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Carlos Palacios

He just completed his PhD in sociology under the supervision of Mitchell Dean at Macquarie University. His most recent paper is an extended analysis of the two disconnected lectures found at the end of The Birth of Biopolitics elucidating the link between the strategic constructivism of neoliberal theory and the Enlightenment conception of civil society. It will […]


Robin Rodd

He teaches anthropology at James Cook University. His research interests span citizenship, democracy, drug use, and critical theory. He is particularly interested in making bridges between political theory and anthropology to understand how democracy can dissolve into authoritarianism, and in examining how memory is produced and experienced to create specific possibilities for political action. Rodd is currently […]

Daniel McLoughlin

Phone: +61 2 9385 7621

Senior Lecturer in the Law School at the University of New South Wales. He Daniel is a legal theorist working in the critical and continental traditions of thought. He has published on questions of sovereignty, political ontology, biopolitics and governmentality, with a particular emphasis on the work of Giorgio Agamben and Carl Schmitt. This work […]


Joseph Pugliese

Research Director of the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on biopolitics, state violence, refugee and asylum seeker studies, race, ethnicity and whiteness, cultural studies of law, and bodies and technologies. Selected publications include Biometrics: Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics (Routledge, 2010) which was short-listed for the […]


Ben Golder

Dr Ben Golder teaches courses on law and social theory, on public law, and on the politics of human rights, in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. He holds undergraduate law and English literature degrees from UNSW and a doctorate in legal theory from the University of London. He works […]


Marc De Leeuw

Phone: +61 2 9385 9531

Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He previously lectured philosophy at Macquirie university and was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale university. He is the author of Homo Capax. Paul Ricoeur’s Renewal of Philosophical Anthropology (forthcoming), and is currently working on a […]


Dimitris Vardoulakis

Lecturer at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney. His books include The Doppelgänger: Literature’s Philosophy (Fordham UP, 2010); as an editor Spinoza Now (U of Minnesota P, 2010) ; and as a co-editor After Blanchot (2005), The Political Animal (special issue of Substance, 2008) and The Politics of Place (special issue of Angelaki, 2004). He is currently writing a book on […]


Melinda Cooper

Phone: +61 2 9351 2361

Melinda Cooper is an ARC Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era (Washington University Press, 2008) and coauthor, with Catherine Waldby, of Clinical Labor: Human Research Subjects and Tissue Donors […]


Jessica Whyte

 Senior lecturer in cultural and social analysis at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on contemporary continental philosophy (Agamben, Foucault, Ranciere), theories of sovereignty and biopolitics, critical legal theory and human rights . Her book “Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben” was published by SUNY in 2013.


Nicholas Heron

Recently completed his PhD in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. He is the editor, together with Justin Clemens and Alex Murray, of The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life (Edinburgh, 2008), and the author of several articles and translations that have appeared in journals such as Angelaki and Theory and Event. He is […]


Melanie White

Melanie’s current research concerns the place of the animal in the constitution of the discipline of sociology in 19C France. She has particular interest in the social theory of Emile Durkheim, Gabriel Tarde, Henri Bergson, Michel Foucault and Georges Canguilhem.  She is interested in exploring the shifting relations between habits & creativity, notions of error […]


Justin Clemens

Phone: +61 3 8344 5502

Justin Clemens works on issues at the intersection of biopolitics and psychoanalysis. His recent work examines the rhetorics of torture in contemporary democracy, the relationship between language and slavery, as well as key concepts such as state of exception and testimony. His books include Lacan Deleuze Badiou (Edinburgh UP 2014), cowritten with Jon Roffe and A.J. Bartlett; Psychoanalysis is an […]


Pablo Leighton

Pablo Leighton holds a PhD in Latino American studies from Universidad de Santiago de Chile, and in Media and cultural studies from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He also has a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from Massachusetts College of Art (Boston, USA), and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Universidad Católica de Chile. […]


Paul Patton

Paul Patton is Scientia Professor of Philosophy at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He holds a Doctorat d’Université from The University of Paris VIII and an MA from The University of Sydney. His current research deals with aspects of French poststructuralist philosophy and contemporary left-liberal political philosophy, including the rights of […]


Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Australian National University (ANU). He was previously a Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Sydney and, before that, a Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at City University London, UK.  His current research investigates the interplay among systems of regulation and subjects of […]


Brett Neilson

Brett Neilson is Associate Professor and immediate past Director at the Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney. He is lead researcher on the project Transit Labour: Circuits, Regions, Borders (http://transitlabour.asia/). Currently he is completing a manuscript (with Sandro Mezzadra of University of Bologna) entitled Border as Method for Duke University Press.  


Catherine Mills

Associate Professor Catherine Mills is an ARC Future Fellow in the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University. She is the author of two books, Futures of Reproduction: Bioethics and Biopolitics (Springer, 2011) and The Philosophy of Agamben (Acumen, 2008). Her current research focuses on issues in biopolitics and bioethics, especially pertaining to human reproduction. She is currently completing a […]


Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly is an Adjunct Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Western Sydney. He was previously Lecturer in Philosophy at Middlesex University. He is the author of The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault (Routledge, 2009) and Foucault’s History of Sexuality Volume 1 (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).  


Mathew Abbott

Mathew Abbott is Lecturer in Philosophy at Federation University Australia. His first monograph – The Figure of This World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology – was recently published by Edinburgh University Press. The work defends and develops Agamben’s philosophy as post-Heideggerian political ontology. As well as modern European philosophy, Mathew’s wider research interests include aesthetics, […]


Vanessa Lemm

Phone: +61 (2) 93859442

PhD in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, USA (2002), Master in Philosophy from King’s College University of London, England (1993), Postgraduate degree in Philosophy (Diplome d’Etudes Approfondis) (1994), Bachelor in Philosophy (Licence) (1992) and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy (D.E.U.G) (1992) from Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. She is professor in […]