Max Haiven

Max Haiven is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice and co-director of the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL) at Lakehead University. His recent books include  Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts and Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization . More information can be found at

Lisa Baraitser

Lisa Baraitser is Professor of Psychosocial Theory in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London. She is the author of the award-winning monograph  Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption (Routledge, 2009) and Enduring Time  (Bloomsbury, 2017), and has written widely on care, time and ethics. With Laura Salisbury (University of Exeter) she holds a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award for Waiting Times , a multi-site project that investigates the relation between time and healthcare in historical and contemporary culture. She is also a psychoanalyst in London.

Anne Boyer

Anne Boyer’s most recent book, The Undying , won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. Her other books include a book of poetry, Garments Against Women, and a book of essays and ephemera,  A Handbook of Disappointed Fate. Her honors include the 2020 Windham-Cambell prize in nonfiction, the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a 2018 Whiting Award in nonfiction and poetry, and the 2018-19 Judith E. Wilson poetry fellowship at Cambridge University. She is a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute.

David M. Bell

David M. Bell is interested in utopianism as a force operating within, against and beyond this (and any) world. He is the author of  Rethinking Utopia: Place, Power, Affect (Routledge, 2017) and is a member of Out of the Woods, whose Hope Against Hope: Writings on Ecological Crisis  was published by Common Notions in 2019. He lives in Nottingham, UK.

Sophie Lewis

Sophie Lewis is a writer living in Philadelphia, an unpaid visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and a teacher of short courses at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (anyone can enroll). Her peer-reviewed journal articles appear in  Feminist Theory and Signs , among others, and her non-academic essays appear in numerous magazines, including Mal e-flux and n+1 . She is the author of  Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, out in paperback in August 2021. Her second major book project,  The Feminism of Fools, is about five different kinds of anti-utopian feminisms. A pamphlet clarifying what family abolitionism means,  Beyond the Family: The Case for Abolition, is forthcoming from Verso Books in 2022.  You can support her writing at

Arne De Boever

Arne De Boever teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (USA), where he also directs the MA Aesthetics and Politics program. He is the author of  States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel (Continuum, 2012), Narrative Care  (Bloomsbury, 2013), Plastic Sovereignties (Edinburgh, 2016),  Finance Fictions (Fordham, 2018), and Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism  (Minnesota, 2019). His most recent book François Jullien’s Unexceptional Thought: A Critical Introduction  was published by Rowman & Littlefield (2020).

Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson (b. 1952) is an award-winning American writer of science fiction. Best known for his Mars-trilogy,  his latest novel is The Ministry for the Future (2020). He lives and works in Davis, California.

Francoise Vergès

Françoise Vergès is an autohor, public educator, independent curator and antiracist/decolonial feminist. Last publications in English: The Womb of Women. Race, Capitalism, Feminism  (2020) and A Decolonial Feminism (2021)