Special Issue Introduction

Biopolitical Tensions after Pandemic Times


  • Annika Skoglund Uppsala University
  • Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha Kazi Nazrul University
  • Fabiana Jardim Australian National University
  • David Armstrong King's College London



Author Biographies

Annika Skoglund, Uppsala University

Annika Skoglund is Associate Professor at Uppsala University, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol Business School, and co-editor of the journal Foucault Studies. Skoglund has recently published a co-authored research monograph on climate activism and epistemic movements (Cambridge University Press, 2022), and her research appears in journals such as Organization Studies, Human Relations, Critical Policy Studies and Children’s Geographies.

Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha, Kazi Nazrul University

Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha, currently with the School of Translation and Cultural Studies, Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR), Calcutta, is Professor of English at Kazi Nazrul University, India. He was a Leibniz Fellow and Visiting Professor at the PRIF – Leibniz-Institut für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (Peace Research Centre), Frankfurt in 2023. His recent books include Deleuze and Guattari and Terror (co-edited, Edinburgh University Press, 2022), Social Movements, Media and Civil Society in Contemporary India: Historical Trajectories of Public Protest and Political Mobilization (co-authored, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), etc. He co-edits Kairos, the Journal of Critical Symposium.

Fabiana Jardim, Australian National University

Fabiana Jardim is a sociologist, Associate Professor at the School of Education (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and was Visiting Fellow at the College of Arts & Social Sciences – Australian National University (2023). Her research focuses on the themes of Latin American governmentality, citizenship, violence and memory, trying to theoretically account both for the history of invasion and slavery as for the dictatorships and new regimes of violence that mark the recent history of the continent.

David Armstrong, King's College London

David Armstrong is Professor Emeritus in Medicine and Sociology at King’s College London. His research focuses on the sociology of medical knowledge. He also publishes on multimorbidity and the human microbiome.




How to Cite

Skoglund, A., Sekhar Purakayastha, A., Jardim, F., & Armstrong, D. (2023). Special Issue Introduction: Biopolitical Tensions after Pandemic Times. Foucault Studies, (35), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.22439/fs.i35.7071



Special Issue: Biopolitical Tensions after Pandemic Times