Thomas Keenan

Thomas Keenan is an author, educator, and scholar with research interests that include media and conflict, literary and political theory, and violence and politics. Keenan is the Director of the Human Rights Project at Bard College and an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature. In the field of human rights, he has worked with the Soros Documentary Fund, Witness, and the Journal of Human Rights. He is the author of Fables of Responsibility: Aberrations and Predicaments in Ethics and Politics (1997); editor of The End(s) of the Museum (1996); and coeditor of Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics (2009), New Media, Old Media (2005), Responses (1989), and Paul de Man, Wartime Journalism, 1939-1943 (1988). Keenan divides his time between Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and New York, NY.


Interview with Thomas Keenen by Ozge Orsoy, published March 24, 2011.
“I came to think that the most powerful critiques of photojournalism were these sorts of deviations, swirls, and divergences from within the practice ” Read more ›