The Citizenship Question, or, A Hundred and a Piece, a Leaky Citizenship Form

Lauren Berlant teaches English at the University of Chicago. She has worked on the formal and affective dynamics of citizenship throughout her career, most recently in Cruel Optimism (Duke University Press, 2011) and, with Kathleen Stewart, a book of autopoetic critical theory, The Hundreds (Duke University Press, 2019).

Kathleen Stewart is a professor of anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. Her books include A Space on the Side of the Road: Cultural Poetics in an “Other” America (Princeton University Press, 1996); Ordinary Affects (Duke University Press, 2007); The Hundreds (Duke University Press, 2019), co-authored with Lauren Berlant; and currently, “Worlding.” She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the School of American Research; the Institute for the Humanities at the University of California, Irvine; the Rockefeller Foundation; and the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.