Professor Nancy Luxon joined the faculty at Minnesota after two years at the University of Chicago’s Society of Fellows. Her work in contemporary political and social theory concentrates on questions of power, authority, and truth-telling and has been published in Inquiry, Political Theory, Contemporary Political Theory, PS, and Perspectives, with work recently in Review of Politics and materiali foucaultiani. Her first book, Crisis of Authority (Cambridge UP, 2013), considers political authority as a process in which individuals learn to author themselves, and so come to engage differently in political contest. She recently edited the first English translation for Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault's Disorderly Families (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), and is finishing a companion scholarly volume. Other interests include: psychoanalysis (theory and clinical practice); French political thought; contemporary reception of the ancient world; the adaptation of literary theories of narrative for politics; and the intersection of ethics and politics.