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Notes on Contributors as of Vol. I, no. 3 | June 2001
Chris Anderson-Irwin is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate
Programme in Social and Political Thought at York University. His research interests include the
relationship between metaphysics and politics, religion and (post)modern philosophy, German
idealism and twentieth century Jewish thought. His article,
"Beyond Economy, or the Infinite Debt
to the Other: Caputo and Derrida on Obligation and Responsibility ," appears in Vol. I., no.
is a member of the j_spot collective. She recently completed her PhD
in Social and Political Thought at York University in the area of
feminist hypertextual theory and practice and is currently an Assistant
Professor of Fine Arts,
Cultural Studies at York University. She recently won the Electronic
Literature Organization's 2001 prize for fiction for her hypermedia
novella entitled These
Waves of Girls.
Margaret Gibson lectures in sociology in the areas of
studies and family studies at the University of New England, Australia. She received her PhD
(1999) at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She has published on the
blood/representational politics of menstruation product advertisements, and on polygraph
machines as technologies of truth. She is currently working on a book in the area of death
Her article, "Guiltless Credit and the Moral Economy of
Salvation ," appears in Vol. I, no. 3.
John S. Howard is a Dean's Scholar in
the School of Law at Saint Louis University. He holds a Master
of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from Saint
Louis University. Recent publications include Subjectivity and
Space: Deleuze and Guattari's BwO in the New World Order, in Kevin Jon
Heller and Eleanor Kaufman, eds., Deleuze and Guattari: New Mappings
in Politics, Philosophy, and Culture. (Minneapolis: University of
Minnesota Press, 1998), and "Theory Against Itself: New Historicism's
Return to Practice" in Jeffrey Williams, ed., PC Wars: Politics
and Theory in the Academy, (New York: Routledge, 1995). He
is a regular contributor to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and has
written a number of essays and articles on Romantic theory and poetry,
including a book-length study entitled Romantic Dialectics and the
Politics of the Subject, currently under consideration for publication.
The focus of his scholarly work has recently shifted from literary theory
to legal theory. In the summer of 2000 he will join the firm of
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal as a commercial litigator. His article,
"Left Out: Politics and Postmodern
Hermeneutics," appears in Vol. I., no. 2.
Anh Hua is a PhD candidate in the Graduate
Programme of History. His areas of research include cultural
production, race, the body and imperialism. His article, "Primitive Spectacle in Black
appears in Vol. I, no. 2.
Chris McCutcheon was a graduate student
in the Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought and a candidate
for the Graduate Diploma in German & European Studies at York University.
His work geminerally broached the tensions between politics and ethics
and their banes: representation, aesthetics, poetics, mimesis.
He was working on questions of subjectivity and violence in
the work of Levinas and Freud. His article, "Adorno
and the Muse of the Dialectic (a fable) ," appeared in Vol. I, no.
2. He was one of the founding editors of j_spot:
the Journal of Social and Political Thought.
Wendy K. Olsen, is a Senior Lecturer in
Quantitative Development Economics and Lecturer
in Quantitative Development Economics, Development and Planning Project
Centre, with a secondment to Graduate School as a Lecturer in Research
Methods, at the University of Bradford, England. She holds a D.Phil.
from Oxford. She has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Manchester
and has taught at the University of Lancaster. Her publications include
The Limits to Conditionality: Grassroots Evidence from Rural India,
Oxford University Press, 2000, and Rural Indian Social Relations,
Oxford University Press, 1996. She is currently preparing a book called
Statistics for Skeptics. Her article, "Contract
Labour and Bondage in Andhra Pradesh, India," co-authored with R.V.
RamanaMurthy (see below), appears in Vol. I. no. 2. Her WebPages are
Michael K. Palamarek is
a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Programme in Social & Political
Thought and in the Graduate Diploma in German and European Studies
Programme, both at York University, Toronto, Canada. His work focuses
on the interconnections between language and labour in contemporary
critical social thought, especially that of the early and later Frankfurt
School. He is currently preparing a project comparing the relation
between language and labour in the work of Theodor Adorno and Mikhail
Bakhtin, and is one of the founding editors of j_spot: the Journal of Social and Political
For further information, please consult http://www.student.yorku.ca/~mikashy/index.htm.
R.V. RamanaMurthy, Assistant Professor,
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India. His article, "Contract Labour and Bondage
in Andhra Pradesh, India," co-authored with Wendy K. Olsen (see
above), appears in Vol. I. no. 2.
Jasmine Rault is a doctoral candidate
in the Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought at York
University. She completed the Master's programme in Women's Studies
at York last year. Her article, " Grotesque Performativity: Orlan
and The Limits of Materialization," appears in Vol. I, no. 2.
M. Michael Schiff,
along with Caitlin Fisher, founded the graduate programme website,
SPoT, in late
1997, from which j_spot
the Journal of Social and Political Thought devolved, as they conceived it in Spring
1999, and he was
a grand panjandrum in the production and deliverance of the first
3 issues. He is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Programme in
Social & Political Thought at York University, with research interests in the areas
and intersections of feminist theory, nations, sex and gender studies, invariably involving the
work of Julia Kristeva and Mikhail Bakhtin.
Publications include work on intersexuality, and proceedings from several conferences.
See also www.mMichael.com.
His introduction to j_spot Vol. I, no. 2, is " 'Weblish' or
Perish, or, 'I Touch Myself': Reflections on j_spot
the Journal of Social and Political Thought." M. is employed
full-time by the Faculty of Graduate
Studies at York University, where he is administrative support
to the Faculty of Graduate Studies' Council and its standing committees,
produces the Faculty's Calendar and web entreés...
Jon Short is a Ph.D. candidate in the
Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought, York University.
He holds a B.A. and M.A. in
Joanna Zylinska is Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Bath
University College, United Kingdom. She is the author of On Spiders, Cyborgs and Being
Scared: the Feminine and the Sublime (Manchester University Press) and editor of a
collection of essays on the work of performance artists Stelarc and Orlan, The Cyborg
Experiments: the Extensions of the Body in the Media Age (Athlone/Continuum), both
forthcoming in 2001. Her work on feminist ethics, women's fiction, cultural studies and new
technologies has appeared in numerous journals, including Women: A Cultural Review,
parallax and Anglica Wratislaviensia. She is book reviews editor for Culture
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