Assistant Teaching Professor
Office: RDJC 204
Ph.D. Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, 2015
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 2010
Caribbean Philosophy; Feminist Theory; Political Ecology
Max Hantel is an interdisciplinary scholar of feminist theory, Afro-Caribbean philosophy, political ecology, and critical geography. His current research tries to understand various alternative ecological imaginaries generated in the global South. Work on this subject has appeared in journals such as Small Axe, philoSOPHIA, and Angelaki.
His book project Haunted Confluence: Intergenerational Geographies of Race and Sex in Afro-Caribbean Feminism argues for an alternative genealogy of materialism in the work of Afro-Caribbean scholars such as Edouard Glissant and Sylvia Wynter. This genealogy returns us to the question of the human as a way of thinking beyond environmental crisis. Haunted Confluence explores these questions across various natural disaster zones in the Greater Caribbean, such as New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina, sites where who counts symbolically is a matter of life and death.
Professor Hantel teaches a wide range of courses on feminist theory, Africana studies, gender and politics, and feminist ecologies.
For Professor Hantel's most recent publications, please visit: https://rutgers.academia.edu/MaxHantel