Honorary & Distinguished Visiting Faculty


Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Justice

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad is also affiliated with the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and is the former Director of the Graduate Training Program for the Science & Justice Research Center.

Honorary Associate Professor

Ezekiel Dixon-Román’s research seeks to make cultural and critical theoretical interventions toward rethinking and reconceptualizing the technologies and practices of quantification as mediums and agencies of systems of sociopolitical relations whereby race and other assemblages of difference are byproducts.

Honorary Professor

Stefano Harney is author with Fred Moten of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (2013) and All Incomplete (2020) both published by Minor Compositions/Autonomedia.  He has taught widely in South East Asia, North America, and Europe.  He works in a number of collectives including Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective, freethought, School for Study, Ground Provisions, and the Anti-Colonial Machine.

Honorary Professor & Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Justice

Dr. Hortense Spillers was the Peter Wall Visiting Scholar at the Institute during the 2018 fall term. She is an American literary critic, Black Feminist scholar and the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University. A scholar of the African diaspora, Spillers is known for her essays on African-American literature in Black, White, and In Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2003 and Comparative American Identities: Race, Sex, and Nationality in the Modern Text, published by Routledge in 1991.