Étienne Balibar is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, and Emeritus Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Paris X, Nanterre. His publications include Spinoza and Politics; The Philosophy of Marxism; Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities; and We, the People of Europe?: Reflections on Transnational Citizenship. A translation of his most recent book, Violence et civilité: Wellek Library Lectures et autres essais de philosophie politique, will be published by Columbia University Press in 2012.
Geoffrey Bennington is Asa G. Candler Professor of Modern French Thought at Emory University, where he is also Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature. He is General Editor (with Peggy Kamuf) of The Seminars of Jacques Derrida (Chicago). The most recent of his 15 books are Not Half No End (Edinburgh) and Géographie et autres lectures (Hermann).
Laurent Dubreuil, editor of diacritics since July 2011, is a professor at Cornell University, teaching literature, philosophy, and cognitive science. In 2012, he will publish two books, Le refus de la politique (Hermann) and Empire of Language (Cornell).
Roberto Esposito teaches contemporary philosophy at the Italian Institute for the Human Sciences in Naples and is one of the leading thinkers of biopolitics today. His works include the trilogy, Communitas: The Origin and Destiny of Community (Stanford), Immunitas: The Protection and Negation of Life (Polity), and Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy (Minnesota). His most recent book, Third Person, is forthcoming from Polity.
Irving Goh is with the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. His main research interest is in contemporary French thought and he has published in this area in journals such as MLN, Cultural Critique, Theory & Event, Philosophy East and West, and Cultural Politics. He recently co-edited a special issue of SubStance: “Plus d’un toucher: Touching Worlds.” He is also co-editing with Verena Andermatt Conley a collection of essays on Jean-Luc Nancy, Nancy Now, to be published by Polity.
Amanda Minervini is a PhD candidate in Italian Studies at Brown University. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Laurea in lettere from Università di Bari, Italy.
Alessia Ricciardi is an Associate Professor in French and Italian and DGS of Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. Her first book, The Ends of Mourning, won the Modern Language Association’s 2004 Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literature. Her second book, After La Dolce Vita: A Cultural Prehistory of Berlusconi’s Italy, is forthcoming from Stanford in 2012. [End Page 1]