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 Antiphilosophy (Edinburgh UP 2013); and The Romanticism of Contemporary Theory (Ashgate 2003). He is the co-editor of such collections as Alain Badiou: Key Concepts (Acumen 2010), with A.J. Bartlett; The Work of Giorgio Agamben (Edinburgh UP 2008), with Alex Murray and Nick Heron; and Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis (Duke UP 2006). He is currently co-editing a volume on biopolitics and contemporary education with Jessica Whyte and A.J. Bartlett.