Professor James Williams's interests are in contemporary French philosophy (Deleuze, Lyotard, Foucault, Kristeva, Derrida, Badiou, Postmodernism and Poststructuralism). He supervises PhD students across a wide range of topics in these areas and welcomes further researchers in these areas or in his current research. Past PhDs he has supervised include work on Deleuze and Badiou, Derrida and Hegel, Deleuze and post-colonialism, Deleuze and Leibniz, Deleuze and Spinoza, and Deleuze and Benjamin. Current PhD projects include research on Deleuze and the concept of ground, Deleuze and the Presocratics, Art and the archive, Deleuze and language, film and the philosophy of listening, and Deleuze, Badiou and Sartre. He also has interests in aesthetics, political philosophy, metaphysics and the history of philosophy (Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche and Whitehead).