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Ari Hirvonen is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is a member of the Centre of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Polity Research, funded by the Academy of Finland. His current research deals with the relationship between psychoanalysis and jurisprudence, between the subject of desire and the subject of law. He has written widely on the idea of justice in the Greek tragedy, democratic politics, law and humanities, Hölderlin, Benjamin and Lacan. He is the co-editor, with Janne Porttikivi, of Law and Evil: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2010). Ari can be reached at

Thomas Jellis is a Research Fellow at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His current research examines the renewal of experimentation within geographical thought and practice, and speculates on the possibilities for re-imagining what constitutes an experiment. Thomas can be reached at

Stephen Kearse, a second-year MA student in anthropology at the New School for Social Research, values both empiricism and skepticism. His primary research interests are processes and technologies of racialization, especially within the realm of media. His most frequent site of inquiry is the world of hip-hop, where he is engaged vocationally as a magazine editor and critically as a feminist and anti-capitalist. More of Stephen’s work can be found at his personal blog,

Angus McDonald is Associate Professor in Constitution, Culture and Critique at Staffordshire University, UK. His research is in critical and cultural legal studies, on theories of sovereignty, on law and literature, theatre, cinema, recently publishing in Law & Critique ("Nocturnal Games in the Streets") on the English riots of 2011, and Griffith Law Review ("To Destroy the Idea of Divinity") on anarchism. He has published on law, religion, literature and erotics, and on theology and intimacy. He is a long-running member of the Critical Legal Conference. Angus can be reached at

Tara Mulqueen is a doctoral student in the School of Law at Birkbeck College. Her current research is concerned with law and social economy, with a focus on the history of the co-operative movement in the United Kingdom. She is particularly concerned with how normative determinations of co-operation have influenced corresponding regulatory frameworks. She also writes on gender and sexuality and political theory. Her work has appeared in Social Research (with Paisley Currah) and the Onati Socio-Legal Series. She recently published "Don't Occupy this Movement: Thinking Law in Social Movements" (co-authored with Anastasia Tataryn) in Law and Critique. Tara can be reached at

David Ragazzoni is the 2013-2014 M. Michels Einaudi Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Philosophy at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. He has been selected or invited to present his work at international conferences and workshops in political theory and history of political thought including at Yale (Politics), Columbia (Politics and Law School), Oxford (Politics and International Relations, and History), St. Andrew’s (International Relations), Universities of London, and Manchester, and Sciences Po Bordeaux. His publications and research interests refer to the history of European modern and contemporary political philosophy, and contemporary democratic theory. David can be reached at or

Joel Alden Schlosser holds the Julian Steward Chair in the Social Sciences at Deep Springs College. He received his BA from Carleton College, his MA and PhD from Duke University, and has also studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of What Would Socrates Do? Self-Examination, Civic Engagement, and the Politics of Philosophy, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. His writings have also appeared in The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Polis, Foucault Studies, and The Bryn Mawr Classical Review. Joel can be reached at

Michael J. Shapiro is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. His last two books are entitled The Time of the City: Politics, Philosophy and Genre (Routledge, 2010) and Studies...

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