teaches writing at the University of Chicago and contributes to Splitsider, The Millions, and elsewhere. He lives on Chicago's Northwest Side.
is a fiction writer, essayist, and bike delivery boy living in Brooklyn, New York.
is a writer and former journalist based in New York, whose political writing has appeared in the Texas Observer, Social Text: Periscope, and the Guardian. He is currently a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow and PhD candidate in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU, where he is finishing a dissertation on the long history of conservative media activism in the U.S.
is an aspiring filmmaker and has been a contributing writer to the Zubaan Blog and a former co-editor of Camera Stylo, a University of Toronto publication.
is a writer living in Brooklyn. He covers startups, technology and culture. He blogs at General Assembly. Follow him @A__V__D.
is an astrologer, author, and yoga studio owner from the DC metro area. Adam holds an MA and MFA in creative non-fiction writing, and his first book, "Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest" was published by Tarcher/Penguin in 2010. Adam teaches astrology certification courses and offers private readings through the Nightlight Astrology school, which you can learn more about at: www.nightlightastrology.com
Adam Kotsko teaches in the Shimer Great Books School at North Central College. He is the author, most recently, of Neoliberalism's Demons and the translator of many works by Giorgio Agamben.
writes about politics, media, and technology. He is currently the point-of-contact for The Portland Occupier, and contributes wherever he can get a signal.
is an artist, researcher, writer and teacher based in New York City.
is a medical anthropologist, assistant professor at Brown, and a pop culture and political junkie
is a freelance writer and a contributing editor to the New Inquiry
Adrian Van Young
is the author of the story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything (Black Lawrence Press). His fiction and non-fiction have been published in Electric Literature, Black Warrior Review, The American Reader, Slate and The Believer, among other publications.
is a writer covering culture, technology, and identity. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Alex S. Vitale
is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College where he is coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project. He is also the author of The End of Policing, due out July 2017 from Verso Press.
is a student of black study from based in Southern California.
is a filmmaker, artist, activist, and educator.
is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Tel Aviv.
is an associate editor for New Orleans Magazine and Louisiana Life.
is an artist, designer and illustrator living in Boston, Massachusetts.
is a poet, independent scholar, and activist. She is coeditor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines and the Founder and Director of Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind, an educational program based in Durham, North Carolina.
is a writer and an assistant professor of literature. He is the author of 'Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism' (Zero Books, 2015) and many academic publications. As well as The New Inquiry he has written for publications such as The Guardian and The Huffington Post. He is the co-editor of Everyday Analysis.
is an assistant professor at Fordham University in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. She is the author of Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale University Press 2013)
is a writer whose cultural journalism and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, the Guardian, the New Inquiry, Hyperallergic, Maxim and Fusion. Ask her anything about selfies, tinder and the lesbian dick pic. She is based in Los Angeles.
Alicia Eler (@aliciaeler) is a writer, art critic, and culture journalist based in Los Angeles and a regular contributor to The Guardian, Hyperallergic, KCET Artbound LA, Artsy, and CraveOnline. She is the guest editor of the September/October 2015 issue of Art21 Magazine.
is a feminist academic based in Kuala Lumpur. She is currently writing a book on Islamic cinema in Indonesia.
is an anthropologist of contemporary Islam at the University of Chicago, focusing on Iran in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Alyson K. Spurgas
is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois. She has been involved with feminist organizing, research, and community-based sexual health education for the last fifteen years in Baltimore, Washington D.C., New York City, and now in St. Louis. She is currently working on a book on histories of sex therapy and the psychiatric study of sexual desire, with a specific focus on discourses about gender that are produced therein, and how those ideas affect people's sexual interactions.
is a writer and bookmaker living and working in Chicago, IL. She is member of Spudnik Press.
Amanda Mae Yee
writes about culture, rationality, and the body. She graduated with an MA in Medical Anthropology from SOAS, University of London.
is a Fulbright grant recipient in photography based in Azerbaijan. She has previously worked across the former Eastern bloc in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Her portfolio can be viewed online at www.amandarivkin.com.
lives in Durham, North Carolina most of the time. Her work has appeared in CutBank, Two Serious Ladies, 751magazine, and Ben Marcus's Smallwork. She does not regret getting an MFA.
is a design researcher and a PhD Candidate at the University of Washington. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
is the author of three works of fiction: AM/PM (Featherproof Books), Museum of the Weird (FC2), and Threats (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux).
is a New York–based artist who makes work in the form of texts, videos, and performances about culture and technology in America. This began with the change of their legal name to American Artist. They use this ambiguous position to make work that critiques systemic antagonisms in the United States. They completed an MFA in Fine Art from Parsons, The New School for Design and are currently a resident of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Affiliated Faculty of the Middle East Institute at Georgia State University. She is the author of Imagining Arab Womanhood: The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S.
Amy Gentry is a writer and critic with a PhD in English. Her debut novel, Good as Gone, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on July 26. She lives in Austin.
An Xiao Mina
researches the global internetz. She has presented her work at the Personal Democracy Forum, Microsoft Social Computing Symposium and in dimly lit, smoke-filled bars.
is the author of Mature Themes (Nightboat Books 2014). His writing has appeared in BOMB, Boston Review, Mousse, Triple Canopy, and elsewhere. He co-edits Wonder, curates the talks series at the Poetry Project, and lives in New York.
is a freelance writer currently based in the D.C. Metro Area.
Angela Mitropoulos and Matthew Kiem
live in Syndey. Angela Mitropoulos is an academic and theorist who has written extensively on the political-economy and financial systems of migration controls and borders, and Matthew Kiem is a design studies academic. He has been working with the xBorderOps network since his involvement in the 19th Biennale of Sydney boycott in early 2014.
teaches history at the City University of New York and runs the website studentactivism.net.
has written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Jezebel and elsewhere. She lives in Fort Greene with a ceramic dalmatian.
is a Berlin-based filmmaker and writer with a tragicomical passion for brain research. For her recent film This Unwieldy Object she travelled the US-American Highlands to investigate modern legends about dinosaurs, scientists and technological progress.
is a poet and an assistant professor of the liberal
arts at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Anne Elizabeth Moore
is a Chicago-based cultural critic and the author of Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity (The New Press 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh (Cantankerous Titles, 2011). New Girl Law, the follow-up to the latter, will be out in the Spring.
is a proud Indonesian citizen, concerned for holistic wellbeing as part of sociopolitical reconciliation. Their real name is protected to ensure their safety and that of their loved ones.
is an interdisciplinary artist whose works range from experimental games, digital media installations, performances, visual art, network + data applications and surveillance interventions.
His work marries practice with the conceptual, exploring the processes involved in formulating both. His body of work in games comprises of short-form experiments that serve as critical deconstructions of a conventional aspect of the games industry, medium and culture. His digital media projects focuses on embodiment, performance, surveillance serving a critical response to sociopolitical issues and techno-utopian ideals by evoking the absurd. He is also a critic whose work has appeared in different literary and academic publications like Arcade Review, Unwinnable and Paste.
is an anonymous group of filmmakers. They are the creators of the films Unclear Holocaust and Police Morality.
is the primary pseudonym of an author born in 1950. He has authored more than forty titles under this name and those of Elli Kronauer, Lutz Bassmann and Manuela Draeger. He won the Prix Inter for Minor Angels and, in 2014, the Prix Médicis for Radiant Terminus. His Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven is forthcoming in English this May.
is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles, CA
writes about politics, culture and sexuality. She is the author of The Stranger Next Door and Sex and Sensibility, and has contributed to The Nation, Jacobin, and other publications. She teaches at Rutgers and edits Contexts magazine.
is a freelance writer and community advocate based out of St. Louis.
Ashon Crawley, an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, is author of Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility (Fordham University Press), an investigation of aesthetics and performance as modes of collective, social imagination and, forthcoming with Duke University Press, The Lonely Letters, an exploration of the interrelation of blackness, mysticism, quantum mechanics and love. All his work is about otherwise possibility.
is the director of the documentary films Zizek! and Examined Life. She has written for Monthly Review, Adbusters, Salon, The Baffler, Bomb Magazine, n+1 and other outlets. She is the co-editor of the book Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America (Verso)
is a professor of sociology at the University of Cadiz. Among his research interests are trade unions, social movements, and the “third sector.” He has been affiliated with the CNT for almost 20 years and currently works as an advisor to the Sindicat d’Oficis Varis of the Port of Santa María. Solidaridad Obrera is published by CNT Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
is concerned with Arabic language, literature, and culture from all periods, with a focus on new literary genres in Egypt and Tunisia. His creative and critical works have appeared in Akhbar al-Adab, Jadaliyya, the Journal of Arabic Literature, Ma3azef, and Wasla.
is a technical writer, the editor of Island Demeter, and a member of #spamfm
is a freelance writer and organizer focusing on how networked media intersects with politics and geography. His work has appeared on SFAQ, Motherboard, SXSW, Hyperallergic and more.
edited and published Reggae Quarterly, the first international reggae magazine to focus on dancehall style music. Since that time, Ms. Lesser has written four books on the topic of dancehall reggae.
Beverly Akoyo Ochieng'
is a student of Literature from Kenya. She writes book reviews here and there, and would like nothing more than to write and be paid in books
is the founding editor of Jacobin, a print quarterly dedicated to culture and polemic.
is a writer living in New York. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Awl, VICE, and elsewhere. He tweets @bijanstephen.
is the author of two books: Communism for Children and Past Future: On the Loneliness of Communist Spectres and the Reconstruction of Tomorrow.
Bobby London is a despair propagandist from Los Angeles. There she co-host a weekly radio show on KPFK titled On Resistance and writes for her site ThisisBobbyLondon. Please support her work directly by becoming a patreon supporter.
is an independent scholar and writer living in Oakland,
California. He blogs at An und fur sich and Departure Delayed, and is
currently writing his first novel.
is an instructor at Pratt Institute and the Bruce High Quality Foundation University. Feel free to friend request or e-mail him, he'd be happy to talk to you.
is a graduate student in U.S. History at Stanford University.
is the author of several books, most recently Evening Oracle (Letter Machine Editions). He has lived the past year in Marfa (TX), Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Kure (Hiroshima), and Portland (OR), though lives, most presently, nowhere.
Brooklyn based and Cincinnati bred, is a Contributing Editor at Filmmaker Magazine and the director of Redlegs, a New York Times Critic's Pick. He makes a mean brunch on Sundays.
Brian Patrick Eha
is a professional writer and and holds an M.S. degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York, where he buys books, and, if there's any money left over, food.
Brian Whitener is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama and the author of Crisis Cultures: The Rise of Finance in Mexico and Brazil (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). Other projects include Face Down (Timeless Infinite Light, 2016), De gente común: Arte, política y rebeldía social, edited with Lorena Méndez and Fernando Fuentes (Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, 2013) and the translation of Grupo de Arte Callejero’s Thoughts, Actions, Practices (Common Notions, 2019).
is a Palestinian writer and activist based in Jerusalem. She blogs at budourhassan.wordpress.com.
C. Greig Crysler and Shiloh Krupar
C. Greig Crysler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Arcus Chair for Gender, Sexuality and the Built Environment, in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. He is author of Writing Spaces: Discourses of Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment and co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Architectural Theory. He is also co-organizer with Tiago Castela, of an interdisciplinary summer school and research program developed in conjunction with the Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, on the effects of austerity programs on European cities and citizenship.
Shiloh Krupar is a Geographer and Associate Professor and Field Chair of the Culture and Politics Program in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is author of Hot Spotter's Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste and interim co-director of the wishful federal agency National Toxic Land/Labor Conservation Service. Several of her published articles address waste, spectacle, and eco-cities in Shanghai, China and their changing forms of environmental citizenship.
Together, Crysler and Krupar are working on a book and accompanying exhibition, entitled Museum of Waste: Capital/Ecology/Sovereignty, that explores the intersections of financial, environmental, and juridical urban crises.
is the author of The Golden Road: Notes on my Gentrification (Penguin). Her fiction has appeared in Zyzzyva, Joyland, and Best American Short Stories 2016. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Paris Review Daily, Michigan Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and many other publications.
is a freelance writer and reporter from the Highlands of Scotland. She writes for The Sunday Times, New Statesman and others, and tweets @calflyn.
is a civil rights attorney in New York and the author of The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower (Verso).
uses ethnography to create projects that encourage different ways of living in and thinking about the contemporary age.
is a New York based writer working toward a PhD in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center.
is Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Chen has published poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews in boundary 2, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Crayon, 1913: A Journal of Forms, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
is an assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago. He writes and teaches about nineteenth-century Caribbean literature and its relation to imperial economic and political theory.
is an animator based in Los Angeles who has too many opinions to keep them all to himself. He writes about money, ludonarrative dissonance, and the disappointments of pop culture futurism.
is a biologist and writer based in Los Angeles. She is a founding editor of Method Quarterly.
is an associate professor at Tufts University. She is the author of Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke University Press 2010) and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke University Press 2016).
Christopher J. Lee
is a doctoral candidate in English at Brown University, and an infrequent author of semi-serious poems. He is a contributing editor at Recaps Magazine, where he’s written on apathy, astrology, and tattoos.
is a Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, where he is completing his first manuscript, DISASTER CAPITAL. His work has appeared recently in Guernica, The Journal, and Prairie Schooner, among other places. He lives in Oakland.
is a contributing editor at Jacobin and union staffer in New York.
is an associate professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. He is the author of The Textual Life of Airports and The End of Airports.
Christopher T. Fan
is a co-founder of Hyphen magazine, and a PhD candidate in English at UC Berkeley.
plays in a band called YACHT & writes about science, mostly.
Claire Harlan Orsi
writes fiction and essays as a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
is the author of Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith, and Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius.
teaches political theory and information ethics at the University of Oregon. His next book project is a genealogy of the politics of information.
Conor Tomás Reed
has been a student, teacher, archivist, and activist in the City University of New York since 2006. Conor is a co-founding member of the Free University of New York City and CUNY for Palestine, and on the research council of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.
Cora Currier is a national security reporter for The Intercept. She has also worked at ProPublica and The New Yorker and her poems have been published in here/there and epiphanymagazines, among others.
is the West Coast Editor at Gawker. His work has appeared in or on National Geographic, USA Today, The Awl, The Root, NPR, and others.
is a writer and bookseller from New York. He co-owns Book Thug Nation and Human Relations in Brooklyn.
is a precariously employed machine operator in a small town north of Kansas City, Mo. He grows food on reclaimed public land and tweets from a prepaid phone.
is a filmmaker, photographer and writer living in Los Angeles. She is interested in forms of mobility and future feminisms.
is an assistant professor of Spanish at Portland State University. He writes and teaches about contemporary aesthetic culture and works as an editor for Rattapallax poetry magazine.
is an oral historian, archivist and media artist who collects stories that highlight the meaningful connections between people, communities and public policy. Her current project, "Cities for People, Not for Profit: Gentrification and Housing Activism in Bushwick," focuses on engaging community activists to use oral history as a strategic tactic to combat displacement.
focuses on colonial Latin America, especially on race and racialization under Spanish colonialism, as well as history/historiography, materiality, and indigenous studies with a special focus on Nahuatl.
lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. He teaches at Western New England University.
is the author of the ebook ‘Utopia and the Valley of Tears: A journey through the Spanish crisis’, available here http://www.amazon.com/Utopia-Valley-Tears-journey-ebook/dp/B008YF7DRG.
is an artist and graduate student at Lesley College of Art & Design. You can find her on a train somewhere between Boston and New York, or at danielleezzo.com. Twitter: @danielleezzo
cooks, codes, tutors, & shoots, when not inundated with political science. She prefers two wheels to four unless it's raining, and plays enough video games to be confused with a seventeen-year-old boy.
is a fashion illustrator and trend theorist. She posts about a post-material world at Final Fashion.
is a feminist living in New York and the creator of the poetry project, ourbodies.biz.
is an anthropologist and the author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
is the pen name of David Plotz, a Columbia '06 graduate who is not the editor of Slate. He edits for Bloggingheads and other publications, but still has trouble getting dressed in the morning.
is a writer and translator living in Brooklyn. He was born in Bogotá and has lived for long periods of time in Colombia and the United States.
is the founding editorial director of Sexto Piso, Mexico’s most prominent independent publishing house and winner of the 2004 International Young Publisher of the Year Award. He studied political science at Mexico’s National University (UNAM), where he graduated with a thesis on the concept of power in the works of George Orwell. He writes a weekly column for the national newspaper Milenio, and has translated books by authors including Morris Berman, George Orwell, and Somerset Maugham. A Zero-Sum Game is Rabasa’s debut novel, and was originally published in Mexico by Sur+. He was named one of the top 20 Mexican writers under the age of 40 by Hay Festival, the British Council, and Conaculta as part of their Mexico20 project. He currently resides in Mexico City.
is the Clay Felker Fellow at Duke Magazine and author of Abraham's Daughters. She holds an M.A. in Religious Studies and Journalism from NYU, and has blogged for The New Yorker and The Revealer. When not writing, she is probably traveling (or thinking about it).
is a doctoral candidate in historical musicology. Her research interests include musico-poetics, fidelity and reproduction, and affective histories of musical media. She lives in New York City.
Elizabeth R. Johnson
teaches environmental studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She writes about the bioeconomy, the study of marine organisms, and the labor of putting life to work.
is a PhD candidate in Evolutionary Biology at the City University of New York. He is currently conducting research at the Center for the Study of Cultural Evolution in Stockholm, Sweden.
is a PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and holds graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge and Columbia University. He was Fulbright-Alistair Cooke Scholar for 2010, and his writing on politics, culture and literature has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, Guernica and The London Review of Books. He is senior editor at Africa is a Country, a web magazine of African political and cultural affairs. Elliot’s current research examines colonial reparations claims and questions of narrative.
Elliott Prasse-Freeman and Sayres Rudy
Sayres Rudy, academic vagabond, was raised by birds of prey and writes about politics and philosophy.
Elliott Prasse-Freeman is a founding research assistant at the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights and an advisory board member with the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program.
is currently working as a researcher in the A2K4D center at the American University in Cairo. Her interests include: material culture, body politics and pop culture.
Emily J. Lordi
s an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the author of Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature (2013). She is writing a book on the meaning of soul.
is a poet and writer living in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Her work has been published in Boston Review, The New Inquiry, DIAGRAM, Drunken Boat, and Gulf Coast. She also co-edits JERRY Magazine
Emma Claire Foley
is an A.M. student in Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
has written about books and culture for The Awl, Salon, Words Without Borders, and many other publications.
Emma is a PhD student and instructor at Virginia Tech. She also likes to write music and fiction, and tweets @turing_tests.
En Liang Khong
is an MPhil researcher in Chinese Studies at Oxford University. He freelances for the Daily Telegraph and the New Statesman .
is a PhD candidate in Indiana University's Department of Communication and Culture.
is a writer, teacher, and labor activist. He tweets @_erikforman and lives in the Bronx.
is an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley.
Esmé Weijun Wang
lives in San Francisco. She writes and produces creative projects at http://www.esmewang.com/
is the online editor for Nexos, Mexico’s leading political magazine. He previously edited the Security section at Reforma, a national daily, and has been working as a journalist since 2008. His first novel is scheduled to be released next year.
Eunsong Kim and Maya Isabella Mackrandilal
are writers and educators. Eunsong Kim is also a researcher mostly residing in San Diego. Her writings have appeared in AAWW's The Margins, Model View Culture, Iowa Review, Seattle Review, Tinfish, Denver Quarterly and others. Find her @clepsydras. Maya Isabella Mackrandilal is also a Chicago-based artist. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Studio Art from the University of Virginia. She tweets about art, race, gender, and pop-culture @femme_couteau.
is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her first book, Faked in China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, and Globalization will be released by Indiana University Press.
is a visually striking dark comedy featuring a strong female lead.
Francisco Salas Pérez
is a poet and student in computational linguistics at the Graduate Center, CUNY. They work on Southeastern Totonac, a highly endangered language of eastern Mexico. They write on indigeneity, science, and technology.
is a graduate student. He has written for Culture11, Balloon Juice, Wunderkammer Magazine, Consider, the League of Ordinary Gentlemen, The New Inquiry, and at his political blog, L'Hôte.
is a multi-media artist and the author of the poetry and short story collection, Alone With Other People.
is an academic and writer. His essays have appeared in publications including Dissent, Jacobin, and the Los Angeles Review of Books
is associate editor of The Baffler and the author of What Are Intellectuals Good For? and The Modern Predicament.
teaches 20th- and 21st-century literature in the English department at Marquette University. He primarily writes about the relationship between the science fiction genre and contemporary global politics.
is a poet and a graduate student in the English department at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2013, she was a co-organizer of the Conference on Ecopoetics at Berkeley.
is a writer of features, essays and criticism for The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, The Guardian, among others.
is an independent researcher based in Wellington, New Zealand. His main research interests are cultural theory and in particular the relationship between memory and technology.
is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and an assistant professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.
Haley Mlotek is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She is currently working on a book about romance and divorce.
writes about Web culture and media studies. He tweets @PlanetHozz.
is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is a columnist at MTV News, and a Callaloo creative writing fellow. His first full-length collection of poems, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released by Button Poetry in July 2016.
Hannah is a contributing writer at Jezebel and an editor at Mask magazine. Her writing has been published by the Nation, the Intercept, the New Republic, the Believer, the Village Voice, and others.
is a writer and researcher based in London, UK. She is currently pursing a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, undertaking a study of internet memes and theorizing them as a field of communicative practice.
is interested in the intersections of feelings and politics in contemporary American literature, art, and culture.
writes about revolutionary psychologies, neuronal ideologies and communist brains. She is working on a PhD on Soviet psychology and neurology at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Haris A. Durrani
is an author, engineer, and academic. His debut, Technologies of the Self, won the Driftless Novella Contest. His stories and nonfiction have appeared in Analog, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Skin Deep’s “Imagining 2043,” Catapult, and Media Diversified.
is a writer and artist living and working in Philadelphia.
has published fiction and non-fiction with The New Inquiry, Vice, The Rumpus, Bookslut, Brooklyn Based, The Brooklyn Rail, the Notre Dame Review, and Soon Quarterly, among other places. Find her on twitter @helenavonsalome.
writes about culture for The Guardian, NY Observer, The Telegraph, The Times of London, and others.
Hermione Hoby and Michael Barron
—Hermione Hoby is a freelance journalist who writes about culture, especially books, music, and gender for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Observer. Some of her recent interview subjects include Ronnie Spector, Margaret Atwood, Jeff Bridges, Cat Power, and Dev Hynes. Michael Barron works as an editor and the director of publicity for the independent publishing house New Directions. He has written for The Believer, BOMB, and Tin House. He also plays percussion in the band Megafortress.
is a London-based writer and the editor of Review 31. He is co-editor, with Mike Gonzalez, of 'Arms and the People: Popular Movements and the Military from the Paris Commune to the Arab Spring' (Pluto Press, 2013).
is a writer and artist based in London. He has written for Rhizome, The White Review and also online under the name Spitzenprodukte.
is a Political Theorist at the European Institute of Progressive Cultural Policies (eipcp) in Berlin and professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Kassel.
is a contributing editor of Mask Magazine. She's a pedagogue and has-been youth organizer. She writes about friendship and intimacy under capitalism. Isabelle is also a founding editor at youngist.org.
Photographer / Filmmaker / Writer / Philosopher / Cultural Theorist / Nashville, TN. Seeking authentic pursuits of the mind. I like to create things.
is a writer, commentator and blogger for the Financial Times and its blog FT Alphaville.
is Assistant Professor of Economics at John Jay College-CUNY and Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.
, also known as DJ /rupture, is an artist whose recent projects include Sufi Plug Ins and The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner. He is currently writing a book on music at the dawn of the digital century for Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Jack Kahn is an artist and researcher located in New York City.
is a freelance journalist and book critic in New York. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Bookforum, Tablet, The Daily Beast, VQR, the Christian Science Monitor, The National, and The Atlantic. He is also a contributing editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review and a columnist for Jewcy.
is a writer in New York. She most recently carried out research about Paris and its myths as a Fulbright fellow there.
is the name of the joint project and shared affinity of writers China Miéville and Evan Calder Williams. It is concerned primarily with capital, waste, salvage, and the underground histories that link and threaten to unlink the three.
is a doctoral student in the history and theory of architecture at Columbia University and a partner at milligram-office, an interdisciplinary design firm. He lives in Brooklyn and Ann Arbor.
is the founder and editor of writinginpublic.com, an online journal that promotes the art and intelligence of the essay across boundaries and borders. His essays and reviews have been published in Painted Bridge Quarterly, Gay and Lesbian Review, Lambda Literary and The Smart Set, where he writes a bi-weekly visual arts column. He has taught writing at The American University, The New School, and Princeton University, and currently teaches in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University.
is a trans south asian artivist-techie based in New York and one-half of the duo Darkmatter. You can read more of their work at queerdarkenergy.tumblr.com.
is a writer and graduate student in Oakland.
is a writer and translator based in Vermont and Berlin. She studied religion and anthropology at Harvard Divinity School, and has contributed to the Times Literary Supplement, the Paris Review Daily, Nerve, GlobalPost, and Asymptote Journal.
is a Cree/Dene doctoral candidate in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, where he studies Indigenous art, media and decolonization, and the creative producer of Revolutions Per Minute.
is a reader in human geography at University College London. He's the author of Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero: Metaphors, Narratives, and Geopolitics, Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity, and the co-editor of Mapping the End Times: American Evangelical Geopolitics and Apocalyptic Visions.
is a doctoral candidate in English at Indiana University. She writes on nineteenth-century British literature and lives in Brooklyn.
is the editor of Overland literary journal and the author of, most recently, Money Shot.
Jenna Brager and Bailey Kier
Jenna Brager and Bailey Kier share interests in critical science studies, science fiction, and looking up. Jenna is a doctoral student at Rutgers University in Women's and Gender Studies, and Bailey is a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park in American Studies. They are dorbs.
JB Brager is a PhD candidate at Rutgers University in Women's & Gender Studies. They teach feminist theory and cultural studies. Their research looks at the ways in which the human as a category of recognition is made and unmade through images, histories of indigenous dispossession and genocide, and claims to the body in the afterlife of slavery and colonialism. They also draw comics.
Jenna M. Loyd
is a wandering geographer based in Milwaukee. She is the author of Health Rights Are Civil Rights: Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963-1978, and co-editor of Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis.
is books editor of Reason. He is the author of The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory (HarperCollins) and Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America (NYU Press).
is a geographer and interdisciplinary scholar originally from central Pennsylvania. She is currently an AW Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interests include ocean space, environmental politics, and cultures of knowledge and uncertainty.
writes for The Daily Beast, B&N Review, Bustle, Lit Hub, The Lineup, and more. Classically trained opera soprano. Founder and host of @dear_lydeparted.
is a researcher for The Intercept. He lives in New York City.
is Assistant Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. In
addition to numerous articles and reviews, he is the editor of You Work Tomorrow: An
Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929-1941 (University of Michigan Press) and the
author of two new books, Hog Butchers, Beggars, and Busboys: Poverty, Labor, and the
Making of Modern American Poetry (University of Michigan Press) and Class Dismissed:
Why We Can’t Teach or Learn Our Way out of Inequality (Monthly Review Press).
Jonathan W. Gray
is an Assistant Professor of English at John Jay College--CUNY. His book Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination goes on sale on February 1st.
is an author and critic based in Pomona, California. For more information, visit his website or his wikipedia page which, he assures us, is reasonably accurate.
is an author of technology eBooks and tutorials, a broadcaster, product manager and disability advocate.
creates The New Inquiry's crossword puzzle, which he hopes will lead solvers to a mental zugzwang of sorts. He writes for The Economist, ESPN, and The Wall Street Journal, among others, and teaches in New York.
is a writer, reporter, and editor living in Los Angeles where he's pursuing a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at UCLA.
is an undergrad at the University of Chicago studying English.
is a Montreal-based student who writes about contemporary art and politics. He's currently working on projects about the artist Paul McCarthy and the Red Army Faction, and recently finished a stint at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
is associate professor of geography at Vassar College. His research interests include socioterritorial boundaries and mobility, violence and inequality, and political ecology; he has conducted research in East Timor, Mexico, and the United States-Mexico border region.
is policy director at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of Philosophy for Life, and Other Dangerous Situations:
is a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Southern California and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She is currently working on a manuscript on Early Modern utopianism and the prehistory of sociology.
is a freelance journalist and writer based in London. She writes for the Guardian, the New Statesman, and elsewhere on literature, film, art, gender, sexuality, media, and sport.
is a writer whose work has appeared in Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Tin House, N1FR, Publisher's Weekly and Conjunctions, where he is a senior editor. He currently teaches at Columbia University.
is a civil liberties advocate, organizer, and troublemaker. They enjoy dogs, food, and smashing oppressive systems.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
is a Brooklyn-based conceptual artist working primarily with photography, installation, and texts. She is Arts Editor for Spook Magazine.
is associate editor of Creative Time Reports. He writes about contemporary art, digital media and cultural politics for publications including Art in America, Art-Agenda, Art Newspaper, BOMB and The Brooklyn Rail.
is a Lecturer in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh.
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
is writer and translator based in New York City and Cambridge, MA. She has written for The Atlantic and is the senior contributor to This Recording.
is doctoral candidate in Cinema Studies at New York University, where he is writing a dissertation on low-budget horror films in 1980s India. Kartik is an Associate Editor for Bio-Scope, a journal dedicated to South Asian Screen Studies.
is a filmmaker and writer from New York. She is the author of mirrorfilm.org and a contributing critic for Ebert Presents At the Movies.
researches how people engage with networked technologies. She is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research (Social Media Collective), and a visiting professor at the MIT Center for Civic Media. She has published a book, "Adult Themes."
is a writer living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Dissent, Model View Culture, Aeon Magazine, and The New Yorker. She is the author of The Boy Kings, an early history of Facebook.
is a JD/Phd student at Yale Law School and the Yale Department of History, working on queer and trans* legal history of 20th century U.S. Prior to starting graduate school, they worked as a community organizer in New York, and as a photographer and oral historian in Argentina thanks to a Fulbright Research Grant. You can find their writing in lefty magazines, including Jacobin Magazine where they are a contributing editor.
is the author of the novels O Fallen Angel and Green Girl, as well as the critical memoir Heroines. She lives in a cottage in North Carolina with her partner, John, and her puppy Genet.
is a recent graduate of Harvard University. She will begin her MFA in fiction at NYU in the fall.
is a performance maker and writer based between Istanbul and New York. She makes performance as Sister Sylvester.
Katie J.M. Baker
is a reporter with special attention towards covering sexual violence and higher education
grew up in Montreal and now lives ill-advisedly far away. She is a contributing editor at GUTS Magazine.
is a novelist and essayist from Istanbul. L'avventura (Macera), his first novel, was published in Turkey in 2008. He is currently working on his second novel.
writes about ideas, culture, and people who do things. She lives in between a paved-over aboriginal trail and a giant lake, in Toronto.
is the Executive Director of The Asian American Writers' Workshop and the 2009 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for his poetry collection Juvenilia. A founding contributor to Arts & Letters Daily, he is one of the founders of CultureStrike, a national pro-immigration movement which organized 300 writers to boycott Arizona in the wake of SB1070.
is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Berkeley. She writes about popular musicking, neoliberal subjectivation, and the formation of translocal senses of belonging in Morocco and elsewhere.
Kenne Mwikya and Okwiri Oduor
Okwiri Oduor is an East African writer. She lives in Nairobi, mainly avoiding a career in law. She is currently working on her first novel. Kenne Mwikya blogs at kennemwikya.wordpress.com
is a writer from Dublin, Ireland. His work has appeared in The Stinging Fly, The Quarterly Conversation, 3:AM Magazine and Totally Dublin. He currently lives in Munich, Germany.
is an Indonesian writer, poet, and artist in London. She works, is published, and has been given grants and street food options internationally. Okka's poetry-art book Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis Press) is out November 2016, and she is co-editor, with Ng Yi-Sheng, of HEAT: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology (Buku Fixi Publishing, 2016). She is currently co-editing Nine Arches Press' UK D/deaf and disabled poets' anthology, with Sandra Alland and Daniel Sluman, and is a PhD by practice candidate in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths. More info at http://www.khairanibarokka.com. Say hi: @mailbykite.
is a graduate student in Yale's combined Film Studies and History of Art PhD programme.
is a professor of comparative literature at New York University. She is the author of numerous books, including Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture, and May '68 and its Afterlives.
lives in Santa Barbara, California and is completing a Ph.D. dissertation on the history of the idea of cultural work.
describes himself as a "public sociologist who endeavors to open up dialogue which deepens the understanding of public issues with audiences beyond the academy." Lacino can be reached at: Lacino Hamilton 247310, Chippewa Correctional Facility, 4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, MI 49784 or via www.jpay.com
is a Montreal-based art critic, dream-weaver, visionary, plus game designer. She has written for Kill Screen, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard and Paste among others.
Laura Anne Roberston
is a student Mental Health Nurse and a materialist feminist. She is from Glasgow but now lives in London, UK.
lives in Toronto, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Ryerson University. Her research focuses on sites of literary sociality and social reform at the turn of the 20th century.
is an art writer and producer based in London. Her research interests include the relationship between art and the city as well as relationships between materiality and causality in art.
Laura Rena Murray
is an investigative journalist who tackles public interest and accountability stories to expose corruption, abuse or human rights violations across the world.
is a doctoral fellow in history of science at MIT, and the author of a forthcoming book about animal insanity for Simon and Schuster. She also makes concerts happen for gorillas, seals, buffalo...
is George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Chicago. Her books include: Desire/Love (Punctum, 2012); Cruel Optimism (Duke UP, 2011), The Female Complaint (Duke UP, 2008), The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship (Duke UP, 1997), Intimacy, ed. (2000); Compassion, ed. (Routledge, 2004), The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life (Chicago, 1991); and, most recently, with Lee Edelman, Sex, or the Unbearable (Duke UP, 2014). She blogs at Supervalent Thought.
Lauren Chief Elk and Shaadi Devereaux
are activists and writers. Lauren is decolonizing the anti-violence movement. She is the co-founder of the Save Wiyabi Project, and is a researcher, educator, and victim advocate. Shaadi is a Black and AfroIndigenous writer using media to build narratives for Trans Women of Color. She is also an independent contractor and consultant on Women's Global Initiatives and Human Rights.
is a writer, reporter and L.A. Press Club award-winner. Her work can be found in The New Yorker and New York magazine, in addition to other places, including a weird scrap book her parents have been making since she was in kindergarten. Follow her on Twitter: @laurenduca
is the author of the novel Une Année à Venise (Editions Héloïse d’Ormesson), and is at work on her second novel, Scaffolding, set in Paris in 1972 and the present day. With Scott Esposito, she is the co-author of The End of Oulipo? An Attempt to Exhaust a Movement, forthcoming from Zer0 Books (fall 2012).
Lauren Elkin and Scott Esposito
’s criticism has appeared in Bookforum, the Los Angeles Times, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The National, The Point, Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Guardian, Five Dials, The White Review, and The Daily Beast. She is a Paris-based critic and novelist. Her novel Une Année à Venise was published in spring 2012. He is the editor in chief for The Quarterly Conversation, an online periodical of book reviews and essays.
is a freelance writer and editor in San Francisco. She has written for, among others, Slate, the LA Review of Books, and the Rumpus, where she was formerly the assistant editor. She's now on the editorial team at Midnight Breakfast.
was born in a skip in Islington in 1986 and grew up wild in the back-alleys of London’s bourgeois ghetto, surviving only on mouldy paninis and half-eaten pots of hummous fished out of bins and sleeping in rolled-up copies of The Observer Review. After a dispute with a notorious urban fox gang, she fled to Brighton Beach, and was taken in by a radical seagull collective and weaned on mulched-up, regurgitated back-issues of Spare Rib and Red Rag. Eventually she was offered a scholarship to Brighton College Sixth Form, where she edited a student newspaper and never learned to wear a tie. She went to Wadham College, Oxford, and later moved back to London to work in a shop in Camden Market, where being a scuzzy, mohawked Brighton feminist was part of the job description. It didn’t stick, and she rapidly turned to a life of journalism, having discovered that she was unsuited to any other employment by virtue of being weird and difficult. Now she has long hair, a semi-regular income, and zooms around trying to put the world to rights. She can still talk to seagulls.
Lavelle Porter is a writer and scholar of African-American literature. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY, and is currently working on a book about academic fiction and black higher education.
writes about technology and law, with a focus on civil and human rights issues inherent in the creation and adoption of new technologies. She has worked with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the ACLU, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the National Lawyers Guild.
is the author of the novel Pop Apocalypse and co-editor of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, io9, and elsewhere. He's an assistant professor in the English department at the University of Maryland, College Park.
is news director of industry trade site Gamasutra, and author of the Sexy Videogameland weblog. Her monthly column at Kotaku deals with the cultural issues surrounding games and gamers.
is a writer and Ph.D. candidate in American literature at UC Berkeley. Her fiction has appeared recently in Unstuck and Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers.
is an architect, writer and editor of the blog The Funambulist and coordinator of its podcast platform Archipelago. He is the author of Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence (dpr-barcelona, 2012), the twelve first volumes of The Funambulist Pamphlets, as well as the forthcoming Topie Impitoyable: The Corporeal Politics of the Cloth, the Wall, and the Street. He believes that architecture is the discipline that organizes bodies in space and that each of the words of this definition is worth spending a life examining.
Léopold Lambert and Minh-Ha T. Pham
are writers working in architecture and design. Minh-Ha T. Pham writes about the technosocial and technocultural dimensions of fashion design, media, and consumption. She teaches at Cornell University. Léopold Lambert is an architect, writer/editor of The Funambulist and the author of Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence.
is a Ph.D. candidate in English at UC Berkeley. She writes about TV for Dear Television and about other things at Excremental Virtue.
is a musician, visual artist, videogame designer and critic. She focuses on employing the dark, ephemeral, and oft-ignored aspects of the digital realm to reach new parts of the human soul.
is an artist, curator, and critical writer living and working in New York. Her practice locates the internet as an exhibition space and an alternative to institutionalized or market-driven curatorial praxis.
is an independent historian and educator living in New York City. Lorenzo blogs at Diversityoftactics.org
Lou Cornum is a diasporic Diné writer living in Brooklyn and studying smutty science fiction at the CUNY Graduate Center.
is a graduate student in History and a high school teacher.
lives in London. He works in food processing in Buckinghamshire and Liverpool, where he runs a nut roasting factory. He is a managing trustee of the Human Capability Foundation, which is trying to transform power structures in favor of marginalised and oppressed people, particularly in India.
M. Francis Wolff
is a pale and shriveled writer-type who spends her better hours spitting ink and bile onto the unfortunate page. She is wrapping up her studies in history and literature at UC Santa Cruz, and resides in the flatlands of Mountain View. If you follow her on Twitter she might post now and then.
is a Fulbright Scholar and the award-winning author of Beneath the Lion’s Gaze.
has written for The Believer, The New Yorker online, and The Daily. She is currently studying at Oxford as a Henry Fellow.
is a fan of women and a critic of dick pics at http://critiquemydickpic.tumblr.com/
is a writer, and PhD candidate in Literature at UC Santa Cruz. She lives near the beach with her partner, and their daughter and two cats.
pictured here with Usman Khan whose father was killed in a drone attack on March 17, 2011. Khan asked that the photo be taken to show the world that they are not a "terrorists." Tahir is an independent journalist reporting on conflict, culture and politics in Pakistan. Her work has appeared in several media outlets including Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Democracy Now!, BBC/PRI’s The World, Caravan, and The Columbia Journalism Review, among others.
is a Lebanese economist who wishes he were a cosmonaut instead.