Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies
Primary Academic Program: Political Studies
Biography:Kellan Anfinson received his doctorate in political theory from Johns Hopkins University. His areas of specialization include environmental politics, critical theory, political economy, and American politics. Work in preparation includes the manuscript The Ethos of the Event: From Political Eruptions to Climate Change, which examines the role of “the event” in political life, with a focus on developing an ethos that could better attune us to an eventful world marked by climate change. Anfison is the author of the articles “How to Tell the Truth about Climate Change,” in Environmental Politics (2018) and “Risk or Security: Carl Schmitt’s Ethos of the Event,” in Telos (2018); and the coauthor of the introduction to “The Fragility of Things: A Symposium,” in Theory and Event, and the coeditor of that publication. He has taught at the University of South Florida, where he was a postdoctoral scholar; Sciences Po in Paris, where he served as a teaching fellow; University of Mannheim; and Johns Hopkins University. BA, Macalester College; MA, PhD, Johns Hopkins University. At Bard since 2019.