Sergei Prozorov is University Lecturer in World Politics at the Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki. He is the author of six monographs, the most recent being Agamben and Politics (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). He has also published numerous articles on political philosophy and international relations in Theory, Culture and Society, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Continental Philosophy Review, Political Geography, Political Studies, Millennium, International Theory and other international journals. Prozorov’s new book The Biopolitics of Stalinism is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press in February 2016.
Jemima Repo received her PhD in 2012 from the University of Helsinki. She is the author of “The Biopolitics of Gender” (Oxford University Press, 2015) and several articles in the field of gender, biopolitics, and political theory published in journals such as Social Politics, Feminist Theory, Theory & Event, Alternatives, European Journal of Women’s Studies, and International Feminist Journal of Politics. Repo is Lecturer in the Politics of Gender at Newcastle University.
Lauri Siisiäinen received his PhD from the University of Jyväskylä in 2010. He is the author of Foucault and the Politics of Hearing (Routledge, 2012). Siisiänen was Invited Visiting Scholar at the Université Paris X Nanterre (France) during 2011. In 2011-2014 he was Academy of Finland Research Fellow. During 2014-2017 he is employed as University Researcher funded by the Academy of Finland at the University of Jyväskylä. Siisiäinen is the author of 29 publications, including 11 articles in refereed journals and edited volumes.
Marco Piasentier has recently completed a co-tutelle Ph.D. at the University of Kent (Lorenzo Chiesa/Iain MacKenzie) and at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Roberto Esposito). Marco is the co-editor of a special issue of Paragraph entitled Italian Biopolitical Theory and Beyond: Genealogy, Psychoanalysis, Biology – and the author of various articles on biopolitics. He is also the Co-director (with Andrea Soardo) of the International School of Philosophy (ISP) and collaborates with Occam’s Razor, MicroMega, Gruppo editoriale L’Espresso.
Jaakko Ailio is a Doctoral Candidate who is currently finalizing his doctoral dissertation on the biopolitics of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Recently, he has published articles on this topic in journals such as Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. In the Academy project ‘Biopolitics and Democracy in Global Governance’, Ailio’s research will focus on the relationship between biopolitics and democracy in global health.
Cai Weaver is a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki. His PhD research focuses on issues of Biopoliticial Governance, (Homo)Sexuality, and Russia. His other research interests are Feminist Research Methods, Nationalism, and Gender and Politics in Video Games. He has published in Idäntutkimus The Finnish Review of East European Studies and has a forthcoming article in Sexualities