Samir Gandesha is an associate professor in the Department of the Humanities?and the director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley (1995 to 1997) and an Alexander von Humboldt?Research Fellow at the Universita?t Potsdam (2001?02).
He specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work has appeared in a wide range of journals including?Political?Theory,?New German Critique,?Constellations,?Logos,?Kant Studien,?Philosophy and Social Criticism, the?European Legacy,?European Journal of Social Theory,?Discipline Filosofiche,?Estudios Politicos,?Zeitschrift fu?r kritische Theorie,?Radical Philosophy,?American Journal of Psychoanalysis,?International Forum of Psychoanalysis,?and?Constelaciones: Revista de Teoria Critica.
Gandesha is co-editor with Lars Rensmann of?Arendt and?Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations?(Stanford, 2012). He is co-editor with Johan F. Hartle of?Spell of Capital: Reification and?Spectacle?(University of Amsterdam Press, 2017), and?Aesthetic Marx?(Bloomsbury Press, 2017). He regularly contributes to popular publications such as?openDemocracy,?Canadian Dimension,?Vancouver Sun,?and?Globe and Mail. In the spring of 2017, he was the Liu Boming?Visiting Scholar in Philosophy at the University of Nanjing and Visiting Lecturer at Suzhou University of Science and Technology?in China. In January 2019, he was Visiting Fellow at the Hochschule?fu?r Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, and in February 2019, he was Visiting?Lecturer at Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Cie?ncias Humanas? FFLCH-USP (Universidade de Sa?o Paulo). He is currently editing a book entitled?Spectres of Fascism?(Pluto Press) and preparing a manuscript on the ?Neoliberal Personality.?