Pompeu Fabra University
Santiago Zabala is ICREA Research Professor of Philosophy at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. His work focuses on the meaning of art, politics, and freedom in the twenty-first century when, as he claims, “the greatest emergency has become the absence of emergency.” His books include: Being at Large: Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020); Why Only Art Can Save Us: Aesthetics and the Absence of Emergency (Columbia University Press, 2017); The Remains of Being (Columbia University Press, 2009); The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2008); and Hermeneutic Communism (with G. Vattimo, Columbia University Press, 2011) among others. His forthcoming book is Outspoken: A Manifesto for the 21st Century (with Adrian Parr). His opinion articles have appeared in The New York Times, Al-Jazeera, and The Los Angeles Review of Books among other international media outlets.