Martín Plot (PhD, New School for Social Research, 2004—Alfred Schutz Memorial Award in Philosophy and Sociology) is Research Fellow in Political Thought in the MA Aesthetics and Politics program. He works in the fields of political and social theory and conducts research and writes on American and Latin American culture and politics.
He is the author of Indivisible (Prometeo, 2011), La Carne de lo Social (Prometeo, 2008), and El Kitsch PolíticoContinental Philosophy Review, Constellations, Theory and Event, Umbrales, International Journal of Communication, Le monde diplomatique, Punto de vista, among other journals and reviews. Most recently, he has edited Claude Lefort, Thinker of the Political (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and co-edited Critical Theory and Democracy. Civil Society, Dictatorship, and Constitutionalism in Andrew Arato’s Democratic Theory (Routledge, 2012).
Martín's current research focuses on two major subjects. In his book The Aesthetico-Political:Political Phenomenology and Democracy in Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière (Bloomsbury), he outlines the central elements of an understanding of politics in marked contrast with Carl Schmitt’s – and others’ – theologico-political perspective. Secondly, under a broader research umbrella that poses the question “what is political art?”, he is writing about Jorge Luis Borges’ work and its relationships to twentieth-century political thought.