Jane Bennett is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. She is one of the founders of the journal Theory & Event and edited the journal Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy from 2012-17.
Professor Bennett specializes in political theory: ecological philosophy, art and politics, American political thought, political rhetoric and persuasion, and contemporary social theory. She has been a Fellow at the Internationales Kolleg fur Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany; at Oxford University (Keble College), at Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (University of London), and the Humanities Research Centre at Australian National University. She was a seminar director at the School for Criticism and Theory at Cornell in 2013. Her latest book is Influx & Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman (Duke University Press, 2020).