Lionel Ruffel

Jan. 22 - Feb 4, 2018
Lionel Ruffel is Department Head and Professor of Comparative Literature at Université Paris 8, where he has founded and continues to oversee the program in creative writing. Ruffel is the author of "Le Dénouement" (2005); "Volodine post-exotique" (2007); B"rouhaha, Worlds of the Contemporary" (2016 French, 2017, English). READ MORE

Juliette Volcler

January 25-30, 2018
Juliette Volcler is an independent researcher and sound curator. She is the author of two essays, "Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon" (The New Press, 2013) and "Contrôle: Comment s'inventa l'art de la manipulation sonore" (La Découverte / La rue musicale, 2017). She is the co-editor of, a website dedicated to radio and sound art critique. READ MORE

Alain Supiot

APR 8-21, 2018
Alain Supiot, is a legal Scholar, the founder of la Maison des sciences de l'Homme Ange Guépin, and co-founder of the Institute for Advanced Studies (l’Institut d’études avancées) in Nantes, which he currently presides over. In 2012, he was elected Chair of the «État social et mondialisation» at the Collège de France. Many of his essays have been published in English including The Spirit of Philadelphia (Verso), Homo Juridicus (Verso). His latest book La Gouvernance par les nombres (Fayard) will be published later on this year by Hart Publishing. READ MORE

Christophe Boltanski

Oct 23-30, 2017
PROGRAM FULL: New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston
Christophe Boltanski is the director of the French review XXI. Previously, he has worked for the daily le Progrès Egyptien, and the weekly L’Obs. He is the author of "Minerais de sang", "Chirac d’Arabie: Les mirages d’une politique française" and Les Sept Vies de Yasser Arafat (Grasset). He was the recipient of the 2015 Prix Femina for his novel "La Cache" (Stock), soon to be published by the University of Chicago Press. READ MORE

Jean-Yves Camus

NOV 6-19
Jean-Yves Camus is Director of the Observatoire des Radicalités Politiques (ORAP) at Fondation Jean Jaurès and Associate Fellow at Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS), . His research interests include the contemporary Extreme-Right movements in Europe and the history of the relations between Russia and Radical Nationalist movements in Western Europe. He has contributed to Eurasianism and the European Far Right: Reshaping the Europe-Russia Relationship (edited by Marlène Laruelle, 2015) and has just published Far-Right Politics in Europe (with Nicolas Lebourg) at Harvard University Press (March 2017). READ MORE

Françoise Vergès

Fall 2017
US Tour
Françoise Vergès is a consulting Professor at Goldsmiths College and the author of 13 books. She has published extensively on postcolonial theory, creolization, psychoanalysis, slavery and the economy of predation and Frantz Fanon and Aimé Césaire. She has directed two movies on the great Caribbean authors Aimé Césaire and Maryse Condé and organized a few exhibitions at the Louvre on slavery and women. READ MORE