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Pheng Cheah Website

Pheng Cheah is Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley.  He is the author of Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation (Columbia University Press, 2003) and Inhuman Conditions: On Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights (Harvard University Press, 2006).  He is also the co-editor of Cosmopolitics – Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation (University of Minnesota Press, 1998); Grounds of Comparison: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson (Routledge, 2003, with Jonathan Culler); and Derrida and the Time of the Political (Duke University Press, 2009).  He is currently completing a book on theories of the world and world literature from the postcolonial South in an era of global financialization.