Critical Theory in the Global South

Critical Theory in the Global South Project
Inter-University Teaching Cooperations

Projects based at Northwestern

Short descriptions with links to faculty members and universities.

Northwestern and Stellenbosch University (South Africa): “Indian Ocean Epistemologies

Project Website

Stellenbosch University, South Africa | Website

Tina Steiner (English, Stellenbosch University) | Website

Evan Mwangi (English, African Studies, and Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University) | Website


Northwestern and University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa): “Trauma, Politics, and the Uses of Memory (Critical Theory in the Global South)

Project Website

University of Witwatersrand, South Africa | Website

Sarah Nuttall (Wiser Institute, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) | Website

Anna Parkinson (German, Critical Theory Cluster, Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University) | Website


Northwestern and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú: “Circulating Anarchisms and Marxisms in the Andes”

Project Website

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima | Website

Víctor Vich (Departamento de Humanidades, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) | Website

Jorge Coronado (Spanish & Portuguese, Northwestern University) | Website


Northwestern and Universidad Diego Portales (Chile): Aesthetics and the Critique of Political Theology (Critical Theory in the Global South)”

Project Website

Universidad Diego Portales, Chile | Website

Eduardo Sabrovsky (Instituto Humanidades, Universidad Diego Portales) | Website

Peter Fenves (German, Comparative Literary Studies, Jewish Studies, and Critical Theory, Northwestern University) | Website


Northwestern and Universidad Tres de Febrero (Argentina): After Foucault: Pluralizing Modernity, Sex, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism (Critical Theory in the Global South)”

Project Website

Universidad Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina | Website

Daniel Link (the Program in Contemporary and Comparative Latin American Studies, the Universidad Tres de Febrero) | Website

Alejandra Uslenghi (Spanish and Portuguese, Northwestern University) | Website

Mary Weismantel (Anthropology, Northwestern University) | Website

Marcela Fuentes (Performance Studies, Northwestern University | Website

Penelope Deutscher (Philosophy, Northwestern University) | Website


Northwestern and University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa): “Appropriation and Its Discontents”

Project Website

Huey Copeland (Art History, Northwestern University) | Website

Athi Mongezeleli Joja (University of the Witwatersrand)


Workshop: “The Decolonization of Critical Theory”

Project Website

Cristina Lafont (Philosophy, Northwestern University) | Website

Penelope Deutscher (Philosophy, Northwestern University) | Website


Linked Inter-University Teaching Cooperations (Critical Theory In the Global South Project)

Yale and Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (Chile): “Technologies of Critique: New Sources for Critical Theory”

Project Website

Paul North (German Languages and Literatures, Yale University) | Website

Willy Thayer (Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Chile) | Website


Rutgers and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: “The University and Its Publics: North, South, and in Between”

Project Website

Andrew Parker (Department of French and Comparative Literary Studies, Rutgers University) | Website 

Yolanda Martínez San-Miguel (Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University) | Website

Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui (American Studies and Comparative Literature, Rutgers University) | Website

Marisa Belausteguigoitia (Programa Universitario de Estudios de Género, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) | Website


Hacer Escuela/Inventing School: Rethinking the Pedagogy of Critical Theory

Project Website

Samir Haddad (Philosophy, Fordham University) | Website

Ariana Gonzales Stokas (Dean, Inclusive Excellence, Bard College) | Website

Jason Wozniak (Co-Director, Lapes/San Jose State University) | Website

LAPES (Latin American Philosophy of Education Society) Website


Related Projects - Upcoming conferences outside Northwestern

“The Critical Task of the University” | Website

“Critical Memory: Telling Political Time in the Political Afterlife of Violence” | Website

Critiques of Contemporary Violence” | Website

“Populism and Democracy” | Website