Bülent Diken born 1964 in Izmir, Turkey. Lives and works in Lancaster, United Kingdom. Carsten Bagge Laustsen born 1970 in Struer, Denmark. Lives and works in Aarhus, Denmark
Bülent Diken graduated as a town planner in 1993 from Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, where he also did his Ph.D. on urbanism between 1994-97. Following this period, he held an Assistant Professorship at the Insitute of Geography, Roskilde University, Denmark, for a year. Since 1999, he has been teaching at Lancaster University, Department of Sociology, United Kingdom. His research focuses on social theory, urbanism, mobility, post-structuralist philosophy, and immigration. He has previously authored Fra Østtyrkiet til Vestdanmark (Akademisk Forlag, 1995) and Strangers, Ambivalence and Social Theory (Aldershot, 1998). 

Carsten Bagge Laustsen is a Research Assistant Professor at Institute for Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is currently working on a three-year research project about the relations between religion and safety politics funded by the Danish Social Science Research Council. He has published several articles on political theory, social theory, political psychology, and international politics. Special fields of interests are political theology, fundamentalism, nationalism and ethnic conflicts, terror and propaganda. With Anders Berg-Sørensen, he has co-edited Den ene, den anden, det tredje. Politisk identitet, andethed og fællesskab i moderne fransk tænkning (Forlaget Politisk Revy, 1999); and with Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, he has co-edited Ondskabens banalitet. Om Hannah Arendts Eichmann i Jerusalem (Museum Tusculanum Press, 2002). Together with Bülent Diken, he has co-written the monograph Exceptional Belongings. Sociology Facing the Camp, which is currently being published by Routledge.
Contribution: Participate with the essay “The Refugee Camp” in Station 4: The Book.