Michael O’Rourke lectures in the school of Arts and Psychotherapy at Independent Colleges, Dublin and works mostly at the intersections between queer theory and continental philosophy. He is the co-editor of Love, Sex, Intimacy and Friendship Between Men, 1550-1800 (Palgrave Macmillan 2003, paperback 2007), Queer Masculinities, 1550-1800: Siting Same-Sex Desire in the Early Modern World (Palgrave Macmillan 2006), The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory (Ashgate 2009) and Speculative Medievalisms: Discography (Punctum Books, 2013), and the editor of Derrida and Queer Theory (Palgrave, forthcoming), Reading Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Gender, Sexuality, Embodiment (Ashgate, forthcoming ) and P.E.S.T. (forthcoming). He is the author of Queering Speculative Realism (forthcoming) and co-author of The Pervert’s Guide to Reading (forthcoming).

He is also the editor or co-editor of several journal special issues and many articles and book chapters some of his publications can be found here:  . He has co-convened The(e)ories: Advanced Seminars for Queer Research since 2002 and is the series editor of the Queer Interventions book series at Ashgate and of the Queer Aisthesis book series at Punctum Books. He is also co-editor of O-Zone: A Journal of Object Oriented Studies and recently co-founded the art/theory collective DUST (The Dublin Unit for Speculative Thought) and is also a visiting lecture at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Skopje, Macedonia.