• Memory Studies

    Memory studies, which in the last decades began to thrive within different academic disciplines, have become particularly vital at a time when seemingly stable social, cultural, and political structures and realities are being dismantled and reconfigured. The NSSR Memory Studies Network brings together leading scholars in the field and graduate students from different parts of the university – social science, arts and design, and humanities -- creating a special space for interdisciplinary discussion, scholarly innovation, and international exchanges of ideas, thus advancing discourse in the field. The group is open to both resident (NSSR-based), and non-resident members, and will be linked to affiliated study groups abroad led by alumni of The New School. Its activities include monthly works-in-progress seminars, art events, guest talks, and annual conferences. For more information, visit our website or send us an email. The group, supported by the Faculty Advisory Committee, is based at NSSR’s Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS). 


    Faculty Advisory Committee

    Elzbieta Matynia , Professor, Department of Sociology, and Director of Transregional Center for Democratic Studies 

    Jonathan Bach , Chair of the Global Studies undergraduate program, and Associate Professor of International Affairs, Schools of Public Engagement

    Benoit Challand , Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

    William Hirst , Professor, Department of Psychology

    Robin Wagner-Pacifici , University in Exile Professor, Department of Sociology

    Vera Zolberg, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology

    Susan Yelavich , Associate Professor of Design Studies and Director, MA Design Studies, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design

    Dmitri Nikulin , Professor, Department of Philosophy

    Alexandra Delano , Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Schools of Public Engagement

    Robert Kirkbride , Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Architecture and Product Design, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design