Justine Brisson is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Sciences Po Paris. She holds a MA in Modern Literature from the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, a MA in Political Philosophy (first year) from the École Normale Supérieure, and a MA in Political Theory from Sciences Po. She has taught literature and history of political ideas at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and at Sciences Po. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Fabula-LhT. Littérature, histoire, théorie. Her research is at the crossroad of literature, philosophy, and political theory. More precisely, she studies the intertwined relations between politics and literature in mid-twentieth century France through the theme of the "neutral" in Blanchot and Barthes’ thought. Prior to joining Columbia, she was Visiting Fellow at Harvard University for a year.