Mijke van der Drift
Philosopher and educator Mijke van der Drift works on ethics as a focal point in multi-disciplinary research about social transformation. Van der Drift is a lecturer at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, as of fall 2020, and is a tutor at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. They will also be a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge in 2020-2021, as part of the Revolutionary Papers project, in collaboration with the London School of Economics, London and the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town. In addition, van der Drift is currently working on their book Nonnormative Ethics: The Dynamics of Trans Formation. They obtained a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, London. Their current project focuses on multilogical ethics and generosity, and is provisionally titled The Logic of Loss in Bonding. The book chapter “Radical Transfeminism: Trans as anti-static ethics escaping neoliberal encapsulation,” co-written with poet Nat Raha, is forthcoming in New Feminist Studies: Twenty-first-century Critical Interventions, ed. Jennifer Cooke. Van der Drift lives and works in Amsterdam and London.