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Welcome to my site. I lecture and research in French Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. My main research interests are in contemporary French philosophy, with a focus on atheism, theology, ecology, (post)humanism and the New Materialisms. I am interested in the way in which theism and atheism entertain a more complex relationship than is usually acknowledged, and how that complex relationship has crucial implications for many aspects of thought and life. I explored some of these implications in my latest book, French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour.

I also edit the international Crosscurrents monograph series for Edinburgh University Press. The series showcases the ways in which European thought re-makes repeatedly itself in its encounters with disciplines as diverse as mathematics, biology, theology and politics.

I took my undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge (Jesus College), before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship (Magdalene College) and then a two-year university lectureship in French (Murray Edwards College), arriving in Melbourne in 2011.

Key research interests: Michel Serres, Bruno Latour, Catherine Malabou, Jean-Luc Nancy, Quentin Meillassoux, Paul Ricoeur, New Materialism, Theology, Ecology, Humanism, Posthumanity.

You can find me on twitter and, as well as at my Monash University page.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

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