Celia Eckert

Celia Eckert

PhD Student in Government
Concentration Adviser for Eliot House
CE

Hi! I am a PhD candidate in political theory studying spatial politics and contemporary political philosophy. My dissertation examines how urban spaces shape our political world and how participants in these spaces work within and against them to create political change. In my work, I draw on political theories formulated by activists and academics alike. In the past, I've taught courses on comparative politics, American politics, French social thought, and political theory. I have also done work on civic education and the early American republic. My broader interests include democratic theory, utopia, structuralism, idealism, institutional design, rational choice theory, habit, materialism, ideology, social movements, and environment studies. I'd be glad to advise theses which draw on any of these broader themes, as well as theses which focus on thinkers in modern political thought such as Marx, Rousseau, Durkheim, Derrida, and Foucault. I am also well equipped to advise theses which incorporate philosophical questions into qualitative or historical research. Previously, I have advised a senior thesis for a joint concentration in the Government and Classics departments. If you’re not sure whether your topic would be a good fit, feel free to reach out to chat! I am also glad to talk over your interests if you have not yet decided on your specific topic.

 

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