Anu Taranath is a speaker, facilitator, and educator. As faculty at the University of Washington Seattle, she teaches about global literature, race, and equity, and directs study abroad programs on human rights. She has received Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” designation, the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and multiple Fulbright fellowships. A consultant known for “pushing the conversation without pushing folks away,” she works with people in colleges, libraries, businesses, community organizations, and government agencies to deepen equity, social justice, and global consciousness.
Alberto Toscano is Reader in Critical Theory and Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of The Theatre of Production: Philosophy and Individuation Between Kant and Deleuze (2006), Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea (2010; 2017, 2nd ed.), (with Jeff Kinkle) Cartographies of the Absolute (2015), and the translator of several works by Alain Badiou, Toni Negri, Furio Jesi and Franco Fortini. He is an editor of the journal Historical Materialism and editor of The Italian List for Seagull Books.