BiographyMiriam Ticktin is Professor of Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has held positions at the New School for Social Research, University of Michigan, and at Columbia University, and she has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. At the New School, she served as co-Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, and Director of Gender Studies. She will be Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics (CPCP) at the CUNY Graduate Center starting in Fall 2024.
Ticktin publishes widely on topics such as migration, borders, humanitarianism, and racial and gendered inequalities, and most recently, she has written about the idea of a decolonial feminist commons. She is the author of Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France (University of California Press, 2012), and co-editor of In the Name of Humanity: The Government of Threat and Care (Duke University Press, 2010). Her latest book, Against Innocence: Undoing and Remaking the World is forthcoming (2024). She is currently working on her next book, Containment and Commoning: From Bordered Worlds to Collective Life. Ticktin writes in public venues such as Truthout, LARB and Open Democracy, and works with migrant social justice groups in the US and in France.