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IMG_3447I am a Ph.D. candidate in political theory and international relations at the University of Notre Dame. I work primarily on late modern and contemporary political thought, continental philosophy and critical theory. My research interests include critiques of socialization, post-foundationalism, theories of subjectivity, and cultural critique, as well as the thought of Nietzsche, Rousseau, Foucault, and the Frankfurt School. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston’s Honors College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science. In my time at Notre Dame, I have presented original research internationally, served as president of the Political Science Graduate Organization, and in 2016 received the “Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award” from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. My research has appeared or is forthcoming in the peer-reviewed journals International Relations and Constellations.

You can contact me at ssimpso2@nd.edu.