Colin Gordon has translated, edited and written about Foucault’s work and related themes since the late 1970s. He edited Power/Knowledge, co-edited and co-authored The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality, and selected the content and wrote the preface for Essential Writings 3: Power. He recently contributed a chapter to the Blackwells Companion to Foucault. Current research interests include governmentality, political culture and the sociology of religion, and Foucault’s writings on Iran. He is an independent scholar based in Oxford, UK.