Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski

Western University, Canada

Associate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies; Editorial Board member, Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development; Advisory Board Member, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies; Member, Toronto Photography Seminar.

Professor Sliwinski's research ranges across a number of topics, from the intersection of politics and aesthetics, to the genealogy of key concepts in human rights discourse, to sexuality and violence, to more theoretical investigations in psychoanalysis and the terrain of the imaginary. Her book, Human Rights in Camera (Chicago, 2011) traces the visual constitution of human rights from the eighteenth century through the aftermath of World War II. She is currently working on a project about the politics of dream-life and has a forthcoming book entitles Dream Matters: Six Exercises in political Thought (University of Minnesota Press, 2017).