Mariano Croce is Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy at Sapienza – Università di Roma, where he teaches Social Philosophy. He is also Director of the Research Line “Kinship Studies” at the University of Antwerp, member of the Centre for Research of Time and Law of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Principal Investigator at the Centre for Law and Public Affairs (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic). His books include Undoing Ties. Political Philosophy at the Waning of the State (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015, with Andrea Salvatore), The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt (Routledge, 2013, with Andrea Salvatore) and Self-Sufficiency of Law: A Critical Institutional Theory of Social Order (Springer, 2012). His articles have been published in such international journals as Cultural Critique; Ethics and Global Politics; the European Journal of Political Theory; the European Journal of Social Theory; The European Legacy; Law & Critique; Social & Legal Studies; Ratio Juris; Sociological Theory; and others. His research interests lie in the areas of political philosophy, queer theory and law & sexuality. He is the Editor of the Series “Law & Politics: Continental Perspectives” (Routledge – Taylor & Francis).