Profile picture for user brian_charles

Brian Charles

Personal Statement

I am a PhD student focused on modern and contemporary political theory. I am particularly interested in populism, and the treatment of 'the people' as a category in political thought. I have overlapping interests in intellectual history and genealogy, and the work of Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault. More eclectically, I have interests in democratization, authoritarian durability, the sociology of emotions, and the politics of memory. 

I received my MA and BA from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to coming to Berkeley, I was a full-time Instructor at NUS, and have taught courses in political theory, global studies, comparative politics, and international relations. 

Primary Subfield
Political Theory & Philosophy