Laura S. Reagan

Laura S. Reagan teaches political thought at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago de Chile and Viña del Mar, Chile since July, 2010.  She received her PhD from Northwestern University, Department of Political Science in December of 2010. She is currently working towards turning her dissertation, “Mimesis in Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan (1651): the theatre of the modern commonwealth” into a manuscript.  While Laura’s work principally concerns the intersection of politics and aesthetics from the classics through to modernity, she is also interested in showing how Hobbes’s attention to these matters sets up a different relation between the theorist of sovereignty and the later critical tradition. So far, her work on biopolitics concerns specifying the relation between Hobbes’s texts, and Foucault’s critique of them, but she wonders how the relation between aesthetics and politics figures in to biopolitical debates.

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