Bernard E. Harcourt

Visiting Professor in the School of Social Science, 2016 - 2017

A leading contemporary critical theorist, with a particular interest in punishment regimes, political economy, and critical theory, Bernard E. Harcourt is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University, and directeur d’études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is the author, most recently, of Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age (Harvard University Press 2015) and The Illusion of Free Markets: Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order (Harvard University Press 2011). He is also an active death penalty lawyer, currently representing inmates sentenced to death and to life imprisonment without parole in Alabama.

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