Gavin Walker

Gavin Walker is Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Intellectual History at McGill University in Montreal, Québec, where he taught for 12 years. His research and teaching focuses on contemporary theory in its intersections with global intellectual history, continental philosophy and world literature, politics and aesthetics. He is the author of The Sublime Perversion of Capital (Duke, 2016) and Marx et la politique du dehors (Lux Éditeur, 2022), the editor of The End of Area: Biopolitics, Geopolitics, History (Duke, 2019, with Naoki Sakai), The Red Years: Theory, Politics, and Aesthetics in the Japanese '68 (Verso, 2020), Foucault's Late Politics, a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (Duke, Fall 2022), and 'Ronso' no buntai (Hosei University Press, 2023, with Yutaka Nagahara) as well as editor and translator of Kojin Karatani's Marx: Towards the Centre of Possibility (Verso, 2020). His new book, The Rarity of Politics: Passages from Structure to Subject is forthcoming from Verso.

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