bio | Paul B. 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 PhD in Philosophy and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University and an M.A. in Philosophy and Gender Studies at the New School for Social Research where s/he studied with Agnes Heller and Jacques Derrida. His/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 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.