Biography

Beatriz Preciado is a philosopher and queer activist. S/he is the director of the Independent Studies Program at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA). A Fulbright Fellow, s/he earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University and a M.A. in Philosophy and Gender Studies at the New School for Social Research where s/he studied with Agnes Heller and Jacques Derrida. Her first book, Contra-Sexual Manifesto (Balland, 2000) was acclaimed by French critics as “the red book of queer theory” and was translated into five languages. S/he is also the author of T Junkie. Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics (2008, forthcoming in English by The Feminist Press), Anal Terror (2009), and Pornotopia (2010) for which s/he was awarded the Sade Price in France. She teaches seminars on Gender Studies and Political History of the Body at Université Paris 8 — Saint Denis and l’École National de Beaux Arts de Bourges.