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Étienne Balibar was born in Avallon (France) in 1942. He graduated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Sorbonne in Paris, later took his PhD from the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and has an Habilitation from Université de Paris I. He has been teaching at the Universities of Algiers, Sorbonne, Leiden, Nanterre, UC Irvine. He is Professor of Philosophy at Kingston University London and Visiting Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York. His books include Reading Capital (with Louis Althusser) (1965), On the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (1976), Race, Nation, Class. Ambiguous Identities (1991, with Immanuel Wallerstein), Masses, Classes, Ideas (1994), The Philosophy of Marx (1995), Spinoza and Politics (1998), Politics and the Other Scene (2002), We, the People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship (Princeton, 2004). Forthcoming are The Proposition of Equaliberty, Violence and Civility, and Citizen Subject, Essays of Philosophical Anthropology.