Hassanaly Ladha is a philosopher, designer, and Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut. He teaches in the department of French and Francophone studies, where he specializes in the relation of architecture and philosophy. Born and raised in the Congo, Ladha holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Jacob Javits Fellowship and the Humanities Institute Fellowship at the University of Connecticut.
Ladha’s philosophical work, centering on the relation of art and knowledge, identifies in the impingement of the aesthetic on thought radically new modes of subjectivity and more dynamic, contingent, and performative frameworks in political and legal theory.
Ladha’s recent works include The Mamertine Group, a digital humanities project with an emphasis on monumental state architecture in the United States, Latin America, and Africa. His current projects include a book entitled The Architecture of Freedom: Hegel, Subjectivity, and the Postcolonial State. Ladha has lectured at the École Normale Supérieure, the American University of Cairo, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Harvard University, and the University of Connecticut.
About Hassanaly Ladha