Institute for Advanced Study (2021-22)
Member in the School of Social Science
Lafayette College (2019-21)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Law
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (2019)
Political Science, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory
M.A. University of California, Berkeley (2013)
M.A. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2011)
B.A. University of Virginia (2009)
Political and Social Thought, with high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Summer 2019)
IES Fellow & Visiting Researcher
University of Vienna (Spring 2019)
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Research Fellow
University of Frankfurt a.M. & Institut für Sozialforschung (2015-16)
DAAD Graduate Scholar & Visiting Fellow
Columbia University (Spring 2014)
Graduate Exchange Scholar
Edited Books and Journals
Mutant Neoliberalism: Market Rule and Political Rupture, ed. with Zachary Manfredi (Fordham University Press, 2020).
“Europe at a Crossroads,” Near Futures Online, ed. with Michel Feher, Milad Odabaei and Aurélie Windels, Issue 1 (March 2016).
“Rethinking Sovereignty and Capitalism” (ed. Special Issue) in Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, 23.1 Fall/Winter 2014.
Reviews of Mutant Neoliberalism: Market Rule and Political Rupture
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Corinne Blalock, William Davies, Verónica Gago, and David Singh Grewal in LPE Blog
Jessica Whyte in Perspectives on Politics
Michael Behrent in Tocqueville21
Johannes Lenhard in American Ethnologist
Alpar Lošonc in Panoeconomicus
Articles and Book Chapters
“The Right’s Moral High Ground: Inclusive Exclusivity in Turkey, Spain and the United States” (with Asli Igsiz and Biko Koenig) in Conservativisms of Color, edited by Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes (NYU Press, forthcoming 2024).
“Extinguishing the Flames: A Call for Future Research and Action on Far-Right Ecologies” (with The Zetkin Collective) in Irma Allen, Kristoffer Ekberg, Ståle Holgersen, Andreas Malm (eds.) Fanning the flames: Political Ecologies of the Far Right (Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2024 ).
“Postwachstum von rechts und die Gefahr des Ökofaschismus” (with Tatjana Söding), Ökologisches Wirtschaften (forthcoming 2023).
“The Politics of Rationality in Early Neoliberalism: Max Weber, Ludwig von Mises, and the Socialist Calculation Debate,” Journal of the History of Ideas (April 2022): 269–291.
“Ordoliberal Theory in Historical Context,” in Oxford Handbook of Ordoliberalism, eds. Thomas Biebricher, Werner Bonefeld, and Peter Nedergaard (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
"Introduction: Theorizing Mutant Neoliberalism" (with Zachary Manfredi) in Mutant Neoliberalism: Market Rule and Political Rupture, Callison and Manfredi, eds. (Fordham University Press, 2020).
“Ordoliberalism’s Trans-Atlantic (Un)Intelligibility: From Friedman and Eucken to Geithner and Schäuble” in Ordoliberalism, Law and the Rule of Economics, edited by Josef Hien and Christian Joerges (Bloomsbury & Hart Publishing, 2018): pp. 49-70.
“Subjectivity,” A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory, edited by Imre Szeman, Sarah Blacker and Justin Sully (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017): pp. 173-190.
"Sovereign Anxieties and Neoliberal Transformations: An Introduction,” Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, 23.1 (Fall/Winter 2014): pp. 3-34.
Review of Neil Vallelly, Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness (Goldsmiths Press, 2021) in Theory & Event (Fall 2022).
"The Non-Crisis of Precarity Capitalism?" Review Symposium on Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis Or Utopia by Albena Azmanova, in Critical Horizons A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory (August 2022).
Review of Jessica Whyte, The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism in Perspectives on Politics (Winter 2021).
Review of Thomas Biebricher, The Political Theory of Neoliberalism in Contemporary Political Theory (February 2020).
“New Preface to White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism” (with Tatjana Söding), Verso Blog (October 2022).
Spanish translation forthcoming with Capitán Swing (2023)
"Coronapolitics from the Reichstag to the Capitol" (with Quinn Slobodian), Boston Review (January 2021).
In German: "Querdenker: Der Aufstand des Mittelstands," Zeit Online (April 3, 2021).
In Spanish: "El auge del ‘diagonalismo,’" Política Exterior (Mayo/Junio 2021).
In Danish (interview): Kåre Holm Thomsen, "Populismens efterfølger" Weekendavisen (Feb 23, 2021).
In Dutch (interview): Seije Slager, "De nieuwe protestbeweging: Het wantrouwen tegen de macht wordt een politiek verdienmodel" Trouw (Feb 3, 2021).
In Croatian (coverage): "Nakon populizma – dijagonalizam?"
"A Tale of Two Ordos: German Nationalism in Brown and Red" (with Quinn Slobodian), ROAR Magazine (Summer 2020).
"Dead Again? Mutant Neoliberalism and Crisis Reinvention" (with Zachary Manfredi), LPE Blog (April 2020).
"Pop-Up Populism: The Failure of Left-Wing Nationalism in Germany" (with Quinn Slobodian), Dissent (Summer 2019).
In French: “Rideau sur un coup de théâtre populiste de la gauche allemande” in AOC: Analyse, Opinion, Critique (Sept. 3, 2019).
“Movements of Counter-Speculation: A Conversation with Michel Feher,” interviewed by William Callison, Los Angeles Review of Books (July 12, 2019).
"S’émanciper de l’émancipation: Entretien avec Wendy Brown," interviewed by William Callison and Michel Feher, Mouvements, Issue 97, No. 1 (2019).
Interview with Thomas Biebricher, “Return or Revival: The Ordoliberal Legacy” in Near Futures Online, “Europe at a Crossroads,” Issue 1 (March 2016).
In French: “Résurgence ou renaissance: l’héritage ordoliberal,” Vacarme 80 (Été 2017).
Interview with Sonja Buckel, “Welcome Management: Making Sense of the ‘Summer of Migration’” in Near Futures Online, “Europe at a Crossroads,” Issue 1 (March 2016).
In French: “L’hospitalité néolibérale: une lecture de l’été des migrations,” Vacarme 76 (Été 2016).
Interview with Claus Offe, “The Fate of an Impasse: Europe, Year 2015” (interviewed by William Callison, Jonathan Klein and Johann Szews), Near Futures Online, “Europe at a Crossroads,” Issue 1 (March 2016).
Verónica Gago, “Mutant Neoliberalism, Originary Violence and Feminist Revolts in Latin America,” translated by William Callison and Andrea Sempértegui, Mutant Neoliberalism Symposium, LPE Blog (April 2020).
Interviews with Sonja Buckel and Claus Offe (see above).
Martin Saar, “Spinoza and the Political Imaginary” (translated by William Callison and Anne Gräfe), Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, 23.2 Spring/Summer 2015: pp. 115-133.
Joseph Vogl, “The Real and the All-Too-Human” (translated by William Callison), Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, Issue Number 22, 2015: pp. 16-21.
Joseph Vogl, “The Sovereignty Effect: Markets and Power in the Economic Regime” (translated by William Callison), Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, 23.1 Fall/Winter 2014: 125-155.