Judith Revel

Professor of Philosophy

University of Paris Sorbonne

A former student of the E.N.S Fontenay-Saint Cloud, Judith Revel is a professor of philosophy at the University of Paris I Sorbonne. She is a specialist of Michel Foucault and of political philosophy from 1945 to 1980 (Foucault Deleuze, Derrida, Clastres; MerleauPonty, Lefort et Castoriadis…). From 1992 to 1998, Revel taught at the University of Rome III, (Department of Communications and Languages). She was from 1998 to 2004 coordinator of the bilingual section of Virgilio Classical High School in Rome; in charge of teacher training for its bilingual and European sections and a trainer for instructors on behalf of the French and Italian Ministries of Education. She was also a professor of philosophy and political science, and of French linguistics and literature in various Italian universities. Back in France, she taught philosophy, from 2004 to 2006, at the Épinay-sur-Seine High School (93) and has since 2006 been teaching Italian applied to the social and political sciences at the Paris-I Panthéon Sorbonne University. Revel has written several books on Michel Foucault, including Foucault: Experiences de la pensée (2005) and Dictionnaire Foucault (2007) and recently reflected on her experience as a philosophy professor in a high school on the outskirts of Paris in Qui a peur de la banlieue? (Bayard, 2008). Since 1989, she has been a member of the Association pour le Centre Michel Foucault and has organized many symposiums on contemporary philosophical theory for various instritutions. She has given lectures in various universities, cultural and scientific centers in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the UK, the United States. Revel is also a translator from French to Italian and Italian to French for various French publishers, newspapers and radios.