Critical Theory Welcomes Visiting Scholars Olivia Custer and Luciana Dadico | Fall 2014

Critical Theory Visiting scholars are but one way that faculty and students connect to research institutions across the globe. This Fall, Critical Theory welcomes New York and Paris-based scholar Olivia Custer (October-November 2014) and Brazilian scholar Luciana Dadico (September-December 2014).

Dr. Custer completed her Doctorat d’Université at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales working on Kant’s critical philosophy under the supervision of Jacques Derrida. She has held teaching positions at the American University in Paris, the Collège International de Philosophie, and Bard College in New York. As a Critical Theory visiting scholar, she will lecture, “Reading the Hell Out of Derrida: The Octopus.” Her research revolves around the question of how to engage Kant’s philosophical legacy, and, from a critical perspective informed especially by the writings of Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, her recent work investigates the language and narratives of Human Rights discourse.

Dr. Dadico received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of São Paulo, where she is currently a post-doctoral fellow with the Psychology Institute. Her research interests are focused on reading experience, the mediation of reading through books and electronic devices, literature and subjectivity, aesthetic theory, digital media and technology, German philosophy, and psychoanalysis.