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María Luciana Cadahia

Visiting Assistant Professor

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María Luciana Cadahia holds a European Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2012). She has been a Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, FLACSO-Ecuador and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and visiting Researcher and Professor at Friedrich Schiller-Universität Jena, Université Paris I (Sorbonne), University of Brighton and Universidad de Los Andes. She has been sub-director at Region Office Andean Region of Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS) and member of International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP). She works in the fields of Modern and Contemporary Political theory, focusing on popular sensibility, apparatus, democracy, state and populism in Latin America.

She has published her papers, essays and books in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Her most recent books are Mediaciones de lo sensible. Hacia una economía crítica del dispositivo (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2017) and El círculo mágico del Estado: feminismo, populismo y antagonismo (Lengua de Trapo, 2019). The book Seven Essays on Populism, written with Paula Biglieri, will be published in the Critical South Series (Polity, 2021).


  • Romance Studies