WJT Mitchell is Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. He is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, a quarterly devoted to critical theory in the arts and human sciences. A scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature, Mitchell is associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). He is known especially for his work on the relations of visual and verbal representations in the context of social and political issues. Under his editorship, Critical Inquiry has published special issues on public art, psychoanalysis, pluralism, feminism, the sociology of literature, canons, race and identity, narrative, the politics of interpretation, postcolonial theory, and many other topics. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Morey Prize in art history given by the College Art Association of America. His publications include: What Do Pictures Want? (2005); The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon (1998); Picture Theory (1994); Art and the Public Sphere (1993); Landscape and Power (1992); Iconology (1987). His most recent books are Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9-11 to the Present (Chicago 2011), and Seeing Through Race (Harvard, 2012).
Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos is Professor of Law & Theory and Director of the Westminster International Law & Theory Centre at the University of Westminster, London, an international research centre in the heart of London with a vibrant series of events, publications, internships and research clusters. Andreas's research interests include critical legal theory, autopoiesis, philosophy, psychoanalysis, architecture, geography, art, phenomenology, and their critical instances of confluence. He researches in the areas of environmental law, EU law, human rights and critical jurisprudence. Andreas has been awarded the Oxford University Press National Law Teacher of the Year Award 2011. He is the author of Absent Environments (2008) and Niklas Luhmann: law, justice, society (2010) and edited Law and the City (2007), Law and ecology: new environmental foundations (2011), and Luhmann Observed: Radical Theoretical Encounters (2012). He is currently editing Knowledge-creating Milieus: Firms, Cities and Territories, and completing his monograph Just Here: The Geography of Spatial Justice.
Honni van Rijswijk
Dr Honni van Rijswijk is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at UTS and Co-convenor of the Law School’s Law and Culture Group. She received her PhD from the University of Washington, where she was a Fellow in the Society of Scholars at the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Her research examines intersections between law and culture, focusing on the justice claims of those whose suffering is rendered invisible through dominant legal and cultural frameworks. Her work has been published in Law, Culture and the Humanities, Feminist Legal Studies, Australian Feminist Law Journal, University of New South Wales Law Journal and Melbourne University Law Review. She is currently working on a book that compares legal and literary representations of responsibility for historical suffering in different national contexts.