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Current Member

Matthew Shafer

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

Political Theory

Home Institution

Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, University of Pennsylvania

Matthew Shafer's research examines the politics of language and the language of politics in contemporary technological capitalism. At IAS, he is completing a critical history of contemporary debates about how the term "violence" should be defined in political theory and deployed in political rhetoric.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Social Science
current

Degrees

Yale University
Ph.D.
2020
University of Cambridge
M.Phil.
2014

Appointments

Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, University of Pennsylvania
2020–2021
Postdoctoral Fellow