Michel Feher

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Michel Feher (born 1956) is a French philosopher and cultural theorist. He is a founding editor of Zone Books.[1] Feher is also co-founder and president of Cette France-là, Paris, a monitoring group on French immigration policy.[2] He writes for a number of outlets and has a semi-regular blog with the French journal Mediapart.[3] Feher has held the positions of Professor and Visiting Lecturer at various universities, including École Nationale Supérieure in Paris,[4] the University of California, Berkeley, and most recently, Goldsmiths, University of London (2013-2015).[5]

Together with Wendy Brown, Michel Feher is co-editor of Zone Books' series Near Futures.[6] In 2016, Feher co-edited "Europe at a Crossroads" with William Callison, Milad Odabaei and Aurélie Windels, the first issue of Near Futures Online, the digital companion to Zone’s Near Futures series.[7]


  • Conjurations de la violence: introduction à la lecture de Georges Bataille, 1981.
  • (ed. with Jonathan Crary and Sanford Kwinter) Zone 1-2: The Contemporary Cities, 1986.
  • (ed. with Ramona Nadaff and Nadia Tazi) Fragments for a History of the Human Body, 3 Volumes, 1989.
  • (ed.) The Libertine Reader: Eroticism and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France, 1997.
  • Powerless by Design: The Age of the International Community, 2000.
  • (ed. with Paul Rabinow) The essential works of Michel Foucault, 1954-1984. Vol 2. Aesthetics: Method and Epistemology, 2000.
  • (ed. with Gaëlle Krikorian and Yates McKee) Nongovernmental Politics, 2007.
  • 'The Saudi Mirror', Public Culture, Vol. 18, No. 2.
  • Self-Appreciation; or, The Aspirations of Human Capital, Public Culture, Vol. 21, No. 1 (2009).
  • (ed. with Cette-France-là) Xénophobie d’en haut: le choix d’une droite éhontée and Sans-papiers et préfets: la culture du résultat en portraits, 2012.
  • (ed. with William Callison, Milad Odabaei and Aurélie Windels) Europe at a Crossroads, Near Futures Online, Issue No. 1 (March 2016).
  • The Critical State of the Union, in 'Europe at a Crossroads', Near Futures Online, Issue No. 1 (March 2016).
  • Rated Agencies: Political Engagements with Our Invested Selves, 2017.


  1. ^ Friday Salon: Activism on the Map: The Zone Books Series on Non-Governmental Politics, Institute of Contemporary Arts, 19 April 2013.
  2. ^ About Near Futures Online Issue No. 1 (March 2016), Europe at a Crossroads, June 6, 2017.
  3. ^ [https://blogs.mediapart.fr/michel-feher/blog Blog de Michel Feher, Mediapart. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Michel Feher". Oslo arkitekturtriennale. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Michel Feher". Goldsmiths, University of London. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Near Futures, Series Announcement from Zone Books" (PDF). Retrieved June 6, 2017.  "Near Futures, publications from Zone Books and MIT Press". Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ About Near Futures Online Issue No. 1 (March 2016), Europe at a Crossroads, June 6, 2017. "PDF of Near Futures Online, TOC and Links - Academia". Retrieved June 8, 2017. 

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