Critical Theory Welcomes Visiting Scholars Rosaura Martínez and Robin Maialeh

Please join us in welcoming Professor Rosaura Martínez of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Robin Maialeh, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Economics, Prague, two scholars joining The Program in Critical Theory in January 2016.

Professor Martínez will be continuing her research into forms of violence that draw from state powers as well as less formal forms of power in society. In March, she presents a lecture, Limits and Possibilities of the Theory of Psychoanalysis for Kant’s “Eternal Peace”. Robin Maialeh comes to Berkeley to research the confrontation of contemporary economic thought and critical theory.

Dr. Martínez is Associate Professor of Philosophy at UNAM. She is a member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico (SNI) and serves as the coordinator of the research project, “Philosophers after Freud.” She is the author of Freud y Derrida: escritura y psique (2013). She has published several articles on the intersections between psychoanalysis and deconstruction. She also serves on the advisory board of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs.

Robin Maialeh is a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the University of Economics, Prague. He also lectures on economic thought at the College of Economics and Management. His research is aimed at political economy and economic methodology, particularly in a broader context of critical theory.