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About Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

Dr. Andrés Fabián Henao Castro is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research deals with the relationships between ancient and contemporary political theory, via the prisms of de-colonial theory and poststructuralism. He is currently working on a book that explores different subject-positions and forms of agency imagined in the theoretical reception of Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone. His recent publications include the article “Slavery in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, and the Militant Intellectual from the Global South” (Theatre Survey); “Can the Subaltern Smile? Oedipus Without Oedipus” (Contemporary Political Theory); and “Antigone Claimed: ‘I am a Stranger!’ Political Theory and the Figure of the Stranger” (Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy). He is also a member of the international research network Performance Philosophy and a columnist for the online journal of political analysis Palabras al Margen (Words at the Margins).     


Present Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Karl Loewenstein Fellowship (Amherst College)
  • 2014 NPSA McWilliams Best Faculty Paper in Political Theory
  • 2010 Graduate School Fellowship (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • 2006 Graduate School Fellowship (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

Articles (10)

Books (1)

Chapters in Books (6)

Articles in "Palabras al Margen" (Words at the Margins) (32)