Julia Kristeva’s recently released secret service files reveal a similar persona to that which comes through her writing: unruly, witty, courageous. And yet Kristeva is denying the allegations. Is it something other than the truth that she fears?
Professor of political theory at the University of Kent. As a dissident in the late 1980s in Bulgaria, she helped organize the student strikes that challenged the regime in 1989–1990. Soon after, she denounced the autocratic turn in the post-communist democracies in a speech at the Council of Europe. She is educated in France and the United States and currently lives in Brussels, Belgium.