Eduardo L. Cadava

Professor
Princeton University
Department of English, Associate Member of the Department of Comparative Literature, the School of Architecture, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Eduardo L. Cadava is a professor at the Princeton English Department. An Associate Member of the Department of Comparative Literature, the School of Architecture, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, he also serves on the Executive Committees of the Program in Media and Modernity, The Program in European Cultural Studies, and the Program in Latin American Studies.

He is a faculty member in the summer program at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee and he has been the Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Visiting Professor in Architecture at Cooper Union.

He has written extensively on literature, philosophy, photography, architecture, music, democracy, war, memory and forgetting, race and slavery, human rights and citizenship, and the ethics of decision.

He is the author of Emerson and the Climates of History (Stanford UP, 1997), Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History (Princeton UP, 1998), and, with Fazal Sheikh, of Fazal Sheikh: Portraits (Steidl, 2011)He also has co-edited Who Comes After the Subject? (Routledge, 1991), Cities Without Citizens (The Slought Foundation and the Rosenbach Museum, 2003), a special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly entitled And Justice for All?: The Claims of Human Rights (Duke UP, 2004), and The Itinerant Languages of Photography (Princeton University Art Museum and Yale UP, 2014).

He has translated several works by Jacques Derrida, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, and Maurice Blanchot, and recently has introduced and co-translated Nadar’s memoirs, Quand j’étais photographe (MIT Press, 2015).