Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein (Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a Reader in Sociology, the University of Bath, where she teaches political sociology, social and cognitive justice, Marxism, critical, decolonial and feminist theory. She is a post-disciplinary scholar-activist, member of the Global Tapestry of Alternatives’ core group and the founder and coordinator of the international network Women on the Verge, of the Standing Seminar in Critical theory and of the Decolonizing Knowledge in Teaching, Research and Practice Research Hub/Centre.

Her notion of the art of organising hope, that is, the collective resistance and organising processes that give form to alternative realities, horizons and practices, has inspired artists, NGOs and radical pedagogues’ projects worldwide. She has opened a new decolonial, feminist and critical research field: the global politics of hope. Her research articulates Ernst Bloch’s materialist philosophy of hope and the contradictory processes of radical transformations led by urban and rural social, labour, indigenous and women, bringing about concrete utopias that contest the heteropatriarchal- colonial-capitalism.

Main publications

> The Labour Debate (co-editor and author, 2002, available in Spanish and Turkish)

> The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America: The Art of Organising Hope (Palgrave Macmillan 2015)

> Social Sciences for An Other Politics: Women Theorising without Parachutes (Palgrave Macmillan, editor, and author, 2016)

> Open Marxism 4: Against a Closing World (Pluto Press, co-editor and author, 2019, forthcoming in Spanish and Tamil)

> World Beyond Work? Labour, Money and the Capitalist State between Crisis and Utopia (Emerald, co-author, 2021)

Her books The Global Politics of Hope. The San Francisco Lectures (Kairos, PM) and The Decolonising force of Marxism (Pluto Press) are forthcoming in 2022.

Interviews

«For A Practice Of Politicised Commoning: An Interview With Werner Bonefeld, Ana Cecilia Dinerstein And John Holloway» (Plan C, 2019)

Articles

«Carving out new politics of hope for 2019» (University of Bath, 2019)

Videos