Asma Abbas teaches Politics and Philosophy at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She received her doctorate in Political Theory and Social Thought from the Pennsylvania State University, on the heels of an M.A. in liberal studies at the New School for Social Research, and an MBA at the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi.
Her work inhabits the intersections of politics, ethics, and aesthetics in various philosophical and cultural traditions. She has worked on issues of suffering, memory, labor, voice, and representation, and has of late become captive to questions of love, terror, and life on the margins of times and spaces. Her first book, "Liberalism and Human Suffering", is being released this autumn by Palgrave Macmillan.