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Liu Xiaobo was a lecturer at Beijing Normal University until his arrest in the wake of the June 4 massacre. Since his release in 1991, he has continued writing on the Chinese political situation and was jailed for three years (1996-1999). Liu is one of the leading analysts of the Chinese post-totalitarian system, and is one of the most significant figures of Chinese dissent.
Kang Xiaoguang, of the Center for China Studies, (Guoqing yanjiusuo), Academy of Sciences, Beijing, and Tsinghua University, has written extensively on the Chinese political system. His positions, close to China's neoconservative movement, have been discussed extensively among the Chinese intelligentsia. A controversial figure, he enjoys the esteem of his peers.
Bernard Yack is the Lerman-Neubauer professor of democracy at Brandeis University. He is the author, among other books, of The Longing for Total Revolution, and Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community.
Andrei Yakovlev is the director of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
Dean Yang is assistant professor of public policy and economics at the Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics, University of Michigan. His interest include international migration, human capital, disasters, international trade, and crime and corruption, and he is currently conducting randomized field experiments in El Salvador and Malawi.
Daniel Yankelovich is research professor of psychology at New York University and visiting professor of psychology at The New School for Social Research. He wrote Ego and Instinct (with William Barrett, 1970) and Changing Values on Campus (1972).
Yevgeny Yasin is a former minister of the Economy of the Russian Federation and the current Academic Supervisor of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
Leland B. Yeager
Leland B. Yeager is assistant professor of economics at the University of Virginia, where he is also Executive Secretary of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Studies in Political Economy. He is now at work on a book dealing with international monetary economics.
Ruth Bernard Yeazell
Ruth Bernard Yeazell is Chace Family Professor and English Department Chair at Yale University. She is the author of Harems of the Mind: Passages of Western Art and Literature (2000) and Fictions of Modesty: Women and Courtship in the English Novel (1991).
Carlos Yescas is a PhD student in politics at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of Indigenous Routes: A Framework for Understanding Indigenous Migration (2008).
Wang Yi's research has been focused on strategic issues and public policy studies on sustainable development. He is also involved in a great number of research projects on China's development and environment. He is now working at the Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
Rafi Youatt is assistant professor of politics at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. His first book, Counting Species, examined the politics of global biodiversity and the changing modes of environmental governance that have worked in its name.
Lung-Chang Young, associate professor of sociology, Hobart and William Smith College, is currently preparing two studies on altruistic suicide and class conflict in Chinese society.
Young-Bruehl, a psychoanalyst in Manhattan, is the author, most recently, of Why Arendt Matters (2006). Her many publications also include articles for The Nation and the books The Anatomy of Prejudices (1997) and the biography Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World (1982, rev. 2004).
Yirmiyahu Yovel is Hans Jonas professor of philosophy at the New School University, and chairman of the Jerusalem Spinoza Institute. His books, in several languages, include Kant and the Philosophy of History (1980), Spinoza and Other Heretics (1989); Dark Riddle: Hegel, Nietzsche, and the Jews (1998). His essay is based on a new book manuscript, Marranos in Golden Age Spanish Culture.
Noam Yuran is a research fellow at The Minerva Humanities Center and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of What Money Wants: an Economy of Desire (2014).
Oksana Zabuzhkos recent works in Ukrainian include Shevchenkos Myth of Ukraine: Toward a Philosophical Verification (1997), the collection of essays Chronicles of Fortinbras (1999), and the best-selling novel Field Work in Ukrainian Sex (1996).
Perez Zagorin is a Fellow of the Shannon Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Milton: Aristocrat and Rebel (1992).
Leo Zakuta is a member of the department of sociology at the University of Toronto and author of a forthcoming book on the C.C.F. Party in Canada.
Richard M. Zaner
Richard M. Zaner, who is expected to receive his Ph.D. in June from the Graduate Faculty of the New School, will teach in the 1961 summer session of the University of Houston, and thereafter will go to Beaumont, Texas, as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lamar State College of Technology.
Angela Zanotti-Karp, who is a member of the faculty of the University of Rome, is writing a dissertation on Marxist theory and the intellectual under the Graduate Faculty of the New School.
Ricard Zapata-Barrero is associate professor of political theory at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and director of the GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration). He studies liberal democracies in contexts of diversity.
Robert Zaretsky is professor of french history in the department of modern and classical languages at University of Houston
Tat'yana Zaslavskaya is director of the All-Union Center for the Study of Public Opinion, attached to the Central Trade Union Council and the State Committee for Labor of the USSR. She is also president of the Soviet Sociological Association.
Elena Zdravomyslova is a researcher at the Center for Independent Social Research and co-coordinator of the M.A. Gender Program at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, European University at St. Petersburg.
Idith Zertal is professor of contemporary history at the Institute for Jewish Studies, Basel University. Her publications include Lords of the Land, 1967-2007 (2007) and Israel's Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood (2005). She is currently at work on a book of essays on Hannah Arendt as well as a translation into Hebrew of The Origins of Totalitarianism.
Eviatar Zerubaval is a professor of sociology at Rutgers University. He has published Social Mindscapes: An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology (Harvard University Press, 1997), and The Clockwork Muse: The Temporal Mechanics of Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books (Harvard University Press, in press). He is currently working on a book on the social structure of the past.
Yael Zerubavel, founding director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and Professor of Jewish Studies and History at Rutgers University, is the author of Recovered Roots: Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Tradition (1995), and 'Trans-Historical Encounters in the Land of Israel: National Memory, Symbolic Bridges, and the Literary Imagination,' in Jewish Social Studies (2005), among other works.
Bruno Zevi, formerly professor of the history of architecture at The University of Rome, is now editor of the magazine L'architettura--cronache e storia. His books include The Modern Language of Architecture (1978).
Michael Zhang is a senior researcher at China Labour Bulletin, Hong Kong. He is the lead author of several of the Bulletin's research reports, including 'Deadly Dust: The Silicosis Epidemic in the Guangdong Jewellery Processing Industry,' 'An Analysis of China?s Labour Law and Trade Union Law--Theory Versus Reality, and 'The Workers Movement in China, 2000-2004.'
Jarrett Zigon is the Porterfield Chair of Bioethics, professor of anthropology, and founding director of the Center for Data Ethics and Justice at the University of Virginia. His wide-ranging interests include the anthropology of ethics, the drug war, artificial intelligence, and datafication. His latest book is A War on People (2019).
Anton C. Zijderveld
Anton C. Zijderveld, assistant professor of sociology at Sir George Williams University, Montreal, has contributed to professional literature both here and in his native Holland. He has just finished a manuscript, 'Man in Abstract Society.'
Robert Zimmer is the president of the University of Chicago. A member of the National Science Board, he also served on the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science from 2008 to 2010. He is the author of two books and more than 80 mathematical research articles.
Min Zin's writings appear in the New York Times, Bangkok Post, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere. He is a Burma country analyst for several research foundations. As a high school student, he was a democracy activist and went into hiding for nine years to avoid arrest by the junta. He is currently a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
Marek Ziolkowski is associate professor and director of the Institute of Sociology at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.
Ljubomir Zivkovic, a surgeon, sociologist and philosopher of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, has written extensively in the fields of philosophy, psychology and sociology and is at present preparing three books on man in the world, the dialectics of the judicial process, and the sociology of the first class society.
Aristide R. Zolberg
Aristide R. Zolberg is Walter A. Eberstadt professor of political science and Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research. His publications include How Many Exceptionalism? Explorations in Comparative Microanalysis (2007).
Alexandra Zsigmond is an art director for The New York Times’ Opinion section. She curates illustration exhibitions, travels internationally to give talks on art direction, and has judged numerous illustration competitions.
Catherine H. Zuckert
Catherine H. Zuckert is Nancy Reeves Dreux professor of political science and editor-in-chief of The Review of Politics at the University of Notre Dame. Her books include Plato’s Philosophers (2009) and Postmodern Platos: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer, Strauss, Derrida.
Henri Zukier is associate professor of psychology and history at the New School for Social Research. He is currently completing a book entitled Genocide and Identity: The Roots of Good and Evil During the Holocaust.
Anatoly A. Zvorykin
Anatoly A. Zvorykin, professor of economics, heads a group in sociological research at the Institute of Philosophy under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He is a member of the President of the Soviet Sociological Association and Vice President of the Permanent Commission on the Sociology of Labor of the International Sociological Association.
Kazimierz Zygulski is head of the department of Sociology of Culture, the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. In addition to his many works on the sociology of industry and the arts in Poland, he is the author of the French volume Le Role de la Culture dans L'Utilisation des Divines.