Postdoctoral Fellow

Simon Lambek is a political theorist whose research focuses on modern and contemporary political thought. His work explores rhetoric’s ability to alter interpretive horizons and expand reflective judgment in political life. At UBC, Simon will begin a project investigating the constitutive effects of public debate on contemporary democracies, drawing from critical, democratic and hermeneutic theory. He received his PhD in 2020 from the University of Toronto’s Department of Political Science and taught at Vanderbilt University prior to coming to UBC. An article on Nietzsche’s use of rhetoric is forthcoming at Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy.