Shannon Bell is a performance philosopher who lives and writes philosophy-in-action.
Her five books include Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body (Indiana University Press 1994, Japanese trans.2000), Whore Carnival (Semiotext 1995), Bad Attitude/s on Trial, co-author (University of Toronto Press, 1997), New Socialisms co-editor (New York: Routledge 2004), and Fast Feminism (forthcoming 2005).
Bell is currently researching extreme science and art for her book entitled Fast Bodies; this research is funded by Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Bell is an associate professor in the York University Political Science Department, Toronto, Canada. She teaches postcontemporary theory, fast feminism, sexual politics, cyber politics, identity politics and violent philosophy.