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Hoye, Matthew

Senior Lecturer

Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands



Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2012/2013, 2013/2014

Ph.D. Institution

The New School for Social Research, United States


I have a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in New York City.
I was a visiting post-graduate researcher in the History Department at Queen Mary, University of London under the supervision of Quentin Skinner in the fall of 2011; a visiting Fellow at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto in the summer of 2011; and a visiting student in the Department of History and Civilization at the EUI under the supervision of Martin Van Gelderen in the fall of 2010.
I hold an M.Phil and an M.A. from the New School, as well as an M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh. I received my B.A. from Carleton University in my hometown of Ottawa, Canada. I have taught political theory and sociology at both CUNY Brooklyn and Eugene Lang College, the New School.
My doctoral work concerns the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes with a focus on language, rhetoric, and the spectacular practice of sovereign power. My next major project, which I will undertake at the EUI, will address the critical theoretical potential of the neo-republican project with the intent of moving beyond the project's focus on moral and legal questions, towards questions of economics and institutional forms. I am also working on a series of papers that conjoin memory studies and political theory.
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