Davide Panagia is Professor of Political Science at UCLA. He is a political theorist with multidisciplinary interests across the humanities and social sciences including contemporary political theory and the history of political thought, aesthetics, media studies, interpretive methodologies, cultural theory, literary studies, and cinema. His work specializes on the relationship between aesthetics and politics. His book publications include The Poetics of Political Thinking (Duke, 2006), The Political Life of Sensation (Duke, 2009) Rancière’s Sentiments (Duke, 2018), Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics (Minnesota UP, Forerunners, 2016) and Impressions of Hume: Cinematic Thinking and the Politics of Discontinuity (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013). His current research project, #datapolitik, is a study of police powers in the age of cybernetics.
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