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Gabriela Basterra

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Advisory Board and Faculty Fellow

Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
Project: Kant in the Maquis’ Backpack: Freedom in Spain’s Resistance Movements, 1939-1975


Gabriela Basterra teaches philosophy and literature at the Comparative Literature and the Spanish & Portuguese Departments at New York University, and is faculty in the Poetics & Theory Program. Between 2004 and 2010 she was also a Director of Program at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris. Prof. Basterra is the author of Seductions of Fate: Tragic Subjectivity, Ethics, Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas (Fordham University Press, 2015). She has co-edited Quel sujet du politique? (Rue Descartes, 2010), and her published essays focus on the work of Velázquez, Racine, Kant, Nietzsche, García Lorca, Lacan, Arendt, Levinas, Ricoeur, Antelme, Nancy, and Laclau, among others. Her two ongoing book projects are Kant in the Maquis’ Backpack and Shaping the Void.