Notes on Contributors – The Badiou Dictionary

A. J. Bartlett is Adjunct Research Fellow at the Research Unit in European Philosophy at Monash University. He is the author of Badiou and Plato: An Education by Truths, co-translator of Badiou’s Mathematics of the Transcendental and co-author of Lacan, Deleuze, Badiou.

Bruno Besana has taught philosophy at Paris VIII and Bard College, Berlin. He is the author of several articles on contemporary philosophy and a translator from French and English into Italian. He is an alumnus of the ICI Kulturlabor Berlin and of the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, and a founding member of the Versus Laboratory collective.

Anindya Bhattacharyya is an independent scholar based in London working on the mathematical aspects of Badiou’s ontology. His essay ‘Set, categories and topoi: approaches to ontology in Badiou’s later work’ appears in Badiou and Philosophy (EUP 2012).

Pietro Bianchi is PhD candidate in Romance Studies at Duke University. His first book Jacques Lacan and Cinema: Imaginary, Gaze, Formalisation is forthcoming (Karnac)

Louise Burchill teaches at the University of Melbourne. She is the translator of Badiou's Deleuze: The Clamor of Being, Second Manifesto for Philosophy among other works. Her forthcoming book is provisionally titled Badiou's ‘Woman’: Sexuate Ventures with the Universal.

Justin Clemens' books include Psychoanalysis is an Antiphilosophy (Edinburgh UP 2013) and, with A.J. Bartlett and Jon Roffe, Lacan Deleuze Badiou (Edinburgh UP 2014). He teaches at the University of Melbourne.

Steven Corcoran is a researcher at the Berlin University of the Arts. He has taught at The University of New South Wales and the Melbourne School for Continental Philosophy. He is the editor and translator of Badiou’s Polemics and Rancière’s Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics.

Olivia Lucca Fraser is an independent researcher living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her four youngest children. She is a participant in several research networks including the New Centre for Research and Practice, the Jan van Eyck Association, the Form & Formalism Working Group, and a feminist collective writing 'Laboria Cuboniks'.

Agon Hamza is a PhD candidate at the Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU in Ljubljana. His publications include Repeating Žižek, Althusser and the Gospel According to St. Matthew (forthcoming) and, with Slavoj Žižek, From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo.

Dominiek Hoens is an ex-advising researcher of the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2007–2012), co-editor of S: Journal of the Jan van Eyck Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique, and teaches philosophy and psychology of art at the Erasmus University College (Brussels) and Artevelde University College (Ghent).

Dhruv Jain is a doctoral student at York University (Canada). 
He is also working on a book-length manuscript detailing the ideological history of the Indian Maoists from 1971-1991 with a particular focus on the relationship between ‘conjuncture’ and ‘revolutionary optimism’.

Elad Lapidot is a translator and lecturer of philosophy and rabbinic literature at the Free University and Humboldt University in Berlin. His is the author of Translating Philosophy (2012), Fragwürdige Sprache (2013), “Du, der mit Buchstaben und Beschneidung ein Gesetzesübertreter bist”: Paulus und die Grundlegung des Judentums (2014).

Joseph Litvak is professor of English at Tufts University and author, most recently, of The Un-Americans: Jews, the Blacklist, and Stoolpigeon Culture (2009). Ahmed the Philosopher, his translation of Badiou’s comic play, Ahmed philosophe, was published by Columbia University Press in 2014.

Norman Madarasz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Porto Alegre (PUC-RS) in Brazil. He is the author of O Múltiplo sem Um. Uma apresentação do Sistema filosófico de Alain Badiou, and editor of O Brasil na sua Estação: Lógicas de transformação. Críticas da democracia.

François Nicolas is a composer and Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. He combines compositions with theoretical reflection on music. He recently completed a vast work Le monde-Musique (4 volumes, Aedam Musicae, 2014).

Christopher Norris is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Cardiff, Wales. He has written more than thirty books on aspects of philosophy and literary theory, among them Platonism, Music and the Listener's Share, Badiou's Being and Event: a reader's guide, and Derrida, Badiou and the Formal Imperative.

Dimitra Panopoulos has taught at the Université de Bordeaux III and at Université Paris VIII. She is a member of the Centre International d’Étude de Philosophie Française Contemporaine and has worked with Christian Schiaretti at the Centre Dramatique National de Reims, notably on Alain Badiou’s plays from the Tétralogie Ahmed.

Nina Power teaches Philosophy at Roehampton University and Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. She is the author of numerous articles on European thought.

Ozren Pupovac is a philosopher and social theorist based in Istanbul and Berlin. He teaches at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, and is the translators of works by Badiou, Rancière and Althusser into Serbo-Croatian. He is the co-founder, with Bruno Besana, of the Versus Laboratory research platform.

Jon Roffe is a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne, a founding member of the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy. His is the author of Badiou's Deleuze, and Muttering for the Sake of Stars, and a co-author with A.J. Bartlett and Justin Clemens of Lacan Deleuze Badiou.

Frank Ruda is Interim-Professor for Philosophy of Audiovisual Media at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar and a lecturer at Bard, A Liberal Arts College in Berlin. His publications include: For Badiou: Idealism Without Idealisms and Abolishing Freedom: A Please for A Contemporary Use of Fatalism (both forthcoming 2015).

Fabien Tarby is the author of several books, including Matérialismes d’aujourd’hui, Democratie Virtuelle and, with Alain Badiou, Philosophy and the Event.

Samo Tomsic obtained his PhD at the University of Ljubljana. He currently works at Humboldt University in Berlin. He has published on psychoanalysis and 20th century French philosophy. His book The Capitalist Unconscious: Marx and Lacan is forthcoming (Verso 2015).

Tzuchien Tho is research associate at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. He has published on the history and philosophy of mathematics in the 17th century and the impact of mathematics on contemporary French philosophy.

Jan Völker is research associate at the Institute of Fine Arts and Aesthetics at Berlin University of the Arts and a visiting lecturer at Bard College, Berlin. He is the author of Ästhetik der Lebendigkeit. Kants dritte Kritik, and the co-author of Neue Philosophien des Politischen zur Einführung (Laclau, Lefort, Nancy, Rancière, Badiou).

Alenka Zupančič is a research advisor at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and visiting professor at the European Graduate School. She is the author of The Odd One In: on Comedy, Why Psychoanalysis: Three Interventions, The Shortest Shadow: Nietzsche's Philosophy of the Two and Ethics of the Real: Kant and Lacan.


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The Badiou Dictionary is edited by Steven Corcoran