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Thomas KeenanDirector, Human Rights Project

Thomas Keenan is the director of the Human Rights Project and Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College.

He is the author of Fables of Responsibility (1997); and, with Eyal Weizman, Mengele’s Skull (2012). He is co-editor, with Wendy Chun, of New Media, Old Media (2006, 2nd ed. 2015).

Thomas also co-edited two books, produced jointly with Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies: The Human Snapshot (2013) with Tirdad Zolghadr, and The Flood of Rights (2017), co-edited with Suhail Malik and Tirdad Zolghadr.

He has served on the boards of a number of human rights organizations and journals, including WITNESS, Scholars at Risk, The Crimes of War Project, The Journal of Human Rights, and Humanity.

Thomas teaches courses on human rights, media theory, and literature.