Australian researchers join

In 2014 several new Australian researchers have joined our network. They are Mathew Abbott, Justin Clemens, Nicholas Heron, Mark Kelly, Paul Patton, and Melanie White.

Mathew Abbott is Lecturer in Philosophy at Federation University Australia, where he researches modern European philosophy, aesthetics, and political philosophy. His first monograph –The Figure of This World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology – was published in January 2014 by Edinburgh University Press. 

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 the state of exception and testimony. Justin has also published several books on political philosophy, psychoanalysis, and biopolitics.

Nick Heron is the author of several articles and translations, appearing in journals such as Angelaki and Theory and Event. He is currently preparing a book manuscript, under the provisional title Liturgical Power, which seeks to examine and extend the theoretical displacement that Giorgio Agamben’s most recent investigations have effected with respect to the prevailing discourse on political theology. 

Mark Kelly is Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Western Sydney. 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).

Dimitris Vardoulakis is Lecturer at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney. His books include The Doppelgänger: Literature’s Philosophy (Fordham University Press, 2010); as an editor Spinoza Now (University of Minnesota Press, 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 sovereignty (forthcoming with Fordham University Press).

Paul Patton is Scientia Professor of Philosophy at The University of New South Wales. He is the author of Deleuze and the Political (Routledge, 2000) and Deleuzian Concepts: Philosophy, Colonization, Politics (Stanford, 2010). He is editor of Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theory (Routledge 1993), Deleuze: A Critical Reader (Blackwell 1996), and co-editor (with Duncan Ivison and Will Sanders) of Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Cambridge, 2000), (with John Protevi), Between Deleuze and Derrida, (Continuum, 2003), (with Simone Bignall) Deleuze and the Postcolonial (Edinburgh 2010), and (with Sean Bowden and Simone Bignall) Deleuze and Pragmatism (Routledge 2014).

Melanie White is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW. She works on the place of the animal in the constitution of the discipline of sociology in 19th Century France.

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