Chris Flemingis a highly regarded philosopher, translator, and cultural analyst. He is Associate Professor in Humanities at Western Sydney University and is the author or editor of eight books, including René Girard: Violence and Mimesis(Polity, 2004) and Modern Conspiracy: The Importance of Being Paranoid(co-authored with Emma A. Jane) (Bloomsbury, 2014). On Drugs is his first work of memoir.