Seminars

Senior editor Juliette Cezzar proposes solutions, critical approaches and conversations that use art, literature and design as a critical lens for understanding contemporary issues.

Conversations critically investigating capitalism in its myriad forms, developing and promoting different and better economies — local and global — for the future.

Convened by publisher and founding editor Jeffrey Goldfarb and senior editors Elzbieta Matynia and Jeffrey C. Isaac, this world-wide discussion among pro-democracy intellectuals and activists addresses the political, social and cultural obstacles to democratic governance; investigates the rise and appeal of illiberal philosophies and practices; and explores ways for rolling back autocratic politics.

Imaginal Politics explores the political role of images, understood as representations that are also presences in themselves. We cover both “imagination” — the radical faculty to question what is given — and the “imaginary”: the social context that shapes our perception of the world.

Senior Editor Val Vinokur showcases writing that bridges cultures, literature in, and conversations about, translation.

Focusing on how media, digital technology, and politics are shaping public culture, senior editors Julia Sonnevend and Chris Anderson explore the ways that media and their publics constitute each other.

Convened by senior editor T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Mobilities examines mobility, and immobility, in their many forms. Tackling issues relevant to our swiftly-changing world and questioning how we might better understand the permutations of mobility in a time of heated and divisive public debate, we investigate the construction of borders, the concepts of “forced” and “voluntary” migration, migrant and refugee political mobilization, the “othering” of migrants and refugees, the impact of mobility on cities, mobility of non-human species and global migration management.

Exploring the histories of the New School, senior editors Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore convene scholars to examine the history of one institution to contextualize and confront the pressing issues facing higher education and public life today.

Join senior editors Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela and Neil Young as they explore the history of our present. In this seminar, you can find weekly podcast downloads, as well as essays that give you a historical take on the pressing issues of the day.

Psyche examines developments and controversies in mainstream psychology from a critical perspective,  encouraging interdisciplinary dialogue between psychology, psychoanalysis, and other disciplines.

Exploring the construction and impact of racial formations, resistance, and possibilities for liberation across African, Asian, Latinx, and Indigenous diasporas.

From work to home to borderlands to the political capitals of the world, sex and gender create opportunities to understand complex political, social and creative phenomena. From critical feminist analysis to intersectionality to popular culture, this semniar examines the ways in which gender(s), sexualities and feminism both structure, and and are produced by, our world.