Eduardo Cadava

Eduardo Cadava teaches in the Department of English at Princeton University, where he also is affiliated with the Program in Media and Modernity, the School of Architecture, the Center for African American Studies, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.  He also is a Professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.  He has written extensively on topics ranging across literature, philosophy, photography, architecture, music, democracy, war, memory and forgetting, race and slavery, human rights and citizenship, and the ethics of decision.  He has published three books, co-edited three books, published over sixty essays, and translated several works from French into English. He is the author of Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History, Emerson and the Climates of History, and Fazal Sheikh: Portraits, and co-editor of Who Comes After the Subject?Cities Without Citizens, and a special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly entitled And Justice for All?: The Claims of Human Rights.  He is currently completing a translation of Nadar’s memoirs, Quand j’étais photographe for MIT Press and  a collection of essays on the ethics and politics of mourning entitled Mourning Politics.  He also is co-directing a multi-year project entitled The Itinerant Languages of Photography that includes scholars, curators, and artists from Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and beyond.  His book Paper Graveyards: Essays on Art and Photography is forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 2013.