Critical Theory from the Global South

Villanova University

Surti Singh

Co-Principal Investigator

Surti Singh is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. Prior to Villanova, she was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo, where she served as Principal Investigator of the Extimacies project [2018-2020]. Her research interests include Frankfurt School Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, Feminist Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Aesthetics. She also currently serves as the President of the Association for Adorno Studies.

Publications & Projects


Mahdi Amel Reading Edward Said Reading Marx

Singh, Surti and Nadia Bou Ali, eds. 2021. “Mahdi Amel Reading Edward Said Reading Marx” Special Section of Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory, 4 (3).


Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory: The Artwork as Monad

Singh, Surti. 2021. “Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory: The Artwork as Monad” in The ‘Aging’ of Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory: 50 Years Later, eds. Stefano Marino, Samir Gandesha, Johan Hartle. Milan: Mimesis International Press.


The Wound and the Flower

Singh, Surti. 2021.“The Wound and the Flower” Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy, 42 (2): 115-117.