Sande Cohen

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
Biography and/or project

Sande Cohen received a PhD in intellectual history from UCLA. He taught at Brown (1976-79), UCLA (1979-87 and 2008-2009), and CalArts (1980-2009).  He currently divides his time between the U.S. and mostly the Chiang-mai area of Thailand.  He is the author of, among other works, Historical Culture (1986, UC Press); Academia and the Luster of Capital (1993, Minnesota); French Theory in America (co-ed, 2001, Routledge); and History Out of Joint (2006, Johns Hopkins).  His most recent essays are in Cultural Critique (75, 2010) and Rethinking History (2011).  His main area of interest is historiography—the intellectual coding(s) and other organizations of all things timed, including the untimely. This involves using close analysis of discursive behavior in the criticism of institutional practices.