Issue 3, 2011
Lonneke van der Velden is a postdoctoral researcher at the research project DATACTIVE: the politics of data according to civil society, and teaches at the the New Media and Digital Culture program at the UvA. She is also part of the editorial board of Krisis, journal for contemporary philosophy.
Filippo Bertoni is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam. His research project is informed by empirical philosophy and anthropology of science, and it maps the practices of ecology to suggest how they can re- orient the notions of eating and the body in Western thought.
Rogier van Reekum is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Sociology of Erasmus University Rotter-dam. He is part of the Monitoring Modernity project (ERC starting grant) supervised by Prof. dr. Willem Schinkel (see: www.monitoringmodernity.eu). Within the project he is conducting research into the visualisation of irregu-lar migration across Europe. Rogier wrote his dissertation at the AISSR (UvA) on public and political debates over Dutchness (1972-2008) and published on nationalism, place making, citizenship politics, immigration policy and education. He is editor at Sociologie and Krisis, journal for contemporary philosophy.
Marieke de Goede is hoogleraar Politicologie aan de Universiteit van Am- sterdam. Zij coördineert het NWO-Vidi-onderzoeksproject European Security Cultures, dat preventieve en preëmptieve veiligheidpraktijken in de EU analyseert. Haar boek Speculative security. The politics of pursuing terrorist monies verschijnt in 2012 bij University of Minnesota Press. Pro- fessor De Goede is associate editor van het tijdschrift Security Dialogue en lid van de commissie Vrede & Veiligheid van de Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken (AIV).
Joost de Bloois is assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, department of Literary and Cultural Analysis, and a researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. He has published extensively on the nexus between culture, art and politics.
Beatrice de Graaf is associate professor (uhd) aan het Centrum voor Ter- rorisme en Contraterrorisme van de Universiteit Leiden (Campus Den Haag). Ze doet onder meer onderzoek naar ‘Enemies of the state: The making of a national security state in historical perspective’ (VIDI- project). http://hum.leiden.edu/history/enemies-of-the-state/.
Jaap Kooijman is universitair hoofddocent Media en cultuur aan de Uni- versiteit van Amsterdam en auteur van Fabricating the absolute fake. America in contemporary pop culture (AUP 2008).
Isabell Lorey, political theorist at the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (eipcp), based in Berlin, and member in the editorial board of the book series transversal texts. From October 2018 on she will hold the professorship for Queer Studies at the Academy for Media Arts Cologne. From 2015 – 2018 she was professor for Transnational Gender Politics at the Institute for Political Science, University of Kassel. Last book in English: State of Insecurity. Government of the Precarious, London/New York: Verso 2015. Currently she is writing a book on “Presentist Democracy”.
In and beyond the frameworks of the eipcp-platform transversal texts, the Zurich University of the Arts and other rather unidentifiable milieus, Gerald Raunig tries to focus, if possible, on dividualities and dissemblages, machinic capitalism and molecular revolution, technecologies and subsistential territories.
James Martel teaches political theory in the department of political sci- ence at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA., USA. He is the author of four books: Love is a Sweet Chain: Desire, Autonomy and Friendship in Liberal Political Theory (Routledge, 2001); Subverting the Leviathan: Reading Thomas Hobbes as a Radical Democrat (Columbia, 2007); Textual Conspiracies: Walter Benjamin, Idolatry and Political Theory (Michigan, 2011); Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Es- chatology of Sovereignty (Routledge/GlassHouse, 2011). His work concen- trates on the question of representation in its political, theological and linguistic senses.
Thijs Lijster (1981) studied philosophy at the University of Groningen and the New School for Social Research in New York. Currently, he is assistant professor in the philosophy of art and culture at the University of Groningen, and postdoctoral researcher at the Culture Commons Quest Office of the University of Antwerp. He published De grote vlucht inwaarts (Bezige Bij, 2016) and Benjamin and Adorno on Art and Art Criticism. Critique of Art (Amsterdam University Press 2017), and coedited De kunst van kritiek. Adorno in context (Octavo 2015) and Spaces for Criticism. Shifts in Contemporary Art Discourses (Valiz 2015). This interview is a prepublication for the book The Future of the New. Artistic Innovation in Times of Social Acceleration, which is to be published by Valiz publishers in spring 2017.
Pascal Gielen (1970) is director of the research center Arts in Society at the Groniningen University where he is associate Professor of sociology of art. He also leads the research group and book series ‘Arts in Society’ (Fontys College for the Arts, Tilburg). Gielen has written serveral books on con- temporary art, cultural heritage and cultural politics. In 2009 Gielen edited together with Paul De Bruyne the book Being an Artist in Post- Fordist Times (NAi) and he published his new monograph The Murmur- ing of the Artistic Multitude. Global Art, Memory and Post-Fordism (Valiz). In 2011 De Bruyne and Gielen edited the book Community Art. The Politics of Trespassing and in January 2012 their new book Teaching Art in the Neoliberal Realm. Realism versus Cynicism will be launched.
Gijs van Oenen is universitair docent aan de Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam en lid van de redactie van Krisis.