Alicia Steinmetz is a PhD candidate in Political Theory at Yale University. Her research and teaching interests include the political and social imagination, European early modern political thought, philosophical anthropology, democratic theory, and the impact of the Cold War on modern understandings of political values and political conflict. She holds a BA in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College, and was previously a Fulbright Fellow in Nitra, Slovakia and a Fox Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College.
The Political Theory Workshop offers faculty and other scholars an opportunity to present "in progress" or recently completed work to a diverse audience from political science, philosophy, law, and other social sciences and humanities. Workshop papers come from all areas of political theory, including normative and positive theory, legal theory, and the history of political thought. Papers are circulated ten days before the seminar. Participants are expected to read the paper before the workshop. Each session begins with comments and questions on the paper by a discussant, a brief response from the author, followed by a general discussion.