Dr Shreyaa Bhatt

Department of Government
Dr Shreyaa Bhatt
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  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

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



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.


  • BA, MA, PhD (London),


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)


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



Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

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