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 the environmental humanities, political philosophy, nature-writing, American romanticism, political rhetoric and persuasion, and contemporary social thought. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Copenhagen, at Oxford University (Keble College), at Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (University of London), at the Humanities Research Centre at Australian National University, at Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany. She edited the journal Political Theory, was a seminar director at the School for Criticism and Theory at Cornell in 2013, and was a founding editor of Theory & Event. She is the author of The Enchantment of Modern Life (2001); Vibrant Matter (2010 and translated into eleven languages); Influx & Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman (2020).