Alex Dubilet is Assistant Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Dubilet works across a number of fields, including contemporary continental philosophy, critical theory, philosophy of religion, political theology, and critical study of secularity and secularism. His first book, The Self-Emptying Subject: Kenosis and Immanence, Medieval to Modern came out with Fordham University Press in 2018. He is the co-editor (with Kirill Chepurin) of Nothing Absolute: German Idealism and the Question of Political Theology (Fordham, 2021). Dubilet is also a co-translator (with Jessie Hock) of François Laruelle’s General Theory of Victims (Polity Press, 2015) and A Biography of Ordinary Man: On Authorities and Minorities (Polity Press, 2018).
We launched this series to make available theoretical resources that keep pace with the concerns raised by those working with political theology today, whose interests are increasingly tied not only to questions of genealogy, speculation, and political modernity, but also to questions of race, colonialism, gender, sexuality, disability, ecology, labor, finance capitalism, and economies of affect.
The Invisible Committee may be productively, albeit counterintuitively, understood as Gnostic, a perspective that will put into question some of the assumptions behind the way the political and the theological are demarcated from and related to each other in contemporary debates.