Samuel Rudin Professor in the Humanities
An academic and an artist, her work reflects and speculates on themes crucial to contemporary philosophy, aesthetics, political theory, black thought, feminist thought, and historical materialism. She is the author of Toward a Global Idea of Race (2007), A Dívida Impagavel (2019), Unpayable Debt (2022), Homo Modernus (2022), and La Deuda Impagable (2023) and co-editor (with Paula Chakravartty) of Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime (JHUP, 2013) and (with Mark Harris) of Postcolonialism and the Law: Major Works (Routledge 2018) and Indigenous peoples and the Law: Major Works (Routledge, 2019). Her several articles and essays have been published in leading interdisciplinary journals have been translated into several languages, including Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Swedish, and Danish. Her artistic works include the films Serpent Rain (2016), 4Waters-Deep Implicancy (2018), and Soot Breath/Corpus Infinitum (2020), in collaboration with Arjuna Neuman; and the art practices Poethical Readings and The Sensing Salon, in collaboration with Valentina Desideri. She has exhibited and lectured at major art venues, such as the Pompidou Center (Paris), Whitechapel Gallery (London) MASP (Sāo Paulo), Belkin Gallery (Vancouver), Guggenheim (New York), MACBA (Barcelona), Center for Contemporary Art (Glasgow), the 2022 Singapore Biennale, and the 10th Berlin Biennale. She has also written for publications for major art events (Liverpool Biennale, 2017; São Paulo Biennale, 2016; Venice Biennale, 2017, and Documenta 14) and featured in art publishing venues, such as Canadian Art, Texte Zur Kunst, Artalk, and E-Flux. She has taught at UC San Diego, University of British Columbia, and Queen Mary-University of London and visiting positions at Birkbeck-University of London, La Trobe University, University of Sao Paulo, Université Paris VIII and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Monash University Architecture, Design, and Art and serves as Faculty at the European Graduate School.