MemberSandra Field

…olitical Theory, DOI: 10.1057/s41296-019-00309-z.

Field, S. L. (2018). Review of Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics, by Arash Abizadeh. European Hobbes Society Online Colloquium,

Popular Press

2016. ‘What’s in a name? How a democracy becomes an aristocracy‘, Democracy Futures series, The Conversation, 7 October 2016.

2015. ‘Contentious politics: Hobbes, Machiavelli, and corporate power‘, Democracy Futures series, The Conversation, 20 November 2015.

2015. ‘The will of the people: multitude or mob?‘, The Philosopher’s Zone, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National, 14 June 2015.


Dr Sandra Leonie Field is a political philosopher working at Yale-NUS College, Singapore. Her research investigates conceptions of political power and their implications for democratic theory. She approaches these themes through engagement with texts in the history of philosophy, especially Hobbes and Spinoza. More broadly, she teaches and is interested in political thought, theory, and philosophy, both historical and contemporary; moral philosophy, both Western and non-Western; and social theory.

MemberJennifer Mae Hamilton

Jennifer Mae Hamilton is a lecturer in literary studies at the University of New England, Armidale. From 2016 to early 2018 she was a postdoctoral researcher funded by The Seed Box at Linköping University in Sweden and housed in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University in Australia. Her project is called Weathering the City. Her first book is This Contentious Storm: An Ecocritical and Performance History of King Lear (2017). Prior to that she was adjunct tutor in environmental humanities at the University of New South Wales.   Together with Astrida Neimanis, she initiated the COMPOSTING Feminisms and Environmental Humanities Reading and Research Group at the University of Sydney in 2015 and co-convened Hacking the Anthropocene in 2017 and 2018.    

MemberDuncan McDuie-Ra

Professor Development Studies UNSW. Recent books Borderland City in New India: frontier to gateway (2016: Amsterdam University Press),  Debating Race in Contemporary India (2015: Palgrave/Springer), Northeast Migrants in Delhi: race, refuge, and retail (2012, Amsterdam University Press). Associate Editor South Asia: journal of South Asian studies (Taylor and Francis), Editorial Board Asian Borderlands Book Series (Amsterdam University Press), editor in Chief ASAA South Asia Book Series (Routledge), committee Asian Borderlands Research Network.

MemberCarmen Celestini

My research is predominately in the field religion and social theory, specifically in the field of improvisational conspiracy, the overlapping belief systems of apocalyptic Christian thought and conspiracy theories, and the impact of these beliefs on the American political system. In my doctoral work, my focus has been on the John Birch Society of the 1950s and 1960s and how their form of improvisational conspiracism is linked to contemporary right-wing mobilization. I also have an interest in religion and pop culture, specifically within subversive or marginalized religious movements.