Dr. Inna Viriasova

Office: BAC 320
Phone: (902) 585-1258
Email: inna.viriasova@acadiau.ca

Education

Ph.D. Theory and Criticism (University of Western Ontario, 2013)
M.A. European Studies (Maastricht University, 2007)
M.A. Political Science (Central European University, 2006)
B.A. Political Science (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, 2005)

Research/Teaching Interests

  • Contemporary continental political philosophy
  • History of political thought
  • Non-Western and indigenous thought
  • Critical theory
  • Critical refugee studies
  • Post-humanism and new materialism
  • Global biopolitics

Teaching (2019-20)

  • POLS 1403: Global Politics, Law & Culture
  • POLS 2113: Politics of Knowledge
  • POLS 3143 Contemporary Political Theory
  • POLS 3893: Politics and Government of Western Europe
  • POLS 4343/5343: Political Philosophy (Posthumanism & Contemporary Political Thought)

Selected Publications

Books
At the Limits of the Political: Affect, Life, Things (London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018).

Roberto Esposito: Biopolitics and Philosophy, co-edited with Antonio Calcagno (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2018).

Journal Articles
“Speculative Political Theory: Quentin Meillassoux and ‘the Great Outdoors’ of Politics,” Theory and Event 20, no. 3 (2017): 629-652.

“The Refugee’s Flight: Homelessness, Hospitality and Care of the Self,” Journal of Global Ethics 12, no. 2 (2016): 222-239.

“The Political Totalization of Carl Schmitt: Deciding on ‘the Absolutely Unpolitical’,” Telos 175 (2016): 85-104.

“Biopolitics and Community of Life: Between Naturalism and Animism,” Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy 22 (2015): 90-105.

“Unpolitical Life: Michel Henry and the Real Limits of Biopolitics,” diacritics 42, no. 3 (2014): 84-113.

Book Chapters
“Thinking with Roberto Esposito: An Introduction,” in Inna Viriasova & Antonio Calcagno, eds. Roberto Esposito: Biopolitics and Philosophy (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, July 2018), ix-xxiv.

“Fold of Life: Roberto Esposito on ‘the Living Person’ and Animistic Personhood,” in Inna Viriasova & Antonio Calcagno, eds. Roberto Esposito: Biopolitics and Philosophy (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, July 2018), 101-125.