Siisiäinen Lauri, Postdoctoral Researcher

Siisiäinen Lauri, Postdoctoral Researcher
Subject:
Political Science

I have a longstanding research interest in continental political thinking, especially in the post- World War II period (for instance Giorgio Agamben, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault and Jürgen Habermas). Thematically, I have focused first of all on the relationship between art, aesthetics and politics. I have attempted to elaborate a novel theoretical and methodological approach to analyzing the relationship between politics and music, through a comprehensive rereading of Michel Foucault. I have also carried out research related to political theology, biopolitics and democracy.

In my research currently in progress, the central aim is to explore in a comprehensive manner the complex relationship between conductive power or biopolitics and resistance or counter-conduct, drawing on Michel Foucault’s late thinking. This line of research also goes beyond the field of Foucault studies by forging a dialogue with various other thinkers, such as Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, Roberto Esposito, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Luc Nancy, Antono Negri, Jacques Rancière and Bernard Stiegler. Furthermore, my objective is to assess critically the topicality of the Foucauldian notion of power-resistance within the context of today’s globalised governance.