M.A. Political Science, Université de Sherbrooke, 2017
B.A. International Relations and International Law, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2014
Antonin Lacelle-Webster is a Ph.D. candidate in political theory in the Department of Political Science at UBC. He is broadly interested in issues related to democratic theory, democratic innovations, the politics of hope and despair, and the political thought of Hannah Arendt.
Antonin is currently working on his dissertation on the role of hope in democratic systems. The project focuses on the tension between the experience of hope and the conditions in which we hope. Building on recent work on hope in political philosophy, he expands the theoretical effort by proposing a spatial and political theory of hope and framing the political problem of hope in relation to democratic organization and responsiveness.
“Citizens’ Assemblies and Democracy.” With Mark E. Warren. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
“Les acteurs politiques et le processus démocratique : perceptions du rôle du citoyen,” in Démocratie et politiques publiques edited by Jérôme Couture and Steve Jacob. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval (2019).
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2018-2021)
FRQSC Doctoral Graduate Scholarship (2017-2020)
Four Year Doctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia (2017-2021)
Jenson-Pétry Best Master’s Thesis Award, Société québécoise de science politique (2018)
Faculty of Arts Graduate Award, University of British Columbia (2017)
FRQSC Master’s Graduate Scholarship (2016)
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (2015)