Interdisciplinary Arendt: Pluralism, Promise, Problems 22nd - 25th August 2023

Interdisciplinary Arendt: Pluralism, Promise, Problems 22nd - 25th August 2023

Sharon Achinstein (Johns Hopkins University)

Sharon Achinstein is the Sir William Osler Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. She has been highly influential in taking forward and popularising the use of Arendtian ideas in considering Early Modern literary works, most recently in 'Milton's Political Ontology of the Human', ELH, Volume 84, Number 3, Fall 2017, pp. 591-616, which engages with the Arendtian concept of natality to explore the ground of the political in Milton's Paradise Lost.


Ronald Beiner (University of Toronto)

Ronald Beiner is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1982 he published an edition of Hannah Arendt’s Lectures on Kant’s Political Philosophy. He is the author of Political Judgement (1983); What’s the Matter with Liberalism? (1992); Philosophy in a Time of Lost Spirit (1997); Liberalism, Nationalism, Citizenship (2003); Civil Religion (2001); Political Philosophy: What is It and Why It Matters (2014); and Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger and the Return of the Far Right (2018).



Kathryn Sophia Belle (Pennsylvania State)

Kathryn Sophia Belle is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Penn State. She is an affiliate faculty in African American Studies, as well as in Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is the author of Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question (2014) She has also co-edited an anthology, Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy and is the founding editor of the journal Critical Philosophy of Race. Much of Belle's research has focused on critical approaches to issues of race, racism, feminism, and intersectionality.



Juliet Hooker (Brown University)

Professor Hooker is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. She is a political theorist specializing in racial justice, multiculturalism, Latin American political thought, Black political thought, and Afro-descendant and indigenous politics in Latin America. She is the author of Race and the Politics of Solidarity (Oxford, 2009) and Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento and Vasconcelos (Oxford, 2017). Her current research project examines the politics of loss, aspects of which have appeared in “Black Protest/White Grievance: On the Problem of White Political Imaginations Not Shaped by Loss,” South Atlantic Quarterly 116 no. 3 (2017): p. 483-504 and “Black Lives Matter and the Paradoxes of U.S. Black Politics: From Democratic Sacrifice to Democratic Repair,” Political Theory 44, no. 4 (2016): p. 448-469.