Agnes Horvath is a sociologist and political scientist with an interest in an anthropological understanding of modern society. She has a PhD in social and political sciences from the European University Institute in Florence (2000). She was affiliated visiting scholar at Cambridge University (2011-14), and now is a Visiting Research Fellow at University College, Cork. She is co-founder and chief editor of International Political Anthropology. Her recent books include Liminal Politics in the New Age of Disease: Technocratic Mimetism (London: Routledge, 2022), Modernism and Charisma (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013), Breaking Boundaries: Varieties of Liminality (Oxford, Berghahn, 2015, co-editor), Walking into the Void: A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking (with Arpad Szakolczai, Routledge, 2018), Divinization and Technology: The Political Anthropology of Subversion (Routledge, 2019, co-editor), and Walling, Boundaries and Liminality: A Political Anthropology of Transformations (Routledge, 2019, co-editor).
Harald Wydra is a university lecturer in politics at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of St Catharine's College. His general research interests include political anthropology, symbolic politics, politics of memory, and methodological approaches to the understanding of uncertainty in politics. He is a founding editor of the academic journal International Political Anthropology. Wydra is the author of the 2007 book Communism and the Emergence of Democracy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). He is editor with Ágnes Horváth and Bjørn Thomassen for the Breaking Boundaries: Varieties of Liminality (New York: Berghahn, 2015)
Bjørn Thomassen holds a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in Political and Social Science at the European University Institute, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Florence; BA and MA Degrees in Anthropology, Institute of Anthropology, Department of Political and Social Science, University of Copenhagen. He has been chair of the Department of International Relations since 2008. Before coming to AUR he taught at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and at the University College of Cork, Ireland.
PAUL O’CONNOR IS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AT UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY IN ABU DHABI, HAVING PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED HIS PHD AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND. HIS RESEARCH AND WRITING ARE CENTRED ON THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF HOME AND COMMUNITY, THE DYNAMICS OF MODERNITY AND GLOBALISATION, THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN SOCIETY AND ITS PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, THE EMERGENCE AND DISINTEGRATION OF STRUCTURES OF MEANING, AND THE MEDIATISATION AND VIRTUALISATION OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL LIFE. HIS WORK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN JOURNALS INCLUDING MEMORY STUDIES, MOBILITIES, INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, AND THE DARK MOUNTAIN ANTHOLOGY. HOME: THE FOUNDATIONS OF BELONGING (ROUTLEDGE, 2018) EXAMINES THE IDEA OF HOME FROM AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AS A CENTRE AROUND WHICH WE ORGANISE BOTH EVERYDAY ROUTINES AND EXPERIENCES, ENDOWING THE WORLD WITH MEANING AND ORDER. OTHER PUBLISHED VOLUMES INCLUDE THE TECHNOLOGISATION OF THE SOCIAL: A POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE DIGITAL MACHINE (ROUTLEDGE, 2022: CO-EDITED WITH MARIUS BENTA) AND LIMINAL POLITICS IN THE NEW AGE OF DISEASE: TECHNOCRATIC MIMETICISM (ROUTLEDGE, 2023: CO-EDITED WITH AGNES HORVATH).
GIULIANA PAROTTO IS PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (DISPES), UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE (TRIESTE, ITALY). SHE IS THE AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS ON POLITICAL THEORY AND POLITICAL THEOLOGY, SUCH AS: TEORIA POLITICA. UN'INTRODUZIONE CONDIVIDI (FRANCO ANGELI, 2020); OLTRE IL CORPO DEL LEADER. CORPO E POLITICA NELLA SOCIETÀ POST-SECOLARE (IL NUOVO MELANGOLO, 2016); SACRA OFFICINA: LA SIMBOLICA RELIGIOSA DI SILVIO BERLUSCONI (FRANCO ANGELI, 2007); OLTRE IL CORPO DEL LEADER: CORPO E POLITICA NELLA SOCIETÀ POST-SECOLARE (IL MELANGOLO, 2016) LA POLITICA TRA STORIA ED ESCATOLOGIA: UN ITINERARIO DI HANS URS VON BALTHASAR (FRANCO ANGELI, 2000); IUSTUS ORDO: SECOLARIZZAZIONE DELLA RAGIONE E SACRALIZZAZIONE DEL PRINCIPE NELLA SECONDA SCOLASTICA (GUIDA EDITORI, 1993); SHE IS CO-EDITOR (WITH UMBERTO LODOVICI) OF ERIC VOEGELIN: VANGELO E CULTURA (MORCELLIANA, 2022) AND HAS PUBLISHED NUMEROUS ARTICLES IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS.