Noura Wedell is a writer, scholar, translator and an editor for Semiotext(e). Her research centers on contemporary writing and visual art with a focus on questions surrounding language, materiality and politics. She received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Columbia University, and was assistant director of a research center in poetics at the ENS Lyon, France. She has published a book of poetry Odd Directions, has edited a book on writing in the work of Robert Morris (Investigations: the Expanded Field of Writing in the Works of Robert Morris), and has translated six books, among which are theoretical texts by Toni Negri and Guy Hocquenguem, and three autobiographical narratives by Pierre Guyotat. Recent publications include exhibition catalogues on the work of Pierre Guyotat and of Sharon Lockhart.