Istanbul Policy Center Seminar
(The New School, New York)
Banu Bargu (Ph.D. Cornell University, 2008) is an Assistant Professor of Politics at The New School, New York City, where she teaches political theory. Her main areas of interest are early modern, modern, and contemporary political theory, with particular interest in theories of sovereignty and resistance, Marxist, post-Marxist, and anarchist thought, and thinkers such as Machiavelli, Marx, Stirner, Schmitt, and Althusser. She has been the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, including Janice N. and Milton J. Esman Graduate Prize for Distinguished Scholarship (Best Dissertation Award), The Luigi Einaudi, Mellon, and Sage Fellowships, and the John M. and Emily B. Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching from Cornell University. Her articles have appeared in journals such as theory & event, Constellations, and Social Text, as well as various edited volumes: Policing and Prisons in the Middle East: Formations of Coercion (Columbia UP, 2010), After Secular Law (Stanford UP, 2011), “How Not to Be Governed”: Readings and Interpretations from a Critical Anarchist Left (Lexington, 2011), and The Anarchist Turn (Pluto Press, forthcoming). Her book manuscript Biopolitics and the Death Fast is forthcoming from Columbia University Press. Bargu is currently a visiting professor at Kadir Has University, Istanbul.