Banu Bargu
(Santa Cruz)

Banu Bargu is associate professor of History of Consciousness and Political Theory at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of “Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons” (Columbia UP, 2014), which received the First Book Prize given by the Foundations of Political Theory section of the American Political Science Association and was named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice. Bargu is also the editor of “Turkey’s Necropolitical Laboratory: Democracy, Violence, and Resistance” (Edinburgh UP, 2019), co-editor of a special issue of the journal “Rethinking Marxism on Louis Althusser” (2019), and co-editor of “Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique” (Palgrave, 2017). She has been named a fellow of both the American Council of Learned Societies and the Institute for Advanced Study for the 2020-2021 academic year.