Curriculum Vitae

Aaron Benanav
 

EMPLOYMENT

University of Chicago, 2016-
Co-Chair, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
Affiliate Faculty, Department of History

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in History, University of California, Los Angeles, Winter 2015
M.A. in History, University of California, Los Angeles, Spring 2008
B.A. in History, University of Chicago, with honors, Spring 2005

PUBLICATIONS

Book

A Global History of Unemployment, since 1949 (under advance contract, Verso Books).

Journal Articles

Joshua Clover and Aaron Benanav, “Can Dialectics Break BRICS?” South Atlantic Quarterly 113.4 (Fall 2014), 743-759.

Edited Volumes

Aaron Benanav and John Clegg, “Crisis and Immiseration: Critical Theory Today,” in The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory, eds. Werner Bonefeld, et. al., New York, Sage Publications, forthcoming.

Works in Progress

Aaron Benanav, “Demography and Dispossession: Explaining the Growth of the Global Informal Proletariat, 1950-2000,” submitted for review to Comparative Studies of Society and History.

Aaron Benanav, “The End of Unemployment? The ILO Confronts the Global Jobs Deficit, 1945-1995,” in preparation for submission to the The Journal of Global History.

Other Publications

“It’s Not about NAFTA,” Verso Blog (online), November 2016.

“Precarity Rising,” Viewpoint Magazine (online), June 2015.

“Misery and Debt,” with John Clegg, Endnotes 2, April 2010, 20-51.

“Landscapes of Labour,” New Left Review 61, January 2010, 222-232.

“Critique in Crisis,” Lana Turner Journal 2, Fall 2009, 212-223.

“Kali’s Prophet,” New Left Review 48, November 2007, 139-151.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2017 University of Chicago Feminist Forum Professor Award
2013-14 UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship
2012-13 UCLA History Department Pre-Dissertation Year Fellowship
2008 History Department Comprehensive Exams passed “with distinction”
2007 & 2008 UCLA Graduate Division Graduate Summer Research Mentorship

INVITED TALKS

“The End of Unemployment? The ILO Confronts the Global Jobs Deficit, 1945-1995,” Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 4/26/2017.

“A World without Work: The Global Jobs Crisis in Historical Perspective,” Global Studies Department, UC Santa Barbara, 1/19/2016.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

“Demography and Dispossession: On the Growth of the Global Labor Force, 1950-2010,” The Social Theory Workshop, The University of Chicago, 11/10/2016.

“Too Many People or Too Few Jobs: A Critique of Political Demography after 1950,” The Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz, 2/17/2016.

“Deindustrialization in a Global Perspective,” Seventh Annual Historical Materialism Conference, New York, NY, 4/25/2015.

“The New Global Revolutions,” The Center for Social Theory & Comparative History, UCLA, 4/15/2013.

“Dimensions of the Present Crisis” (opening plenary), Second Annual Historical Materialism Conference, New York, NY, 1/14/2016.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Collegiate Asst. Professor, Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2016-

Power, Identity, Resistance (Fall 2016-Spring 2017), instructor of record.

Lecturer, History Department, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016

World History since 1760 (Spring 2016), instructor of record.

University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011-2015
Lecturer, College Nine

International and Global Issues (Fall 2011-2015), instructor of record.

University of California, Los Angeles, 2008-2009
Teaching Fellow, History Department

A Science of the Subject? Psychoanalysis and Social Theory (Spring 2009), instructor of record.
History of Modern Thought (Fall 2008 & Winter 2009), teaching assistant.

University of California, Los Angeles, 2007-2008
Teaching Assistant, History Department

Social Knowledge and Social Power (Winter 2008).
Introduction to Western Civilization, Ancient Civilizations to A.D. 843 (Fall 2007).

University of California, Los Angeles, 2007-2008
Teaching Assistant, German Department

Figures who Changed the World (Winter 2007 & Spring 2008).

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Administrator, UCLA Center for Social Theory and Comparative History, 2015-2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Historical Association
Economic History Association
Social Science History Association
American Association of University Professors

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Co-Chair, Society of Fellows, The University of Chicago, 2017-18
Faculty Advisor, Social Theory Workshop, The University of Chicago, 2017-18

Committee to Revise Core Curriculum, UCSC College Nine, Spring 2015

LANGUAGES

Spanish (reading proficiency)
French (reading proficiency)
German (reading proficiency)

REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST