John W Kendall

I have three interwoven interests: I am interested in the heterodox thinking of community within the French philosophical tradition and its lasting critical purchase in politics and theory today. In what I take to be the same chorus, if a bit off-key, I am also deeply invested in Marxism and particular fringes of Marxist thought which open themselves up, perhaps unexpectedly, to theology. Third, I am interested in the politics, history, and place of Kurdistan--its dynamic geopolitical contours, the numerous national liberation struggles which have been waged in its name, the splits and sutures of Kurdish identity, and the contemporary radical politics on the ground in Turkey and Syria.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • BA: Cultural Studies, Arabic Minor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2015.


  • Marxism