Andrew Parker is author of The Theorist's Mother and co-editor of Subjects of Responsibility: Framing Personhood in Modern Bureaucracies, and After Sex? On Writing since Queer Theory. His research concerns the history and practices of literary theory, especially post-war theory in France and its world-wide dissemination. The Theorist’s Mother attends to traces of the maternal in the lives and works of canonical theorists from Marx and Freud to Lacan and Derrida. He is the editor and co-translator of Jacques Ranciere’s The Philosopher and His Poor, and has co-edited five other collections of essays. A new book project, Ventriloquisms, explores interactions between body and voice across different literary traditions and media forms. He is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University.