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  • In a film still from THE SILENCE OF OTHERS: An elderly woman sits in the dirt, by the railing on the side of a road; she holds a cane in her right hand.

THE SILENCE OF OTHERS Post-Screening Panel, Presented by the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 show

Featuring Brooklyn Institute for Social Research faculty Ajay Singh Chaudhary and Christine Smallwood.
Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a core faculty member specializing in social and political theory. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. His research focuses on social and political theory, Frankfurt School critical theory, political economy, political ecology, media, religion, and post-colonial studies. He has written for the The Guardian, n+1, Los Angeles Review of Books, Quartz, Social Text, Dialectical Anthropology, The Hedgehog Review, Filmmaker Magazine, and 3quarksdaily, among other venues. Ajay is currently working on a book of political theory for the Anthropocene.


Christine Smallwood holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her reviews and essays have been published in The New Yorker, Bookforum, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and Harper’s Magazine. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, n+1, and Vice.

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