Vikki Bell

Goldsmiths College, London

Advisory Board, Advisory Board member

Vikki Bell

Vikki Bell is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London where she is Director of Postgraduate taught programmes and a member of the Unit for Global Justice. She has been a Visiting Fellow at Berkeley, University of California, Yale University and the Oñati Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain. She is also an International Research Associate at the Escuela de Humanidades (EHU) at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her latest book is entitled Culture and Performance: The Challenge of Ethics, Politics and Feminist Theory (Berg, 2007). Previously she published Feminist Imagination: Genealogies in Feminist Theory (Sage, 1999) and Interrogating Incest: Foucault, Feminism and the Law (Routledge, 1993) and edited Performativity and Belonging (Sage, 1999). Her articles on feminist theory, ethics, the thought of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt, have been published in various peer-reviewed journals including Theory, Culture & Society, Economy & Society, Social & Legal Studies and Feminist Theory. Vikki's current research interests include the turn to ontology within cultural theory, the nature of critique in Sociology, and the ethics and politics of memory and transitional justice in Argentina, with particular attention to its cultural and aesthetics dimensions. Some of this work has been published in the journals Cultural Politics and in Theory, Culture & Society, where she was an editor between 1996 and 2010.

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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