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Ph.D. English and Cultural Studies – McMaster University (2010)
M.A. Globalization Studies – McMaster University (2005)
B.A. Sociology (Hons. First Class) – Saint Mary’s University (2004)
2013-2016 Assistant Professor – Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Division of Historical and Critical Studies, Halifax
2011-2013 Post-doctoral Fellow – New York University, Department of Art and Public Policy, New York
2010-2011 Post-doctoral Fellow – Mount Saint Vincent University Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Halifax
Broadly speaking, my research focuses on the power of the imagination as a cultural, political, economic and sociological force.
One dimension of my work is dedicated to understanding the role of the imagination in the reproduction of global capitalism, in particular the realm of finance and "fictitious capital." I also look at how critical and radical artists approach money.
A second dimension of my work focuses on social movements and, in particular, the radical imagination that animates the struggle for a better world.
I am currently working on a book on revenge.
More information and regular updates can be found at http://maxhaiven.com
More information about the ReImagining Value Action Lab, which will launch September 2017, can be found at http://rival.lakeheadu.ca