John McSweeney is the Coordinator of Pastoral Development for the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross in Ireland. He also lectures in the Adult Continuing Education Programme at University College Cork. He completed a PhD at the Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland, in 2007. His dissertation examined the critical intersection of the thought of Michel Foucault with Christian theology. He has published a number of articles in journals, including Foucault Studies and Louvain Studies. His principal research interests lie in the religious and political significance of poststructuralist and post-poststructuralist thought.