Thomas DE ZeNGOTITA
Thomas de Zengotita taught at the Draper Graduate Program at New York University for 25 years and presently teaches an evening seminar at the Dalton School in New York City. He holds a BA, MA, and PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University. He was contributing editor at Harper's magazine from 2006 to 2011. Recent publications include "Ethics and Limits of Evolutionary Psychology" in The Hedgehog Review, Spring 2013; and “Freedom to Believe—or Not” in Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy: Defending Reason in a Free Society (Prometheus Books, 2018). His first book, Mediated, won the 2006 Marshall McLuhan Award. His second book, Postmodern Theory and Progressive Politics: Toward a New Humanism was published in 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan. He is now at work on a book for Stanford University Press called Toward a New Foundation for Human Rights: a Phenomenological Approach.
Liane Carlson is the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Religion and Media at New York University. She received her PhD in philosophy of religion from Columbia University in 2015. From 2015-2018 she worked as the Stewart Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. Her book, Contingency and the Limits of History: How Touch Shapes Meaning and Experience, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press in 2019. She is currently working on a new book on the refusal to forgive.
Mark Greif is Associate Professor of English at Stanford University. He is the author of The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973 (Princeton, 2015), a book-length study of postwar American humanism, and Against Everything: Essays (Pantheon, 2016), which includes several essay dealing with legacy of existentialism in contemporary culture. He is a founding co-editor of n+1.
Abby Kluchin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Coordinator of the Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies program, and Co-Director of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Ursinus College. She is also co-founder and Associate Director At Large of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.
Asad Haider is a founding editor of Viewpoint Magazine and the author of Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump. He is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Penn State University.
Justin e. h. smith
Justin E. H. Smith is professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot. He is the author of Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason (2019), The Philosopher: A History in Six Types (2016), Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy (2015), and Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life (2011), all with Princeton University Press. He is an editor-at-large of Cabinet Magazine. He is currently writing a book about the philosophical, scientific, and political aims of the Great Kamchatka Expedition of 1731-41.