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Samir Gandesha, Director, Institute for the Humanities | gandesha@sfu.ca

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. He specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. His work has appeared in Political TheoryNew German CritiqueKant StudienPhilosophy and Social CriticismTopia, the European Legacy, the European Journal of Social TheoryArt Papers, the Cambridge Companion to Adorno and Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader, as well as in several other edited books. He is co-editor with Lars Rensmann of Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations (Stanford, 2012). His book (coedited with Johan Hartle) Reification and Spectacle: On the Timeliness of Western Marxism (Amsterdam University Press) is forthcoming later this year  and Aesthetic Marx (Bloomsbury Press) also co-edited with Johan Hartle will appear in 2017.

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