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March 25, 2022

SFC Professor Edits Book on Left Critique

Domination and Emancipation Book Cover

Related Authors’ Panel and Reception Set for Friday, April 1, at the People's Forum

St. Francis College (SFC) is pleased to announce the recent publication of Domination and Emancipation: Remaking Critique (Rowman and Littlefield, 2021), edited by Daniel Benson, Ph.D., assistant professor of foreign languages and international cultural studies at SFC.

To celebrate the book’s publication, an authors’ panel and reception will be held on Friday, April 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the People’s Forum (320 West 37th Street, in Manhattan). In addition to Benson — whose writing has appeared in numerous journals, including Diacritics, Critical Review of Contemporary French Fixxion and Left History — the following contributors will take part in the panel:

Asad Haider, founding editor of Viewpoint magazine, author of Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump (Verso, 2018) and co-editor of Black Radical Tradition: A Reader (Verso, forthcoming);

Gabriel Rockhill, founding director of the Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique, professor of philosophy at Villanova University and an anti-capitalist activist;

Rosaura Sánchez, professor emerita of Latin American literature and Chicano literature at the University of California, San Diego; and

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo, associate professor of political science at Rutgers University, Newark.

Haider, Rockhill and Sánchez will discuss their contributions to Benson’s volume and what they consider to be the most urgent issues facing Left critique today. The panel will be moderated by Vázquez-Arroyo and include time for conversation with attendees.

“It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of Domination and Emancipation: Remaking Critique,” said Benson. “In seeking to rebuild the emancipatory potential of critique, this edited volume features recent theoretical work that can contribute to the struggles and aspirations of our moment.”

The authors’ panel and reception on April 1 is free and open to the public; to register, visit the People’s Forum events page. For those who cannot attend in person, the panel portion will be streamed live on the People’s Forum YouTube channel.

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