University of Minnesota
Nancy Luxon is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. Her work in contemporary political and social theory concentrates on questions of power, subjectivity, and truth-telling. Her first book, Crisis of Authority (2013), considers political authority as a political and psychological process in which individuals come to author themselves, and so to act within and against relations of hierarchy. More recently, she has edited a translation of Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s Disorderly Families (2017), along with a companion scholarly volume, Archives of Infamy (2019). Her second monograph, Staging the Political: Colonial Encounters in North Africa and France, analyzes a range of speech contexts, from the psychiatric clinics at Blida and Charles-Nicolle, to Tropiques and Présence Africaine, and the sites of anti-colonial postwar politics.