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Dr Shreyaa Bhatt

Lecturer
Department of Government
Dr Shreyaa Bhatt
  • Email

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Monday 1-2pm and Wednesday 12-1pm (by Zoom)

Profile

Biography

Shreyaa Bhatt is Lecturer in Political Theory. Her research crosses Politics, Philosophy and History. She is interested in questions of power, legitimacy, knowledge, violence and subjectivity - their intersections and their histories - especially as explored in the work of French thinkers Michel Foucault and Jacques Rancière. She has further research interests in ancient political thought (especially Tacitus), post-Marxist and Freudo-Marxist theory, Feminist political thought and its history and theorists of empire. Prior to joining the Department of Government at Essex Shreyaa taught Political Theory at Birkbeck and UCL.

Qualifications

  • BA, MA, PhD (London),

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Essex (1/10/2019 - present)

Other academic

  • Associate Lecturer, Politics, Birkbeck, University of London (2018 - 2019)

  • Teaching Fellow in the History of European Political Ideas, UCL (2017 - 2019)

  • Research Associate, Royal Holloway University of London (2014 - 2017)

  • Dissertation Fellow, Max Planck Institute / Ruhr-Universität Bochum (2010 - 2013)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

History of political thought; contemporary political theory; the work of Michel Foucault

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Politics and Power (GV150)

  • Truth, Justice, and the Nature of Politics (GV151)

  • Career Portfolio (GV711)

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Bhatt, S., The Augustan Principate and the Emergence of Biopolitics: A Comparative Historical Perspective. Foucault Studies, 72-93

Bhatt, S., (2017). Useful Vices: Tacitus's Critique of Corruption. Arethusa. 50 (3), 311-333

Bhatt, S., (2016). Rhetoric and Truth: Tacitus, Rancière and Democratic Historiography. Helios: a journal devoted to critical and methodological studies of classical culture, literature, and society. 43 (2), 163-189

Book chapters (1)

Bhatt, S., (2018). Exiled in Rome: The Writing of Other Spaces in Tacitus' Annales. In: The Production of Space in Latin Literature. Editors: Spentzou, E. and Fitzgerald, W., . Oxford University Press

Scholarly Editions (1)

Bhatt, S. and Alston, R., (2017). Foucault and Roman Antiquity: Foucault Studies Special Issue (22), 8-138

Contact

s.bhatt@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Monday 1-2pm and Wednesday 12-1pm (by Zoom)