About The Author

Samir Gandesha

Samir Gandesha is an associate professor in the Department of the Humanities and the director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley (1995 to 1997) and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Universita?t Potsdam (2001?02).

He specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work has appeared in a wide range of journals including Political TheoryNew German CritiqueConstellationsLogosKant StudienPhilosophy and Social Criticism, the European LegacyEuropean Journal of Social TheoryDiscipline FilosoficheEstudios PoliticosZeitschrift fu?r kritische TheorieRadical PhilosophyAmerican Journal of PsychoanalysisInternational Forum of Psychoanalysis, and Constelaciones: Revista de Teoria Critica.

Gandesha is co-editor with Lars Rensmann of Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations (Stanford, 2012). He is co-editor with Johan F. Hartle of Spell of Capital: Reification and Spectacle (University of Amsterdam Press, 2017), and Aesthetic Marx (Bloomsbury Press, 2017). He regularly contributes to popular publications such as openDemocracyCanadian DimensionVancouver Sun, and Globe and Mail. In the spring of 2017, he was the Liu Boming Visiting Scholar in Philosophy at the University of Nanjing and Visiting Lecturer at Suzhou University of Science and Technology in China. In January 2019, he was Visiting Fellow at the Hochschule fu?r Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, and in February 2019, he was Visiting Lecturer at Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Cie?ncias Humanas? FFLCH-USP (Universidade de Sa?o Paulo). He is currently editing a book entitled Spectres of Fascism (Pluto Press) and preparing a manuscript on the ?Neoliberal Personality.?


Peyman Vahabzadeh is a professor of Sociology at University of Victoria. He is the author of Articulated Experiences: Toward a Radical Phenomenology of Contemporary Social Movements (SUNY Press, 2003); A Guerrilla Odyssey: Modernization, Secularism, Democracy and the Fadai Discourse of National Liberation in Iran, 1971?1979 (Syracuse University Press, 2010); Exilic Meditations: Essays on A Displaced Life (H&S Media, 2012); Parviz Sadri: A Political Biography (Shahrgon Book, 2015; in Persian); Violence and Nonviolence: Conceptual Excursions into Phantom Opposites (University of Toronto Press, 2019); and A Rebel?s Journey: Mostafa Sho?aiyan and Revolutionary Theory in Iran (OneWorld, 2019). He is the editor of Iran?s Struggles for Social Justice: Economics, Agency, Justice, Activism (Palgrave, 2017). He has published eight books of poetry, fiction, literary criticism, and memoir in Persian. His works have appeared in English, Persian, German, Kurdish, and Spanish.

Books by Samir Gandesha