The Derrida Today conferences are a means by which to bring together a community of Derrida/deconstruction scholars from around the world, and to showcase the latest work in Derrida Studies, and its relevance to cultural, political, and social practice.

Derrida Today Conferences

The Derrida Today journal was launched at the 1st Derrida Today Conference in Sydney in 2008. Directed by Nicole Anderson, the conferences are hosted and co-organised biennially with colleagues from various institutions around the world. See below for the forthcoming conference.

7th Derrida Today Conference

June 13 – 16, 2022


July 24, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the 7th Derrida Today Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., June 13-16, 2022. Five fantastic keynote speakers are now confirmed (see sidebar). The call for new paper and panel proposals is available below.

If your paper or panel proposal was accepted in 2020, then it is pre-approved for the 2022 conference. You should have received an email from Derrida Today inquiring whether you intend to participate in 2022, and whether you wish to change your abstract. If you did not receive that email, please contact

As previously announced, the conference will be held in a hybrid format (in-person and online), so there will be a variety of ways to participate. Additional information about the venue, registration fees, and conference format will posted as soon as possible.


We are now inviting new submissions. Abstracts and panel proposals are due November 1st, 2021. Please click the following button to see the CFP (English). Version française à venir.

Call for Papers PDF


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Executive Director: Nicole Anderson

Committee Members: Karen Asp, Stella Gaon, Mina Karavanta, Lynn Turner, Julian Knowles, Laura Williams


If you have any questions or queries at this time, please email us at

Past Conferences

1st Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Macquarie University, Sydney (10-12 July 2008)

Organisers: Nicole Anderson and Nick Mansfield


  • Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
  • Catherine Malabou (Kingston University)
  • Martin McQuillan (Kingston University)

Roundtable: Nicole Anderson, Stephen Barker, Andrew Benjamin, Niall Lucy, Catherine Malabou, Martin McQuillan, Robert Sinnerbrink, and Margrit Shildrick

Special Panel Speakers: Niall Lucy, McKenzie Wark, John Kinsella, Michael Dillon, Howard Caygill, Elina Staikou, Penelope Deutscher, Vicky Kirby

2nd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Kingston University, London (19-21 July 2010)

Organisers: Simon Morgan Wortham, Nicole Anderson and Martin McQuillan


  • Geoffrey Bennington (Emory University)
  • Marion Hobson (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California)
  • Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex)

Special Panel Speakers: Derek Attridge, Stephen Barker, Grant Farred, Joanna Hodge, Simon Morgan Wortham

3rd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: University of California, Irvine (11-13 July 2012)

Organisers: Stephen Barker and Nicole Anderson


  • Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Penny Deutscher (Northwestern University)
  • David Wills (Brown University)

Special Panel Speakers: Nicole Anderson, Alice Andrews, Stephen Barker, Howard Caygill, Pleshette DeArmitt, Jonathan Dronsfield, Peter Gratton, Joanna Hodge, Kas Saghafi, Elina Staikou

4th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Fordham University, New York (28-31 May 2014)

Organisers: Sam Haddad and Nicole Anderson


  • Karen Barad (University of California – Santa Cruz)
  • Elizabeth Grosz (Duke University)
  • Martin Hagglünd (Harvard University)
  • Michael Naas (De Paul University)

Special Panel Speakers: Geoffrey Bennington, Kir Kuiken, David Wills, Peter Gratton, Giovanna Borradori.

Screening: “Love in the Post: from Plato to Derrida” by Joanne Callighan & Martin McQuillan.

5th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Goldsmiths, University of London (8-11 June 2016)

Executive Director: Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University)

Co-Directors/Organizers: Lynn Turner (Goldsmiths) and Nicole Anderson


  • Kelly Oliver (Vanderbilt University)
  • Paul Patton (University of New South Wales)
  • David Wills (Brown University)
  • Julian Wolfreys (Portsmouth University)

Special Panel Speakers: Sam Haddad, Andrew Parker, Erin Graff Zivin, Jacques Lezra, David Wood, Francesco Vitale, Erin Obodiac, Peter Gratton, Rob Trumbull, Marie-Eve Morin, Felicity Coleman, Joanna Hodge, Daniele Rugo.

6th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Concordia University, Montreal (23-26 May 2018)

Executive Director: Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University)

Co-Directors/Organizers: Matthias Fritsch (Concordia) and Stella Gaon (Saint Mary’s University)


  • Tom Cohen (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)
  • Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Alexander Garcia-Düttmann (Berlin University of the Arts, Germany)
  • Ginette Michaud (Université de Montréal, Canada)
  • Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, USA)