Miguel Vatter is professor of politics at Flinders University. Previously he has taught at UNSW, and various universities in the US and Chile. His main areas of research are biopolitics, political theology, Machiavelli, and republicanism. His most recent books are Republic of the Living. Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society (Fordham UP 2014); The Government of Living. Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism (Fordham UP, 2014); Machiavelli’s The Prince. A Reader’s Guide (Bloomsbury 2013). He is currently completing a book on political theology in the 20th century. At AAS2018, Vatter will chair the roundtable Eternal life in the age of the anthropocene.