Yosef Sintayehu Jemberie was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He did his bachelor’s degree in history education at Haramaya University, Ethiopia, in 2008. He received his MA in philosophy from Addis Ababa University in 2013 and his MPhil in Interdisciplinary Social Studies from Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), Makerere University, Uganda, in 2020. Jemberie taught history and philosophy for eight years at Samara University, Ethiopia, where he also served as the head of the Department of Civics and Ethics. The title of his MA thesis was “On the (Non-)Question of ‘What is Knowledge?’” in which he attempted to do a deconstructive reading of Plato’s text Theaetetus. He is currently doing fieldwork toward his dissertation “The Making of State of Emergency: A Historical Critique of Modern Political Power in Ethiopia.” His areas of specialization are literary and cultural studies and political theory. His major research interests are theories of sovereignty, biopolitics, and philosophy of humor.