Author: Jodi Dean

Jodi Dean is the Donald R. Harter '39 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Her latest publication is Crowds and Party (Verso 2016).

  • New Democracy Against Democracy

    There’s only one country in the world where the decade long crisis of neoliberal global capitalism swept a radical left party into government: Greece. But in 2019, the capacity of its left to successfully confront the far right’s continuing political ascent will be severely tested. There was a very rapid passage from euphoria to disappointment … Keep reading »

  • Jodi Dean – Four Theses on the Comrade

    The 2018 Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture presented by Jodi Dean: “Four Theses on the Comrade.” Recorded in Toronto, 16 February 2018. Watch video »

  • 2018 Socialist Register: Rethinking Democracy

    The antagonism between liberalism and democratic processes is increasingly visible amidst the contradictions of capitalist globalization today. This is seen in authoritarian measures being adopted by so many states, as well as in concepts like post-democracy gaining currency in theoretical and political debate. The 2018 volume of the Socialist Register on Rethinking Democracy was conceived … Watch video »

  • Capitalism vs. Ecology

    We Need to Change Everything! Resistance and Alternatives Toronto — 21 June 2015. It is no longer plausible to propose incremental solutions to the ecological crises of our time. The numbers are clear: to avoid a trillion metric tons of cumulative carbon emissions by 2039, and an increase in global average temperatures of 2°C, it is … Watch video »