Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean was invited to give the keynote address at the conference Engaging Communities, held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada from May 1-3. Speaking to an interdisciplinary audience of faculty and graduate students, Dean analyzed the emergence of biopolitics as an effect of neoliberalism.
Dean has been with the Colleges since 1993. She received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She is a past recipient of the faculty award for scholarship. Dean is also the author of a wide-ranging body of work, including the upcoming ninth book, titled “Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism & Left Politics,” “Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace,” “Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy” as well as the recent article, titled Communicative Capitalism: Circulation and the Foreclosure of Politics as a chapter in MIT Press’ release, “Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times.”