Fiona Jenkins is a senior lecturer in the School of Philosophy, Australian National University, and Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute. Her current research covers two projects, one on Judith Butler, which focuses on questions of political legitimacy, violence and non-violence, in post-national frameworks; the other on gender equity in academic disciplines. She teaches on contemporary French philosophy, on Nietzsche, on film, and on aspects of democratic theory. Following a DPhil at Oxford (with a thesis on Nietzsche, 'Becoming What We Are: On Realism, Revaluation and Self-Representation in Nietzsche's Philosophy') she spent two years teaching at Essex University, taking up a post-doc. at Sydney University in 1997 and moving to ANU in 2002.