Sandeep Banerjee (English) 

Sandeep Banerjee is Assistant Professor of English at McGill University. He works at the intersections of critical theory, comparative and world literary studies and cultural geography. He is a member of the editorial collective of positions: asia critique and a Faculty Fellow of McGill’s Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (2016 – 2018). He is completing his monograph Landscapes of the Postcolony: Spatial Utopianism in the Age of Empire that examines the spatial dimension of Indian anti-colonial nationalism. Banerjee’s articles have appeared in Mediations, Victorian Literature and Culture and Modern Asian Studies as well as in edited anthologies. He is also researching the literary imagination of the colonial Himalaya, funded by a grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC). For more information see




William Clare Roberts (Political Science)

William Clare Roberts is Assistant Professor of Political Science at McGill, where he teaches the history of political thought, radical political thought, and Marx and Marxism. He is the author of Marx’s Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital (Princeton University Press, 2017), and essays published in Review of Politics and Contemporary Political Theory.






Hasana Sharp (Philosophy)

Hasana Sharp is Associate Professor of Philosophy. Her work is primarily on Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677). She is especially interested in Spinoza's analysis of the vicissitudes of servitude and the consequences of his denial of human exceptionalism for critical social theory (especially feminism). She teaches broadly in the history of political philosophy, 17th century, feminism, and philosophy of race. She has teaching and research interests in environmental political thought.






Gavin Walker (History)

Gavin Walker is a critic, theorist, and intellectual historian of modern Japanese and European thought and literature. He is Associate Professor in the Department of History at McGill University. His scholarship and teaching in the interdisciplinary critical humanities spans philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature, visual studies, history, and political economy in order to examine global debates on nationalism, capitalism, the postcolonial, and the status of difference after the critique of essentialism, alongside theories of translation, ideology, subjectivity, and the status of the political. He is the author of The Sublime Perversion of Capital (Duke University Press, 2016), the editor of The Japanese ’68: Theory, Politics, Aesthetics (Verso, 2019) and The End of Area: Biopolitics, Geopolitics, History (with Naoki Sakai, Duke University Press, 2019), the editor and translator of Kojin Karatani’s Marx: Towards the Centre of Possibility (Verso, 2019). His new book, Marx et la politique du dehors, is forthcoming from Lux. His writing has appeared in numerous volumes, along with journals such as Jacobin, Viewpoint, Historical Materialism, Rethinking Marxism, Theory & Event, South Atlantic Quarterly, and more. For more information see




Yves Winter (Political Science)

Yves Winter is Assistant Professor of Political Science at McGill University who specializes in political theory and the history of political thought. His research and teaching interests include the history of European political thought (early modern and modern), critical theory, contemporary political and social theory (including feminist and postcolonial theory), as well as rhetorical theory and textual interpretation. His published work intertwines investigations into theories and practices of violence in modern political thought and public discourse with research into imaginaries of political order. Currently, he is finishing a book manuscript on Machiavelli’s political theory of violence. More information can be found on

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