Bio

Submitted by Monique Roelofs on Friday, 8/30/2019, at 8:45 AM

Monique Roelofs is a political theorist and feminist philosopher who specializes in the connections between aesthetics and politics, with special attention paid to the dynamics of race, gender, coloniality, and the global. Her book Arts of Address: Being Alive to Language and the World will be published by Columbia University Press in 2020. She is the author of The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic (Bloomsbury 2014), which currently is being translated into Portuguese in Brazil. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Hypatia, Confluencia, differences, M/m-Print-Plus-Platform, and Texte zur Kunst, and anthologies such as The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race (2018). Roelofs has recently completed another book manuscript on address titled “Aesthetics, Address, and the Making of Culture.” The guest editor of Aesthetics and Race, a special volume of Contemporary Aesthetics (2009), she is coediting an anthology on Black Aesthetics. She is also coauthoring a book on the aesthetic politics of temporality in Latin America. Building on the short piece “A New Aesthetics of Conviviality” (Flash Art, Sept. 2019), a further project explores the capabilities with which we can propose public alternatives to the reenergized racist, ethno-nationalist, LGBTQI-phobic, and misogynist mobilizations occurring in numerous countries across the world.