Yves Winter

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Yves Winter is an assistant professor of political science. His research and teaching interests include early modern and modern European political theory, contemporary political, social, and critical theory (including feminist and postcolonial theory), Continental philosophy, and rhetorical theory. He writes on theories of violence and conflict and on the ways in which violence has been conceptualized in modern European political thought and contemporary political discourse. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript on violence in the political thinking of Niccolí² Machiavelli.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley, 2009.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Early Modern and Modern Political Theory
  • Theories of Violence,
  • Critical Theory
  • Rhetorical Theory
Courses Taught
  • Renaissance, Reformation, and Revolution: Early Modern Political Thought
  • Topics in Political Theory: Violence and the State
  • The Asymmetric War Discourse and Its Moral Economies: A Critique: Winter, Yves, International Theory, 3 (3) 488-514, 2011. Link
  • Conquest: Winter, Yves, Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon, 1 , 2011. Link
  • San Quentin 94974“”The Everyday Prison: Winter, Yves, Carceral Notebooks, 5 101-114, 2010. Link
  • Gouvernementalití¤t und Sicherheit. Zeitdiagnostische Beitrí¤ge im Anschluss an Foucault. (Governmentality and Security: Foucauldian Contributions to the Diagnosis of the Present) . Winter, Yves, Patricia Purtschert, Katrin Meyer, Transcript Press, Co-Editor, 2008. Link
  • Critical Theory, the War on Terror and the Limits of Civilization: Winter, Yves, Political Theory, 35 (2) 207-214, 2007. Link
  • Securitarismus in den USA: Zur Gouvernementalití¤t der Sicherheit: Winter, Yves, Katherine Lemons, Patricia Purtschert, Widerspruch, 46 99-108, 2004.
  • Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship, 2011–2012
  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009–2010
  • Michael Sprinker Prize, 2009
  • Janggen-Pí¶hn Stiftung Research Grant, 2007
  • Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universití¤t Berlin, 2006–2007