Political philosopher, Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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Jodi Dean is a political philosopher who works in the fields of contemporary political theory, modern political theory, communism, theories of digital media, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, political theory and climate change. She has written a number of books, including Solidarity of Strangers (1996), Aliens in America (1998), Publicity’s Secret (2002), Zizek’s Politics (2006), Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies (2009), Blog Theory (2010) and The Communist Horizon (2012).
Dean collaborates with the Brooklyn-based art and activism collective, Not An Alternative. In her last book Crowds and Party (2016), Dean diagnoses an American Left splintered by individualism, but ripe for a return to one of the oldest organized political forms: the party.
Dean is the Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.