Paul A. Kottman is Professor of Comparative Literature at the New School for Social Research, and Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts. He is Chair of the Committee on Liberal Studies, and is affiliated with the Philosophy Department. He is the author of several books, most recently Love as Human Freedom (Stanford UP 2018). He holds the Abilitazione, Professore Ordinario in Filosofia, Estetica (Professor of Philosophy, Aesthetics) in Italy. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Tokyo; the Università degli studi di Verona; Instituto per glistudi filosofici, Naples; Fudan University, Shanghai; and the International Chair in Political Languages, Università del Piemonte Orientale. He also edits the book series, Square One: First Order Questions in the Humanities for Stanford University Press.