Author Archives: Evangelia Sembou

About Evangelia Sembou

I was born in Athens, Greece. I hold a B.A. in Politics and History with First Class Honours from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London; an M.Sc. in Social and Political Theory with Distinction from The University of Edinburgh and a D.Phil. in Politics from the University of Oxford. I have written my doctoral dissertation on G. W. F. Hegel’s "Phenomenology of Spirit". I have published articles on Hegel in such scholarly journals as "History of Political Thought", the "Jahrbuch für Hegelforschung" and the "Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain", as well as an article on Hegel and Foucault in an edited collection (conference proceedings). I have also written numerous reviews of books. Moreover, I have presented my work at international conferences. My books include ‘Midwifery’ and Criticism in G. W. F. Hegel’s “Phenomenology of Spirit” (Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag, 2012), Plato’s Political Philosophy (Exeter: Imprint Academic, April 2012) and Modern Theories of Politics (forthcoming in May 2013 by Peter Lang). I have taught political theory and philosophy in the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and at several Oxford colleges, and philosophy in the Faculty of Continuing Education at Birkbeck College, University of London. I am currently convenor of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom. I am a member of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, Hegel Society of Great Britain, Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought, Hegel Society of America, European Society for the History of Political Thought, Internationale Hegel-Vereinigung, Association for Political Theory (APT - North America), the International Political Science Association (IPSA), (2011-2012); Greek Philosophical Society and the Hellenic Political Science Association. I am a reviewer for several scholarly journals.

NEW PUBLICATION: THE YOUNG HEGEL AND RELIGION (ED. E. SEMBOU)

I would like to draw your attention to a new publication, entitled “The Young Hegel and Religion”. This consists of a collection of essays on Hegel’s “Early Theological Writings”. A book of public ethics, of interest to political theorists and historians of political thought alike.

https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/80993

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NEW BOOK

People here may like to know of this book on Hegel’s Phenomenology and Foucault’s Genealogy. The book examines these two projects – looks at their commonalities as well as differences -, considers their implications for social and political theory, as well as the philosophy of social sciences.

See the link below:

http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409443087

Evangelia Sembou

B.A. (Lond), M.Sc. (Edin), D.Phil. (Oxon)

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CF: Annual Conference of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the PSA UK – FINAL REGISTRATION TOMORROW

The annual conference of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the U.K. will be held at King’s College London (Room S-3.01 (3B01), Strand Building, Strand Campus) on Saturday, 26 October 2013. The theme this year shall be “Contemporary Political Theory, Analytical and Continental”.

The programme is as follows:

POLITICAL THOUGHT SPECIALIST GROUP

OF

THE POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF THE U.K.

CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY, ANALYTICAL AND CONTINENTAL

26 October 2013

at King’s College London

9:30 –10:00: Arrival / Registration

10:00 –10:05: Welcoming Talk by Dr. Evangelia Sembou (Convenor) read more...

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New Book: Political Theory: The State of the Discipline, ed. E. Sembou (Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Aug. 2013)

Political theory draws on a number of different disciplines, such as political science, philosophy, history and law. Its practitioners, depending on their background, bring different perspectives and approaches to the study of political thought, which range from historical to normative. Moreover, political often draws on the insights of, as well as engages in a dialogue with, social theory, ethics and the philosophy of law. In addition, it includes ‘the international’ (international political theory).

The aim of this volume is to explore the problems and challenges that political theory faces today. What is its significance as a distinctive branch of enquiry? What are its main concerns? The fact that political thought operates across disciplinary boundaries and often challenges those boundaries is one of its greatest strengths. read more...

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CF: Annual Conference of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the PSA – Programme

The annual conference of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the U.K. will be held at King’s College London (Room S-3.01 (3B01), Strand Building, Strand Campus) on Saturday, 26 October 2013. The theme this year shall be “Contemporary Political Theory, Analytical and Continental”.

The programme is as follows:

POLITICAL THOUGHT SPECIALIST GROUP

OF

THE POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF THE U.K.

Title: “Contemporary Political Theory, Analytical and Continental”

9:30 –10:00: Arrival / Registration

10:00 –10:05: Welcoming Talk by Dr. Evangelia Sembou (Convenor) read more...

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CF: Annual Conference of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the U.K.

The annual conference of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom will be held at King’s College London (Room S-3.01 (3B01), Strand Building, Strand Campus) on Saturday, 26 October 2013. The theme this year is “Contemporary Political Theory, Analytical and Continental”.

Speakers include:

Dr. Monica Mookherjee (Keele University, U.K.), Mr. Matej Cibik (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic), Dan Panet, Dr. Simon Sigley (Bilkent University, Turkey), Dr. Katerina Strani (The University of Edinburgh, U.K.), Dr. Matthew Jones (Canterbury Christ Church University, U.K.), Desiree Lim (King’s College London, U.K.) read more...

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