Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania and AB in Romance Philology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Before Cornell, he held positions as an assistant professor at Harvard University and at Columbia University. He is the author of Alain Badiou, une trajectoire polémique (La Fabrique, 2009);Badiou and Politics (Duke University Press, 2011); and The Actuality of Communism (Verso, 2011). He is currently preparing two new books,Marx and Freud in Latin America and After Borges: Literature and Antiphilosophy. He has translated Alain Badiou and is the author of dozens of articles on modern Latin American literature and culture, and on contemporary European philosophy and political theory. His research interests further include crossovers between art, literature, theory and cartography; the radical movements of the 1960s and 1970s; decadence, dandyism and anarchy at the turn between the 19th and 20th centuries; and cultural studies and critical theory. He has also served as the general editor of Diacritics.