Yunus Tuncel has been teaching at The New School since 1999. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research. Along with foundational classes in philosophy, he teaches interdisciplinary classes on power, spectacle, and crime & punishment. In addition to these topics, his research interests include agonism (the culture of competition), eroticism, the culture of the troubadours, and other areas of culture where art, literature, and philosophy intersect. He moderates discussions in the tradition of Café Philosophique at the French Institute.