Book Series

Reinventing Critical Theory

Series edited by Gabriel Rockhill and Jennifer Ponce de León for Rowman & Littlefield International

The Reinventing Critical Theory series publishes cutting edge work that seeks to reinvent critical social theory for the 21st century. It serves as a platform for new research in critical philosophy that examines the political, social, historical, anthropological, psychological, technological, religious, aesthetic and/or economic dynamics shaping the contemporary situation. Books in the series provide alternative accounts and points of view regarding the development of critical social theory and put critical theory in dialogue with other intellectual traditions and/or with important developments in areas such as postcolonial studies, feminism, queer theory, environmental philosophy and critical race theory. The series aims at developing and advancing new forms of pluralist critical theory that contest in various ways the current hegemonic order.

The series is particularly interested in work that proposes methodological innovations that surpass the standard divisions of knowledge and academic expertise. More specifically, it seeks to serve as a window for research that combines deep theoretical reflection with a dedication to understanding and elucidating concrete cultural particulars. This means that it aims, as well, at renewing and deepening the dedication of critical theory, broadly construed, to working between the human and social sciences, between theory and practice, inside and beyond the academy. In its dedication to broadening the international scope and transnational engagements of critical theory, the series is also interested in integrating reliable translations of important contemporary work that is not yet available in English. In particular, it seeks to publish lesser-known works by established intellectuals and to lend visibility to thinkers from the non-Anglophone world who remain liminal or unknown in English-speaking circles. The series thus seeks to give voice to emerging trends that lie outside the mainstream or critically question it from within. It thereby aims at creating a platform for what we might call the intellectual underground of contemporary critical theory.

The series welcomes proposals for monographs, well-curated edited collections and translation projects that pioneer new directions of inquiry. Please contact the series editors, Gabriel Rockhill ( and Yannik Thiem (

Books Published in Series
Politics of Divination: Neoliberal Endgame and the Religion of Contingency by Joshua Ramey (forthcoming)
Critical Theories of Crisis in Europe: From Weimar to the Euro
, eds. Poul F. Kjaer and Niklas Olsen
Resistance and Decolonization by Amílcar Cabral, ed. and trans. Dan Wood
Commercium: Critical Theory from a Cosmopolitan Point of View by Brian Milstein, preface by Nancy Fraser

Editorial Review Board
Elisabeth Anker, George Washington University, USA
Anita Chari, University of Oregon, USA
Faisal Devji, University of Oxford, UK
Lisa Guenther, Vanderbildt University, USA
Özgür Gürsoy, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
Tyrus Miller, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
Yves Winter, McGill University, Canada

International Advisory Board
Wendy Brown, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Nancy Fraser, New School for Social Research, USA, and Collège d’études mondiales, Paris, France
Alfredo Gomez-Muller, Université de Tours, France
Charles Mills, Northwestern University, USA
Jacob Rogozinski, Université de Strasbourg, France
Kristin Ross, New York University, USA
Lars Sætre, University of Bergen, Norway
Michael Titlestad, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa