Razvan Amironesei is trained in the history of philosophy with an emphasis on 20th century thought (esp. French and German philosophy). His Ph.D. in Philosophy granted by Laval University in 2013 provides a political and theological interpretation of the problem of biopower understood here as the effective management of living individuals and populations. At the UCSD Center on Global Justice he currently works on a project on the “Law of peoples” in Rawls, Habermas, Foucault. This research is doubled by a genealogy of the concept of jus gentium in the 16th and 17th century and its relation to the emergence of biopower.

Caleb Scoville is a Ph.D student in the department of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research is centered on environmental issues. He holds an M.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in political science and economics from Portland State University. He is currently in the early stages of developing a research program which locates water as a site of political conflict. He has also worked on the concept of “ecological citizenship” and is interested in its applicability to conceptualizing contemporary environmental movements.