Denise Ferreira da Silva

Denise Ferreira da Silva is an Associate Professor and Director of The Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia. Her academic writings and artistic practice address the ethical questions of the global present and target the metaphysical and onto-epistemological dimensions of modern thought. Academic publications include “Toward a Global Idea of Race” (2007) and the edited volume “Race, Empire, and The Crisis of the Subprime” (with Paula Chakravartty, 2013). She is the principal editor for the book series “Law, Race, and the Postcolonial” (with Mark Harris and Brenna Bhandar). Together with Valentina Desideri, she creates events and texts as part of “Poethical Readings” and is an advisor to Contour Biennale 8.