Micol Bez

Micol Bez is currently teaching philosophy in the CPES (Cycle Pluridisciplinaire d’Études Supérieures) at the University of Paris Sciences and Letters. She is a graduate of the École Normale de Paris. Her research focused on race and whiteness in post-Kantian philosophy and on the political uses of the quasi-transcendental. She is currently working on the epistemology of testimony in cases of sexual violence and on the concept of epistemic loyalty, as well as on phenomenological approaches to economic precarity as futuricide. Benz is a published poet, playwright, and teacher. She has a theoretical and practical interest in translation, and especially in Gramsci’s and C.L.R. James’ thoughts on the translatability of political languages and movements. She is currently translating South African poet Koleka Putuma’s first collection, Collective Amnesia.