Sid Simpson

Sid Simpson

Perry-Williams Postdoctoral Fellow - Philosophy

Office: Kauke 302
Phone: 330-287-1947
Email: ssimpson@wooster.edu
Pronouns: He/Him/His
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 Degrees

  • University of Notre Dame Ph.D., Political Science, 2019
  • University of Notre Dame M.A., Political Science, 2016
  • University of Houston, B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, 2014

Courses Taught

PHIL-10000-01 Ethics, Justice, and Society
PSCI-23911-01 Modernity and Coloniality, or, Decolonizing the Canon
PSCI-23910-01 Theories of Punishment

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Nominee for University of Notre Dame, Excellence in Teaching Award, Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS), 2019
  • First Honorable Mention, Outstanding Graduate Instructor Teaching Award (University-Wide), Graduate Student Union, University of Notre Dame, 2018
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (Department-Wide), Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning & Graduate School, University of Notre Dame, 2016

Publications

  • “Nietzsche, Irrationalism, and the Cruel Irony of Adorno and Horkheimer’s Political Quietism,” Contemporary Political Theory. Forthcoming.  
  • Frankenstein, the Frankfurt School, and the Domination of Nature,” Philosophy & Literature. Forthcoming.
  • “Making Liberal Use of Kant? Democratic Peace Theory and Perpetual Peace,” International Relations; Vol. 33, No. 1, 2019: pp. 109-128. 
  • “The Gaya Scienza and the Aesthetic Ethos: Marcuse’s Appropriation of Nietzsche in An Essay on Liberation,” Constellations; Vol. 24, No. 3, 2017: pp. 356-371. 
  • “‘White Bear’ and Criminal Punishment: How Far is too Far?” with contributions from Christopher Lay in Black Mirror and Philosophy, edited by David Kyle Johnson. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019: pp. 50-58. 

Research Interests

Sid works primarily on late modern and contemporary political thought, continental philosophy, and critical theory. His research interests include critiques of socialization, post-foundationalism, theories of subjectivity, and cultural critique, as well as the thought of Nietzsche, Rousseau, Foucault, and the Frankfurt School. Sid’s research has appeared or is forthcoming in the academic journals Constellations, Contemporary Political Theory, International Relations, and Philosophy & Literature.