PhD, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Michael was educated at The State University of New York at Stony
Brook and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He
teaches courses in Philosophy and Comparative Literature and conducts research in the areas of ancient Greek
philosophy and contemporary French philosophy. His approach to the
classics is informed by thinkers such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida,
Lyotard, and Levinas. His recent published work includes co-translations
of Jacques Derrida’s The Other Heading (Indiana, 1992), Memoirs of the Blind (Chicago, 1993), Adieu (Stanford, 1999), Rogues (Stanford, 2004), and Learning to Live Finally (Melville, 2007). He is co-editor of Jacques Derrida's The Work of Mourning (Chicago, 2000) and Chaque fois unique, la fin du monde (Galilee, 2004). His is the author of Turning: From Persuasion to Philosophy (Humanities, 1994), Taking on the Tradition: Jacques Derrida and the Legacies of Deconstruction (Stanford, 2003), Derrida From Now On (Fordham, 2008), and Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media (Fordham, 2012). He is currently completing a book on Derrida’s final seminars, The Beast and the Sovereign. He has also published numerous articles on themes in ancient and contemporary philosophy in such journals as Philosophy Today, Continental Philosophy, Research in Phenomenology, Mosaic, Epochē, and Paragraph. He is also co-editor of The Oxford Literary Review.