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Nikolay Karkov

Nikolay Karkov

Nikolay Karkov, Philosophy Department, co-authored an article titled “Rethinking East-European Socialism: Notes Toward an Anti-Capitalist Decolonial Methodology,” recently published in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. The text makes a contribution to both anti-capitalist and decolonial critique from the perspective of the historical legacy of East-European socialism, by offering a genealogy of critical theory in the region after the Cold War, critically discussing socialist humanism's colonial origins, and also exploring South-to-East collaborations between the former Third and Second Worlds. The authors conclude that East-European socialism’s efforts to organize alternative and resistant modernities at times converged and at others starkly departed from capitalist colonial modernity.