I am a PhD candidate in Poliitcal Theory at Harvard University.  My dissertation is tentatively entitled "Ethopoetics: Michel Foucault and the Politics of Asceticism."  I am exploring the development of the concepts of 'care of the self' and 'asceticism' in Foucault's works from 1975 - 1984, and exploring their implications for his theory of freedom and his engagement with neoliberalism.