Our Directors

Darin Barney is the Grierson Chair in Communication Studies at McGill University.

He is the author of several scholarly works, including One Nation Under Google: Citizenship in the Technological Republic (2007 Hart House Lecture); Communication Technology: The Canadian Democratic Audit (UBC Press: 2005); The Network Society (Polity Press: 2004); and Prometheus Wired: The Hope for Democracy in the Age of Network Technology (University of Chicago Press 2000). He is co-editor of several books and journal editions, including The Participatory Condition (University of Minnesota Press: 2016, with Coleman, Ross, Sterne and Tembeck); Community in the Digital Age: Philosophy and Practice (Rowman and Littlefield: 2004 with Andrew Feenberg) and a special issue of Theory & Event on Quebec’s “Maple Spring” (2012; with Brian Massumi and Cayley Sorochan).

Jodi Dean is the Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She is the author of editor of twelve books. The most recent is Crowds and Party, published by Verso in 2016.

Andreas Kalyvas is an Associate Professor of Politics and Chair at The New School for Social Research in New York. He has previously taught at the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He is currently co-editor of Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, a founding member of the online journal Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon, and co-director of The Radical Critical Theory Circle. His is the author of "Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinary" (Cambridge UP 2008) and the co-author of "Liberal Beginnings: Making a Republic for the Moderns" (Cambridge UP 2008). His work focuses on democratic theory and the history of political thought and his research interests are situated in the intersection of politics, history, and jurisprudence with a strong emphasis on the relationship between popular sovereignty and constituent power; resistance, sedition, and revolution; the norm and the exception; dictatorship and emergency rule; citizenship, postcolonialism, and migration.


Regina Kreide is a professor of Political and Social Theory and the History of Ideas at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. She studied Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy at the University of Cologne, Goethe University in Frankfurt and at Columbia University in New York. In 2001 – 2008 she worked as an assistant professor and senior lecturer of Social Sciences at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

She also taught as a DAAD Visiting Lecturer at the Universidad de Antioquia Medellin in Colombia and the University of Zurich in Switzerland. In the fall 2009 she was a visiting associate professor and Theodor Heuss lecturer at the New School for Social Research in New York, in 2014 a guest professor at  UAM Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico.


Dr. Magun was born in Leningrad in 1974 to a family of social scientists (and 1960s Communards). He studied in Moscow at School #57 and in the Psychology Department at MGU, later pursued lengthy political philosophy studies in the USA and France, and finally returned to his native city to teach at the EUSP and clarify the meaning of world events in Russian.

PhD degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Strasbourg. Based on his dissertations at these institutions, Dr. Magun wrote his book Negative Revolution: On Deconstruction of the Political Subject, which was published both in Russian and French, and will soon come out in English.


Banu Bargu (UC Santa Cruz)

David Strecker (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Massimiliano Tomba (UC Santa Cruz)