

Barbara Packer is professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her article, "The Transcendentalists," appeared in The Cambridge History of American Literature, Vol. 7 (1994) and "Emerson and the Terrible Tabulations of the French" is forthcoming in The Transient and Permanent in Transcendentalism (1999)

Vishnu Padayachee

Vishnu Padayachee is senior professor at the School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal. His articles have appeared in such journals as World Development, The Journal of International Development, and The Cambridge Journal of Economics. His books include Urban Vortex (2002) and the forthcoming volume The Development Decade: Social and Economic Change in South Africa (2005).

Saul K. Padover

Saul K. Padover is professor of political science and history in the Graduate Faculty of the New School.

Karl O. Paetel

John Palfrey

John Palfrey is the Henry N. Ess III professor of law at Harvard Law School and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Thomas I. Palley

Thomas I. Palley is assistant professor of economics in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. He recently completed Money, Credit, and Output: Macroeconomics with Post Keynesian Foundations (forthcoming 1995).

Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk has been the recipient of major Turkish and international literary awards. Among his novels are My Name Is Red (2001), The New Life (1997), The White Castle (1990), and The Black Book (1994). His work has been translated into more than 30 languages. He currently lives in Istanbul.

Fabio Parasecoli

Fabio Parasecoli is associate professor and director of the Food Studies Initiatives at The New School. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, his next book Knowing Where It Comes From: Labeling Traditional Foods to Compete in a Global Market is slated for 2017 publication.

Bhikhu Parekh

Bhikhu Parekh, lecturer in the department of political studies, University of Hull, has most recently published Dissent and Disorder and The Morality of Politics. He is at work on a book dealing with the role of violence in politics.

Michael Parenti

Robert L. Park

Robert L. Park is professor of physics and former department chair at the University of Maryland. He posts a weekly internet column on issues of science and society at

Harold T. Parker

Harold T. Parker, professor emeritus of history at Duke University, is now adjunct professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His books include The Cult of Antiquity and the French Revolutionaries (1937).

W. Hays Parks

W. Hays Parks is special assistant to the judge advocate general of the Army and adjunct professor of international law, American University School of Law. In 2001 he received the United States Special Operations Command Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, the command's top civilian award. His articles have appeared in numerous military and legal journals.

Chandrika Parmar

Chandrika Parmar is an associate professor at S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research. She is the director of the Programme on Development of Corporate Citizenship.

McKenna Parnes

J. E. Parsons Jr.

James Parsons

James Parsons studied philosophy at the New School for Social Research, and is now a student of sculpture in Mexico, D. F.

Prabhat Patnaik

Prabhat Patnaik has taught at the University of Cambridge and at Jawahaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where he held the Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair at the time of retirement and is currently Professor Emeritus. His recent books include Re-envisioning Socialism (2012) and, co-authored with U. Patnaik, A Theory of Imperialism (2016), and Capital and Imperialism (forthcoming March 2021).

Utsa Patnaik

Utsa Patnaik is Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal University, Delhi. She is the author of Peasant Class Differentiation (1987), The Long Transition (1999), and The Republic of Hunger (2007), and co-authored with P. Patnaik, A Theory of Imperialism (2016) and Capital and Imperialism (forthcoming March 2021).

Orlando Patterson

Orlando Patterson is professor of sociology at Harvard University. His most recent book is Freedom in the Making of Western Culture (1991).

Diane B. Paul

Diane B. Paul is professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and research associate at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

David Pears

David Pears, philosopher, is professor emeritus at Oxford University. He is the author of The False Prison: A Study of the Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy (1991).

Eric J. Pederson

Eric J. Pederson is a PhD student in the Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory at the University of Miami. His recent publications include "Do humans really punish altruistically? A closer look" (Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B., 2013).

Michael G. Peletz

Michael G. Peletz is professor and chair of anthropology at Emory University. His books include Gender Pluralism: Southeast Asia since Early Modem Times (2009), which was designated by the journal Choice as an “Outstanding Academic Title, 2009.”

Ann Pellegrini

Ann Pellegrini is associate professor of performance studies and religious tudies and Didrector of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. Her books include Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (coauthored with Jackson. 2004).

Francesco Pellizzi

Francesco Pellizzi is an associate in Middle American Ethnology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University and adjunct professor of art history at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science in New York.

Ian S. Penton-Voak

Ian S. Penton-Voak is a lecturer in psychology at the University of St. Andrews. He is principal author of "Female Preferences for Male Faces Change Cyclically" (Nature, 1999).

Arno Penzias

Arno Penzias is vice president and chief scientist at Bell labs, Lucent Technologies. He is the author of Digital Harmony (1995) and Ideas and Information (1989) and is currently working on The Next Fifty Years: Bell Laboratories Technical Journal.

Charmaine Pereira

Charmaine Pereira, an independent scholar-activist in Abuja, Nigeria, is Chairperson of the working group of the Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women, which presented a bill on violence against women to the Nigerian National Assembly. She has recently completed a study of gender and higher education in Nigeria, and is currently editing a collection of papers on globalization and democratization.

Carina Perelli

Carina Perelli is connected with the Peitho Society of Political Analysis in Montevideo.

Martin Peretz

Martin Peretz is chairman and editor in chief of the New Republic. He holds numerous honorary degrees, as well as the Medal of Distinction from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and the National Magazine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Essays and Criticisms from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Victor Perez-Diaz

Victor Perez-Diaz is professor of sociology at Complutense University of Madrid. He is the author of Spain at the Crossroads: Civil Society, Politics and the Rule of Law (1999) and The Return of Civil Society: The Emergence of Democratic Spain (1993).

Henry J. Perkinson

Henry J. Perkinson is professor of educational history at New York University. His most recent book is 200 Years of American Educational Thought (1976).

David I. Perrett

David I. Perrett is professor of psychology at the University of St. Andrews. He is principal author of "Effects of Sexual Dimorphism on Facial Attractiveness" (Nature, 1998).

Michel Perrin

Michel Perrin is a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and a member of the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale of the College de France and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He wrote Le Chermin des Indiens morts: Mythes et symboles goajiro (1976).

Charles Perrow

Charles Perrow, professor emeritus of sociology at Yale University, is the author of over sixty articles and six books, including Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies (1984, rev 1999) and The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters (2007).

Edward Peters

Edward Peters is Henry C. Lea associate professor of medieval history at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Shadow King: 'Rex Inutilis' in Medieval Law and Literature (1970).

Olaf Peters

Olaf Peters is professor of modern art history and art theory at Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg. The curator of “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” a 2014 exhibition at the Neue Galerie, his books include Otto Dix: The Intrepid Look (2013) and Max Beckmann: The Mythologized Modernity (2015)

Anna L. Peterson

Anna L. Peterson is professor in the department of religion at the University of Florida. Her publications include the books Martyrdom and the Politics of Religion: Progressive Catholicism in El Salvador’s Civil War; Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World; and Residence on Earth: Utopian Communities in the Americas, and two collaborative volumes: Christianity, Globalization, and Social Change in the Americas and Religions of Latin America: Histories and Documents in Context.

Brandt G. Peterson

Brandt Peterson is assistant professor in the department of anthropology at Michigan State University. He writes and teaches on political violence, the state, race, and nationalism in Latin America. He is currently writing a book about nationalism and identity politics in El Salvador.

E. N. Peterson

E. N. Peterson, who is teaching European and Asiatic history at Wisconsin State College, River Falls, has for some years been engaged in research in comparative political history.

Philip L. Peterson

Richard A. Peterson is professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University. He edited The Production of Culture (1976).

Dimitrina Petrova

Dimitrina Petrova is the executive director of the European Roma Rights Center in Budapest and teaches in the Human Rights Program of the Central European University in Budapest.

Adriana Petryna

Adriana Petryna is an assistant professor of anthropology at the Graduate Faculty and Eugene Lang College, New School University. She is the author of Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl (2002) and is coeditor of a forthcoming book, Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices, Studies. She is the author of numerous publications and also a regular contributor to the annual UNDP publication 'Latvia Human Development Report.'

Philip Pettit

Philip Pettit is professor of social and political theory at the Australian National University. His most recent publication is Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government (1997).

Dominic Pettman

Dominic Pettman is professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of numerous books, including Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines (2011) and Infinite Distraction: Paying Attention to Social Media (2016).

Kendall Pfeffer

Kendall Pfeffer is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at The New School for Social Research.

Paul A. Pfretzschner

Paul A. Pfretzschner is assistant professor of government, Lafayette College. He has published numerous articles on music, especially choral music in newspapers and magazines in Europe and America.

Edmund S. Phelps

Edmund S. Phelps is professor of economics at Columbia University. His books include Inflation Policy and Unemployment Theory (1972).

Andre Philip

Andre Philip is a former French Minister of Finance and currently chairman of the Socialist Movement for the United States of Europe. He is also professor at the University of Paris and the author of several books on economic and social planning including the two-volume L' Histoire des Faits Economique et Sociaux Depuis I800, which was published this year.

Lisa Phillips

Lisa Phillips, director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, has authored numerous catalogs, essays, and articles nationally and internationally. She has been named and featured as a top New Yorker by New York magazine and Time Out New York and was named one of the top 100 businesswomen of the year by Crain’s magazine.

Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget was professor of psychology, director of the Institut des Sciences de L'Education, director of the Psychological Laboratory of Centre International de L'Epistemologie Genetique, and director of the International Bureau of Education, all at the University of Geneva. His works include The Child's Conception of Space and The Child and Reality: Problems of Genetic Psychology.

Georg Picht

Georg Picht is director of the Evangelische Studiengemeinschaft and professor for the philosophy of religion, University of Heidelberg.

Mario Picon

Mario Picon is a doctoral student in public policy and international development at the University of Maryland and a consultant with the Development Research Group of the World Bank. At the time this paper was prepared, he was a senior research analyst at the Brookings Institution.

Jeffrey M. Pilcher

Jeffrey M. Pilcher is professor of history and cultural studies at the University of Toronto. His books include Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (2012) and The Oxford Handbook of Food History (2012). He is co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Global Food History.

David Pimentel

David Pimentel, professor of ecology and agricultural science at Cornell University, has authored Techniques for Reducing Pesticide Use: Economic and Environmental Benefits (1997) and co-edited with Marcia Pimentel Food, Energy, and Society (1996). He has committees for the National Academy of Science and U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy, among others.

Marcia PimentEl

Marcia Pimentel is a senior lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology, at Cornell University, and is widely published in her field.

Sanford Pinsker

Sanford Pinsker is associate professor of English at Franklin and Marshall College and the author of The Schlemiel as Metaphor (1971) and Still Life and Other Poems (1975).

Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Per Pinstrup-Andersen is director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). His prior positions include director of the Cornell University Food and Nutrition Program and member of the Technical Advisory Committee to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

Robert B. Pippin

Robert Pippin is Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Grüner distinguished service professor of social thought and philosophy at the University of Chicago. His publications include Modernism as a Philosophical Problem: On the Dissatisfactions of European High Culture (1991) and Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations (1997).

Jacqueline Pitanguy

Jacqueline Pitanguy, a sociologist and political scientist, is founder and director of CEPIA (Citizenship, Studies, Information, and Action) in Brazil. Author of numerous articles and coauthor of several books, she is a professor at the Pontificia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro and a former cabinet member and president of the National Council for Women's Rights.

Petr Pithart

Petr Pithart was the first postcommunist Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and a visting professor at Hunter College.

Frances Fox Piven

Distinguished professor at the Graduate School: City University of New York and coauthor, with Richard A. Cloward, most recently of Why Americans Don't Vote (1988)

Anke Plagnol

Anke Plagnol is a postdoctoral research fellow (Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship and Isaac Newton Trust, Cambridge) at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Her research interests include subjective wellbeing, gender equality, and female labor force participation.

Dwaine Plaza

Dwaine Plaza is a professor of sociology in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. His work addresses subjects including hybridity and segmented assimilation among second-generation Caribbeans, and new Internet communication technology as transnational bridges for immigrants living in the diaspora.

Helmuth Plessner

Helmuth Plessner is professor emeritus of philosophy and sociology at the University of Goettingen. He has written widely on biological philosophy in Germany, and is currently working on a book to be entitled Zur Anthropologie der Sinne.

Andrei Plesu

Andrei Plesu is professor in the department of philosophy of religion at the University of Bucharest, rector of New Europe College, Bucharest, and director of the weekly Dilemma, Bucharest. He is the author of The Language of Birds (1995). Plesu was the Minister of Culture in the first government after the Romanian Revolution (1989–1991).

David Plotke

David Plotke is chair of political science at the Graduate Faculty of New School University. His recent publications include Democracy and Boundaries: Themes in Contemporary American Politics and "The Success and Anger of the Modern American Right"; the introduction to a new edition of The Radical Right (Bell, ed., 2000). He is finishing Democratic Breakup: From the Civil Rights Act to the End of the Democratic Order.

John Plummer

John Plummer is curator of medieval and renaissance manuscripts at The Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City and professor of medieval art at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.

Thomas W. Pogge

Thomas W. Pogge is associate professor of philosophy at Columbia University and visiting scholar in the philosophy department at Harvard University. He is the author of Realizing Rawls (1989).

Richard Poirier

Richard Poirier is Marius Bewley professor of English at Rutgers University, editor of Raritan Quarterly, and author, most recently, of The Renewal of Literature (1987).

Claude Polin

Claude Polin is assistant professor at the University of Paris, Sorbonne. He has produced several articles on current French problems, and is now writing a volume on the theory of political regimes.

Robert Pollin

Robert Pollin is distinguished university professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His recent books include Back to Full Employment (2012), Green Growth (2014), Global Green Growth (2015) and Greening the Global Economy (2015).

Sheldon Pollock

Sheldon Pollock is Ransford professor of Sanskrit and Indian studies at Columbia University. He is author of The Language of the Gods in the World of Men (2006) and founding editor of the Murty Classical Library of India (Harvard). In 2010 he was awarded the Padma Sri by the government of India.

David Polonoff

David Polonoff is a freelance writer living in New York City. He has a master's degree in philosophy from New York University and has worked as a researcher on the Spencer Foundation Grant.

Leon Pompa

Leon Pompa is lecturer in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Vico: A Study of the New Science (1975).

Deborah Poole

Deborah Poole is assistant professor of anthropology in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. She is the author of Peru: Time of Fear (1992).

Ross Poole

Ross Poole is the author of Morality and Modernity (1991) and Nation and Identity (1999). He is currently working on a book entitled Past Justice. He was for many years head of the philosophy department of Macquarie University, and remains an adjunct professor there. He now teaches in the departments of political science and philosophy at the New School for Social Research.

Mary Poovey

Mary Poovey is professor of English and director of the Institute for the History of the Production of Knowledge at New York University. Her books include A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Sciences of Wealth and Society (1998) and Making a Social Body: British Cultural Formation, 1930–1864 (1995).

Roy Porter

Roy Porter is senior lecturer in the social history of medicine at the Wellcome Institute, London. He wrote English Society in the Eighteenth Century (1982) and edited Patients and Practitioners (1985).

Theodore M. Porter

Theodore M. Porter is professor and vice-chair for undergraduate affairs in the department of history at the University of California at Los Angeles. His publications include Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age (2004) and The Social Sciences in Cahan (2003).

Jerrold Post

Jerrold Post is professor of psychiatry, political psychology, and international affairs and director of the political psychology program at the George Washington University. His publications include The Psychological Evaluation of Political Leaders (2003) and Leaders and Their Followers in a Dangerous World: The Psychology of Political Behavior (2004).

Mark Poster

Mark Poster is professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. His most recent book is Sartre's Marxism (1979).

Moishe Postone

Moishe Postone teaches sociology at Frankfurt University and is working on a book on the theory of emancipation in Marx's Capital and Grundrisse.

Adam Potkay

Adam Potkay is William R. Kenan professor of humanities and English at the College of William and Mary. His most recent book, The Story of Joy from the Bible to Late Romanticism (2007), won the Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association for Best Book in Literary History and Criticism, 2006-08.

Claire Potter

Claire Potter is professor of history at The New School for Social Research and co-Executive Editor of Public Seminar. Her most recent book is Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy (2020).

Martin Potucek

Martin Potucek is the director of the Institute of Sociological Studies and an assistant professor at Charles University in Prague. His most recent work in English is Formation of Social Policies in Visegrad Countries in Alestalo and Kosonen, eds., Welfare Systems and European Integration (1996).

Jean Pouillon

Jean Pouillon is charge de conferences in the Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes and secretary general of l'Homme. He has published Temps et Roman, as well as many articles.

Joergen Poulsen

Joergen Poulsen is a lecturer in the Institute of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Walter W. Powell

Walter W. Powell is research associate in the department of sociology at the State University of New York—Stony Brook and the Center for Policy Research, New York City. His Getting in Print will be published in 1979.

Samantha Power

Samantha Power, a policy fellow at the Open Society Institute, is the former executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. She covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for the US News and World Report and The Economist. She is the author of A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (2002).

Séamus A. Power

Séamus A. Power is an associate professor of cultural psychology at the University of Copenhagen. His research on economic inequality, social movements, migration, culture, and morality has been published in leading international journals and featured in numerous international media outlets.

Allan Pred

Allan Pred is professor of geography at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is Recognizing European Modernities: A Montage of the Present (1995).

David Premack

David Premack is professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. His most recent book, with A. J. Premack, is The Mind of an Ape (1983).

Deborah A. Prentice

Deborah Prentice is provost and Alexander Stewart 1886 professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University.

Signe Preuschoft

Signe Preuschoft is research associate and adjunct assistant professor at the Living Links Center of the Yerkes Primate Center at Emory University. Her recent publications include Dominanc, Egalitarianism and Stalemate in Primate Males (Kappler, ed., 2000) and The Social Function of Smile and Laughter: Variations Across Primate Species and Societies in Nonverbal Communication: Where Nature Meets Culture (Segerstrale & Molnar, eds., 1997).

Gary Prevost

Gary Prevost is a professor of political science and Latin American studies at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on Latin American affairs, including Politics in Latin America: The Power Game (with Vanden, 2002) and Cuban–Latin American Relations in the Context of a Changing Hemisphere (with Oliva Campos, 2011).

Kenneth Prewitt

Kenneth Prewitt is the Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and advisor to the president of Columbia University. Recent books include The Hard Count: The Political and Social Challenges of Census Mobilization (2006), Politics and Science in Census Taking (2003), The Legitimacy of Foundations (2006), and What Is Your Race? The Census and Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans (2013). He has authored or coauthored another half-dozen books and more than 100 articles and book chapters.

Ludger Pries

Ludger Pries is professor of sociology at the Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He extensively works on international migration from a comparative perspective. His most recent publications include Migration und Ankommen. Die Chancen der Flüchtlingsbewegung (2016) and Cross-Border Migrant Organisations in Comparative Perspective (2012).

Christian R. Proaño

Christian R. Proaño is assistant professor of economics at The New School for Social Research. His main research areas are international finance and business cycle forecasting, and his work has been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; and Applied Econometrics, among others.

Jan S. Prybyla

Jan S. Prybyla, associate professor of economics at Pennsylvania State University, has written numerous articles for scholarly journals on comparative economic systems and socialist command economies.

Wojtek Przepiorka

Wojtek Przepiorka is assistant professor of sociology at Utrecht University. His research interests are in economic sociology, game theory, and quantitative methodology.

Franciszek Przetacznik

Franciszek Przetacznik, of the Division of Human Rights of the Secretariat of the United Nations, has been senior legal adviser of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has written on human rights, diplomatic and consular law, the United Nations and the International Court of Justice, and maritime law.

George Psathas

George Psathas, professor of sociology at Boston University, has written several articles on the sociological aspects of nursing. He is at present preparing a monograph on 'The Structure of Directions: An Analysis of an Everyday Activity.'

Enrico Pugliese

Enrico Pugliese is professor of sociology at the University of Naples.

Tom Pyszczynski

Tom Pyszczynski is professor of psychology at Colorado University, Colorado Springs. His research deals with the role of self-esteem, cultural world views, and interpersonal relationships in the management of anxiety and fear. He is co-author (with Solomon and Greenberg) of In the Wake of 9/11: the Psychology of Terror (2003)

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