Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Life Skills
Union Square, New York, New York
(26 Reviews)

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research was established in 2011 in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Its mission is to extend liberal arts education and research far beyond the borders of the traditional university, supporting community education needs and opening up new possibilities for scholarship in the 21st century.

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research  provides liberal arts educational opportunities to local communities. At the same time, it provides material and intellectual support and space for young scholars to teach, write, research, publish and, put simply, work. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization.

Although consciously modeled, in part, after the famous Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany – especially in its heyday under the directorship of Max Horkheimer – we are not all scholars in that tradition, nor is any intellectual, literary or artistic tradition unwelcome in our Institute. As we honor and build upon their extraordinary contributions to human thought and social commitments,we strive to engage the worlds of philosophy, literature, science, the arts and social sciences with the world at large and people everywhere. At a time when the price of traditional higher education reaches ever higher, even as support for scholars and scholarship has substantially diminished, we are committed to the idea that to learn, teach, study, write and think is labor worth doing both for its own sake and for the sake of communities and citizens who are active, engaged and alive.

Reviews of Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

(26 Reviews)
Proust in Time: The Prisoner

2/19/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Proust in Time: The Prisoner


pretentious, and unwelcoming professor

God or Nature: Spinoza’s Ethics

3/31/2020
Anonymous

Attended: God or Nature: Spinoza’s Ethics


This was a great class. I'm excited to continue to take BISR classes every month for the rest of my life! LOL I'm serious.

The Singularity: AI & the Post-Human Future

2/27/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Singularity: AI & the Post-Human Future


Required more structure. Seemed more of a reading review club, than an instructional class.

Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism, Fiction, and Politics

7/31/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism, Fiction, and Politics


Teacher was knowledgeable, good readings, active participants.

Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics

6/27/2018
Sergio C.

Attended: Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics


Excellent class. Excellent instructor. Raphaële breathed life into stats. Very fun class!

Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady

12/13/2020
Christine S.

Attended: Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady


Christine S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Don DeLillo: Underworld

11/19/2020
Christine S.

Attended: Don DeLillo: Underworld


Christine S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Freedom, Politics, and the Individual

10/10/2020
Christine S.

Attended: Freedom, Politics, and the Individual


Christine S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

The Mahabharata: From Exile to Apocalypse

7/10/2020
Christine S.

Attended: The Mahabharata: From Exile to Apocalypse


Christine S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Feminist Science Fiction

3/31/2020
Matt P.

Attended: Feminist Science Fiction


Matt P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Union Square, Manhattan
15 W 16th St
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10011

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Myth, Punishment & the Rising Waters: Reading the Flood
Myth, Punishment & the Rising Waters: Reading the Flood
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Monday Jun 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Theories of Photography
Theories of Photography
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Tuesday Jun 15th, 5pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Feminism and Islam
Feminism and Islam
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What is Analytic Philosophy?
What is Analytic Philosophy?
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Tuesday Jul 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Jacques Lacan: The Desire of the Other
Jacques Lacan: The Desire of the Other
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Sunday Jul 11th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

State, Power, and Democratic Socialism
State, Power, and Democratic Socialism
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Monday Jul 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, & Sexual Difference
Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, & Sexual Difference
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Monday Jul 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

American Populism
American Populism
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Tuesday Jul 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality
Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality
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Wednesday Jul 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

The Protestant Reformation
The Protestant Reformation
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Thursday Jul 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Philosophy & Deconstruction: An Introduction to Derrida
Philosophy & Deconstruction: An Introduction to Derrida
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Thursday Jul 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Culture, Feeling, and Capital
Culture, Feeling, and Capital
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Thursday Jul 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Madness: Society and the Psyche
Madness: Society and the Psyche
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Sunday Jul 18th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Silvia Federici: Women, Capitalism, and the Body
Silvia Federici: Women, Capitalism, and the Body
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Tuesday Jul 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Teachers at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Abby Kluchin Adeola Enigbokan Ajay Singh Chaudhary Alan Turing Alírio Karina Alyssa Battistoni Amy Schiller Angela Roskop Erisman Anna Khanina & julia Den Boer Anthony Alessandrini Asma Abbas Audrey Nicolaides Brendan Barry Bruce King Bruce King & Laura Slatkin Bruce King and Laura Slatkin Cecilia Aldarondo Christine Smallwood Clare Wilderson Danielle Drori Danya Glabau David Sugarman David Pituch Dru Phillips Elizabeth Marcus Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch Frank Shepard Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Heather C. Ohaneson Jamie Parra Jeffrey Escoffier Jeffrey Escoffier Jessie Kindig Joe Osmundson Jordan Kraemer Joseph Osmundson Jude Webre Lauren Letta & Stephanie Mitchell Liane Carlson Lindsay Caplan Loren Dent Lygia Sabbag Fares Matt Moss Michael Stevenson Michael Brent Nara Roberta Silva Nathan Shields Paige Sweet Patrick Blanchfield Pearl Brilmyer R.H. Lossin Rachel Stein Rafael Khachaturian Raphaele Chappe Rebecca Ariel Porte Rotem Rozental Sabine Heubusch Sabine Heubusch Sabine Heubusch Sabine Heubusch Samantha Hill Sami Al-Daghistani Shimrit Lee Sophie Lewis Soraya Batmanghelich Soraya Batmanghelichi Stephanie Rosen Suman Ganguli Suman Ganguli and Frank Shepard Susan Friedlander & Elizabeth Crommett Suzanne Schneider Suzanne Schneider-Reich Szu-Yun Hsu Theodra Bane Timothy Brownlee William Cellini, Jr Yitzhak Lewis
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