Martín Plot (PhD, New School for Social Research, 2004—Alfred Schutz Memorial Award in Philosophy and Sociology) was a full-time faculty in the CalArts' School of Critical Studies from 2003 to 2015. Since then, he has become a Research Fellow in Political Thought in the CalArts' MA Aesthetics and Politics program and he is also a Research Professor of Political Theory at the Argentine CONICET. He works in the fields of political and social theory/philosophy, Latin American studies, cultural and political sociology, and American politics.
He is the author of The Aesthetico-Political. The Question of Democracy in Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014 and 2016,) Indivisible (Prometeo, 2011), La Carne de lo Social (Prometeo, 2008), and El Kitsch Político (Prometeo, 2003) and has published in multiple academic journals, including Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Social Imaginaries, Cadernos de Etica e Filosofia Politica, Anacronismo e Irrupción, Temas y Debates, Continental Philosophy Review, Constellations, Theory and Event, International Journal of Communication, among many others. He has also edited Estética, Política, Dialéctica (Prometeo, 2015,) Claude Lefort, Thinker of the Political (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Critical Theory and Democracy. Civil Society, Dictatorship, and Constitutionalism in Andrew Arato’s Democratic Theory (Routledge, 2012.)
Martín's current research focuses on two major subjects. In his manuscript The Horizons of Politics, he is outlining the central elements of a pluralistic and egalitarian view of contemporary politics based on a close reading of three contemporary theoretical and critical dialogues: the ones taking place between Judith Butler and Hannah Arendt, Andrew Arato with Bruce Ackerman, and William Connolly with William James. Secondly, under a broader research umbrella that poses the question “what is political art?”, he is giving the final touches to a manuscript about Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges’ work and its relationships to twentieth-century political thought. The book's title is Chaos and Cosmos. The Imaginary and the Political in Jorge Luis Borges.