Mirt Komel – philosopher, novelist, sociologist, playwright, essayist, translator – is currently employed as assistant professor in philosophy at the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences, Department and Chair of Cultural Studies) and researcher at the Center of Cultural and Religious Studies (University of Ljubljana, Institute for Social Sciences). He has published numerous scientific texts in political theory, social anthropology, and theoretical psychoanalysis in international and Slovenian scholarly journals (e.g. Problems, Journal for the Critique of Science), as well as several scientific monographs. Three of them (Attempt of a Touch/Poskus nekega dotika, 2008, Discourse and Violence/Diskurz in nasilje, 2012, Socratic Touches/Sokratski dotiki, 2015) hinge on the main axis of his research: an attempt at a philosophical reconceptualization of touch and tactility informed with insights from the contemporary humanities and social sciences. Komel is also a prolific writer, known to the local and international public for his prose, plays, and essays. His essayistic contributions appear in Mladina, Delo, Mediawatch, and Tribuna.