sara ahmed is a professor of race and cultural studies at Gold-
smiths College, University of London. Her books include Di√er-
ences That Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism (1998);
Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality (2000);
The Cultural Politics of Emotion (2004); Queer Phenomenology:
Orientations, Objects and Others (2006); and The Promise of Hap-
piness (2010).
jane bennett teaches political theory at The Johns Hopkins
University, where she is also the chair of the Department of
Political Science. Her latest book is Vibrant Matter: A Political
Ecology of Things (2010).
rosi braidotti is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
at Utrecht University and founding director of the Centre for
Humanities. She has published extensively in feminist philoso-
phy, epistemology, poststructuralism, and psychoanalysis. Her
books include Patterns of Dissonance (1991); Nomadic Subjects:
Embodiment and Sexual Di√erence in Contemporary Feminist The-
ory (1994); and Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of
Becoming (2002); and Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics (2006).
pheng cheah is a professor of rhetoric at the University of
California, Berkeley. He writes on postcolonial theory and post-
colonial literatures, eighteenth-century to contemporary conti-
nental philosophy and critical theory, theories of globalization,
cosmopolitanism and human rights, and social and political
thought. He is the author of Spectral Nationality: Passages of Free-
dom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation (2003) and
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