About

Anna Jurkevics Department of Political Science Yale University email: anna.jurkevics at yale.edu

Anna Jurkevics
Yale University
anna.jurkevics[at]yale.edu

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University, degree expected May 2017. I specialize in modern European political thought, critical theory, and democratic theory.

In my research, I investigate the idea of territory in the history of political thought and contemporary political theory. My dissertation, Cosmopolitan Territories: Land, Jurisdiction, and International Law, challenges the paradigm of sovereign territoriality and suggests that territory and sovereignty can be decoupled. My aim is to revive territorial thinking for cosmopolitan theory through the development of a “non-exclusive model of territory.”

Some of this research, “Hannah Arendt Reads Carl Schmitt’s Nomos of the Earth,” has been accepted for publication at the European Journal of Political Theory. I have been funded by the Zeit-Stiftung’s Bucerius PhD Fellowship in Migration Studies, and prior to attending Yale, I received a B.A. in German Studies and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania (2008).

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