Dr. Inna Viriasova

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

Office Hours: Monday 10am-12pm and Thursday 11am-12pm on-line by appt

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.