Fábio Luís Ferreira Nóbrega Franco is a psychoanalyst and holds a PhD in philosophy. Since 2006 he has been a member of an interdisciplinary group, the Social Theory, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis Laboratory (LATESFIP). Over the last few years, he has tried to unite academic research, psychoanalytical practice, and political engagement in different social movements, mainly those concerned with countering the psychic effects produced by the authoritarian Brazilian state. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher with the Institute of Psychology of the University of Sao Paulo. Since 2020, he has been teaching psychoanalytical theory as visiting professor in the course "Psychoanalysis in critical social contexts" at Pontifical University of São Paulo. He is the author of the book "Governar os mortos: necropolíticas, desaparecimento e subjetividade" (Ubu Editora, 2021).