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.

New Forum: The Last Time I Saw Them-on the uses and disadvantages of historical comparisons for life.

In Fashion, Emotion, and the Self, senior editors Lisa Rubin and Otto von Busch convene scholars to explore the intersections of fashion and psychology, and unpack the psychosocial elements of everyday dress practices.

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, and exploring the ways that media and their publics constitute each other.

Tackling issues relevant to our swiftly-changing world, Mobilities investigates borders,“forced” and “voluntary” migration, the political mobilization and "othering"of migrants and refugees, the impact of mobility on cities, and the 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, from 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 semninar examines the ways in which gender(s), sexualities and feminism both structure, and are produced by, our world.