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Editorial board of the journal

Journal for the Critique of Science, Imagination, and New Anthropology (i.e. Časopis za kritiko znanosti, domišljijo in novo antropologijo) (ISSN 0351-4285) 

Časopis za kritiko znanosti

Editor-in-chief  dr. Mitja Velikonja.

Managing editor: Danijela Tamše.

Members of the editorial board: Sandi Abram, Jernej Amon Prodnik, Uršula Berlot Pompe, Barbara Beznec, Marta Gregorčič, Tatjana Greif, Nikolai Jeffs, Nina Kozinc, Andrej Kurnik, Katarina Majerhold, Polona Mozetič, Andrej Pavlišič, Danijela Tamše, Mitja Velikonja, Boris Vezjak, Simona Zavratnik

International Editorial Board: Dan Chodorkoff (Vermont), John Holloway (Puebla), Sandro Mezzarda (Bologna), Nela Pamuković (Zagreb), Ian Parker (Manchester), Vjeran Pavlaković (Reka), Maple John Razsa (Maine), Alan Soble (Philadelphia), Raúl Zibechi (Montevideo)

 

About editor-in-chief of the Journal

 

Mitja Velikonja

Mitja Velikonja

Professor at Department for Cultural Studies and head of Research Center for Cultural and Religious Studies at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Member of editorial board of ČKZ from 1995, since 2014 Editor-in-Chief  of ČKZ. Author of several scientific monographs, from which four were translated in English and Serbo-Croatian language, and dozens of chapters and articles in Slovenian and international anthologies and academic journals. He was visiting professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow (2002, 2003) and at Columbia University in New York (2009, 2014), and visiting research fellow at Rosemont College in Philadelphia (2004/2005), at The Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in Wassenaar (2012), and at the Remarque Institute at New York University (2018). In 2020, he will be teaching at Yale University.



Link to the detailed professional biographical information of the editor-in-chief is available herePDF

 

 

About the members of the editorial board

 

Sandi Abram

Sandi Abram

MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology. His research interests encompass the (re)appropriation of public spaces, contemporary journey(wo)men and craft,  non-institutional artistic and artivistic practices with a special focus on urban creativity and street cultures. He co-edited a double issue of the Journal for the Critique of Science (Časopis za kritiko znanosti) on graffiti and street art and a monograph on Slovenian contemporary illustration. His essays in the field of tattoos, squatting, fashion, urban politics of neoliberalism and craft were published in Etnološka tribuna, Reartikulacija, and Časopis za kritiko znanosti as well as in other publications..

 

Uršula BerlotUršula Berlot Pompe

Ph.D., assistant professor and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana. She works as a visual artist and art theorist and  is interested in connecting art with science. She has received  important international awards for her art (Schering Stiftung Berlin, Pollock Krasner - New York, Henkel Youth Artist Award - Kulturkontakt in Vienna) and is the author of an academic monograph on Duchamp and numerous articles on art theory.

 

Barbara BeznecBarbara Beznec

Political scientist of international relations. Translator and author of numerous academic articles and expertises. From 2006 to 2012 she was the editor-in-chief of the Journal for Critique of Science. She is a researcher involved in several national, international, and EU projects in the field of migration. Longtime activist for citizenship rights, freedom of movement, and autonomous spaces. Currently she is finishing her PhD on European citizenship..

 

Marta GregorčičMarta Gregorčič

Assistant professor of cultural studies and PhD in sociology. She has published several books, over 50 academic and other papers, worked as an editor for dozens of publications and spoken at numerous international conferences. Due to her vast experience with fieldwork in Europe, Latin America and Asia, she has an important influence within academic and research programmes. First and foremost, however, she remains  an activist with a keen sensibility for exposing the processes of modern oppression, taking things for granted, ideologies, complacency, and ignorance. Her last academic book is Potencia: Self-determination of revolutionary sruggles (Ljubljana, Založba /*cf, 2011). She has also published testimony of Roma girl: Dekle z bonboni (co-author edwith Jasmina Ahmetaj, Maribor, Združenje Frekvenca, 2013). After working with Slovene and foreign academic institutions, development programs, emancipation movements, and organisations involved in rebellion in peripheral capitalist countries for 15 years, she was given the opportunity to develop liberating cultural practices of co-existence and political creation directly within the local communities of Maribor (Urban Furrows programme, European Capital of Culture – Maribor 2012)..

 

Tatjana Greif

Tatjana Greif

Holds a PhD in Archaeology. She studied at the Faculty of Arts University of Ljubljana and works both as a theorist and as an activist on questions concerning sexual orientation and gender identity, culture, art, and the politics of LGBT. She is the editor-in-chief of Skuc-Vizibilij and the former editor of the journals Arheo and Delta. She has published over 500 occasional and academic  works, is active in the international LGBT movement and has received several scholarships, e.g. the Fulbright scholarship to the USA. 

 

Nick JeffsNikolai Jeffs

Holds a BA and PhD from the University of Essex (UK), where he also taught. He  has published several articles and book chapters in the field of literary, cultural, and political critique. He is an editor of a reader in postcolonial studies (2007) and, together with Andrej Pavlišič, the coauthor of a documentary Borili se bomo proti njim: kriki k razumevanju starega nasilja nove Evrope (We Shall Fight Them: Howlings Towards Understanding the Old Violence of New Europe, 2004). In the past he also worked as a lecturer at the University of Ljubljana but now teaches at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska.

 

Nina Kozinc

Nina Kozinc

Holds a BA in History and Ethnology. Between 2012 and 2014 she was the acting editor-in-chief of the Journal for Critique of Science, Imagination and New Anthropology and since 2014 she is the Managing Editor. She has worked as a journalist, editor, writer, and translator. Author of essays and articles dealing with subjects such as the role of women in the Catholic Church, the history of student movements, urban guerrilla, and social movements in post WWII Europe, migration policies and social inequality. She has also translated many articles and monographs in postcolonial studies, publishing, urbanism ,and pacifism. She participated in the establishment of the autonomous space Metelkova city (Ljubljana) and has been active in various political initiatives and movements for many years now.

 

Andrej Kurnik

Andrej Kurnik

Andrej Kurnik teaches at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. His research interests are mainly focused on practices of social movements, conceptual innovations produced in social struggles, methodologies of participatory and militant research, the critique of political economy, citizenship, and direct democracy. He is also activist of global social movements. Has has participated in struggles for the rights of the Wrased, migrant workers, for autonomous social spaces; within the Occupy Movement (15o) he elaborated the concept of welfare based on the common. He is currently in Maribor where he is developing militant research the aim of which is  to build a solidarity network with the criminalized participants of uprisings and to engender the decriminalization of the huge social unrest that happened in this city at the end of 2013.

 

Katarina MajerholdKatarina Majerhold

Master of Science. Assistant Research (Educational Research Institue), project manager (Meta group Ltd., start-up comp. Elaphe Ltd..), author, screenwriter, editor, lecturer, translator and proof-reader. Author of numerous books, articles and booklets, She published her text History of Love at Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. She also writes screenplays for documentary and feature films. She cooperates with numerous domestic and foreign experts (philosophers, sociologists, doctors) and philosophical associations. She is a member of the The Society for the Philosophy of Sex in The American Philosophical Association.

 

 

Polona Mozetič

Polona Mozetič

Holds a PhD in law. Works as a researcher and lecturer on criminal law. Areas of her reserach include criminal law, criminology, migrations, and autonomous spaces. She is active in Social center Rog and other initiatives within the occupied (ex)factory Rog in Ljubljana. She is a member of editorial board of the Journal for the Critique of Science since 2012.

 

 

 

Andrej Pavlišič

Andrej Pavlišič

He holds a BA in political science. He is currently a PhD student of sociology of culture at Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. His main research interest are politics of autonomy. Specifically he is engaged with its conceptualizations and practices, its history and the future. He is an active user of Autonomous cultural centre Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana and has been actively involved in grassroots political movements for more than a decade. He joined the editorial board of Journal for Critique of Science in 2012. He was the editor of its issue “Metelkova” (Študentska založba, 2013).



Jernej Amon Prodnik

Jernej A. Prodnik

He is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences (PolCoRe research group), Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and researcher at the Social Communication Research Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He defended his PhD in media and communication studies at University of Ljubljana in 2013 under the title Political Economy of Communication and Structural Transformations of Capitalism (University of Ljubljana). His principal research interests include critique of political economy, structural transformations of capitalist societies, and the wider social context of technological changes and democratic potentials brought about by new technologies. He is a member of the editorial board of the international journal for critical studies of media, information and power in capitalist societies tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique (ISSN: 1726-670X) (link).

 

Danijela Tamše

Danijela Tamše

Holds an MA in cultural studies and is pursuing her PhD in the same field. Her research work focuses on the questions of precarity, transformations of labour, commons, migration, criminalization, militant methodologies and knowledge production. She is active in different European and transnational movement networks. As a militant of Social Centre Rog she is involved in different local movements. An author of scientific articles, reviews and shorter articles has been collaborating with a journal for years and joined the editorial board in 2014.

 

 

Boris VezjakBoris Vezjak

Associate professor of philosophy in the department of philosophy in Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education in Maribor, Slovenia, where he also teaches. His field of interest cover various topics, such as history of philosopy, discourse theory, media analysis and theory of argumentation. He is the author of many articles and has published several books and translations, including these titles: »Plato: Charmides« (1994), »Plato: Philebus« (2000), »Plato: Parmenides« (2001), »They were breathing forcefully: a commentary and chronology of the Petek case« (2005), »The relaxed ideology of Slovenes: on political implications of the philosopheme relaxedness« (2007) and »Mistakes and fallacies in argumentation: a guide to bad argumentation in quotidian life« (2007, together with Janez Bregant), »In media res: journalism between ethics, politics and capital« (2008), »The Twilight of media autonomy: struggles for political hegemony 2004-2008« (2009), »Paranoia, manipulation and rationality« (2010), »Introduction to Socrates for young people« (2011) and »Ad populum: analyses of social discourse« (2012).

 

Simona Zavratnik

An assistant professor and a researcher at the Centre for Spatial Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Her research interests are mainly focused on minorities, marginalised groups, migration, asylum, human rights, contemporary forms of subordination, human trafficking, and social movements and struggles. She authored numerous scientific and expert articles and chapters in both Slovene and foreign journals and publications. She edited »Women and Trafficking« (2004), and co-edited »Migracije – globalizacija – EU« (2003) (both scientific publications). She was a guest researcher (DAAD scholarship) at the Universität Frankfurt, Institut für Sozialforschung (2013). She also did (activist) research in decriminalisation of Maribor uprisings. She became a member of editorial board in 2014. Since then she's co-edited two issues, one on the uprisings (»Nesimo jih vun!« Premisleki vstajništva (ČKZ, nr. 254)), and the other on green politics (Zelene politike (ČKZ, nr. 262)). She was also a project manager of several European projects. 

 

 

About the members of the International editorial board

 

 

Dan Chodorkoff

Dan Chodorkoff is a writer and educator who co-founded The Institute for Social Ecology. He received his PH.D in cultural anthropology from the New School for Social Research where his studies focused on the integration of alternative technologies like solar energy, wind energy, and community gardens into grassroots community development efforts on the Lower East Side, where he worked for twelve years in the 70s and 80s. A former college professor, his writing has been translated into five languages and appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He is a life-long activist in the peace and ecology movements, who views resistance to hierarchy and domination among people as integrally linked to the reharmonization of people and nature. Dan is currently living in Northern Vermont where he gardens, writes, plays harmonica, and works on environmental justice issues.

Photo: Anej Ivanuša

 

Simona ZavratnikJohn Holloway

John Holloway is a Professor of Sociology at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades in the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico. He has published widely on Marxist theory, on the Zapatista movement and on the new forms of anti-capitalist struggle. His book Change the World without taking Power (Pluto, 2002, reprinted 2010) has been translated in more than ten languages and has stirred an international debate. His monograph Crack Capitalism (Pluto, 2010), takes the argument further by suggesting that the only way in which we can think of revolution today is as the creation, expansion, multiplication and confluence of cracks in capitalist domination.

 

 

Sandro Mezzadra

Sandro Mezzadra works as a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bologna, where he teaches postcolonial studies and contemporary political theory. He has published widely on the areas of migration, postcolonial theory, contemporary capitalism, Italian operaismo, and autonomist Marxism. His works include numerous book chapters and journal articles that have been translated into ten languages: Italian, French, German, Spanish, Finnish, Greek, Slovenian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. His most recent monographs (coauthored with Brett Neilson) are Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor (2013, Duke University Press), and The Politics of Operations: Excavating Contemporary Capitalism (2019, Duke University Press).

 

 

Nela Pamuković

Nela Pamuković is a feminist and anti-war activist, advocate for survivors of sexual violence, and one of Croatia’s representatives at the European Women’s Lobby. She joined her first consciousness-raising women’s group in 1987; since then she has become an active member of multiple women’s organizations and movements in Croatia, and has been a key individual in constructing a network of feminist communities throughout former Yugoslavia. She is also a co-founder of the Center for Women War Victims – an organization that provides support to women survivors of war, human trafficking and sexual exploitation with counselling, access to legal services and other practical assistance. She also played a key role in the preparations and organization of the Women’s Court – A Feminist Approach to Justice.

 

 

Ian Parker

Ian Parker is a British psychologist and psychoanalyst. He is Emeritus Professor of Management in the School of Business at the University of Leicester. Parker first lectured at Manchester Polytechnic from 1985, was appointed Professor of Psychology at Bolton Institute in 1996, and returned to Manchester as Professor of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000. In 2012 he was suspended for questioning, in his capacity as departmental union representative for the University and College Union, work-load and appointment procedures. There was an international campaign for his reinstatement. In 2013 he resigned his post, and moved to the University of Leicester, and also took up visiting professorial positions at several different universities.

 

Vjeran Pavlaković

Vjeran Pavlaković is an associate professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Rijeka, and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington. He has written numerous articles on the topics of Yugoslavs in the Spanish Civil War, the politics of memory, and transitional justice in the former Yugoslavia. Recent publications include: The Battle for Spain is Ours: Croatia and the Spanish Civil War 1936–1939 (2014), Remembering War the European Way: Croatia’s Commemorative Culture on the Eve of EU Membership (in Croatia and the European Union: Changes and Development, Pero Maldini and Davor Pauković, eds., 2015), Yugoslav Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (2016), and Framing the Nation and Collective Identity (Vjeran Pavlaković and Davor Pauković, eds.). He was a lead researcher on the project FRAMNAT – Framing the Nation and Collective Identity in Croatia: Political Rituals and the Cultural Memory of Twentieth Century Traumas (2014–2018).

Photo: SNV. 

 

Maple Razsa

Maple Razsa is an Associate Professor of Global Studies at Colby College. He is committed to using text, images, and sound to embody the lived experience and the political imaginations of contemporary social movements. Trained as a filmmaker and anthropologist at Harvard University, Maple has held fellowships from several different universities and foundations. His films have been shown in festivals around the world. The Society for Visual Anthropology named The Maribor Uprisings the Best Feature Film of 2017. His book Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics After Socialism (Indiana University Press, 2015) won the William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology. His current research is on the autonomy of migration and the struggle of refugees and European activists to enact freedom of movement in Europe.

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Alan Soble

Alan Soble is an American philosopher and author of numerous books and articles on the philosophy of sex and love. He is the founder and the first director (1977–1992) of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love. He taught at the University of New Orleans from 1986 to 2006 where he was University Research Professor and now Emeritus. Among his monographs are The Structure of Love (1990), The Philosophy of Sex and Love (1998, 2008), and Pornography, Sex, and Feminism (2002). He edited Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia (2006) and the anthologies Philosophy of Sex (1980–2017), Sex, Love, and Friendship (1997), and Eros, Agape, and Philia (1989).

 

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Raúl Zibechi

Raúl Zibechi is a researcher and a theorist in social movements, writer, and a journalist for various media. He was a militant of the student movements, movements against military dictatorship, antimilitarist movements. Since 1986, as a journalist and researcher-activist, he has visited almost every country in Latin America, with special emphasis on the Andean region. He knows a good part of the movements in the region, and collaborates in training and dissemination tasks with urban Argentine movements, Paraguayan farmers, and Bolivian, Peruvian, Mapuche and Colombian indigenous communities. All his theoretical work is aimed at understanding and defending the organizational processes of these movements. He has authored several books; Dispersing Power (2010) and Territories in Resistance (2012) were translated in English.

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