Alberto Toscano is a social theorist and philosopher researching communism and fanaticism.
Alberto Toscano is a lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is investigating the persistence of the idea of communism in contemporary thought and a genealogical inquiry into the concept of fanaticism.
Toscano is the author of The Theatre of Production: Philosophy and Individuation Between Kant and Deleuze (Palgrave, 2006). He is the translator of Alain Badiou’s The Century (Polity, 2007) and Handbook of Inaesthetics (Stanford, 2005), and co-editor of Alain Badiou’s Theoretical Writings (Continuum, 2004) and On Beckett (Clinamen, 2003). He has co-translated and prefaced Éric Alliez’s The Signature of the World (Continuum, 2004) and Antonio Negri’s Political Descartes (Verso, 2007). He has published several articles on contemporary philosophy, ontology and social theory. He is an editor of the journal Historical Materialism.
For V2_'s 2007 Interact or Die!, he wrote Technical Culture and the Limits of Interaction: A Note on Simondon.
Historical Materialism: http://www.brill.nl/hima