Professor Talcott joined The American University of Paris after completing his PhD within the interdisciplinary program Philosophy, Literature & Critical Theory at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He also holds an MA in Continental Philosophy and obtained a DEA degree from Université de Paris IV - La Sorbonne where he specialized in the French fin-de-siècle. His research interests draw extensively from critical and legal theory, cultural studies & rhetoric, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy.
His current teaching and research circulates within the complex geographies of colonial and post-colonial memory, media and narrative. Tracing lines of travel and displacement, his work explores the political and cultural significance of instances of legal and linguistic difference with media structures past and present. Within Global Communications, he teaches in the areas of media law, sustainable development & development communications, memory studies, visual culture, critical theory, rhetoric and post-colonial theory.