Alicia Steinmetz

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Cambridge University
Project Title: 
Images of Power: Hobbes and the Political Limits of Truth

Alicia is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Yale University, where she specializes in political theory, comparative politics, and historical and archival methods. Prior to her doctoral studies, she served as a Fulbright Fellow in Nitra, Slovakia and earned her B.A. in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her dissertation research explores the role of imagination in early modern political thought in constructing various modern conceptions of autonomy. Her current project seeks to understand the production and reception of political images during the English Civil War in order to inform an interpretation of Thomas Hobbes’s historical and rhetorical method based in the possibilities and limits offered by the human imagination.