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Stéphanie Martens

Stéphanie Martens

Chairperson | Assistant Professor

Adjunct Professor
Department of Political Science
Arts

Biography

For general information and news items on the department of political science and courses offered, you can consult the following page: lulpolisci.wordpress.com.


I specialize in political theory and the history of political thought. 
I grew up and completed my undergraduate studies in France, at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Rennes before moving to Canada. I have also studied at the University of Queensland, Australia. I hold a M.A. degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta, completed in 2012.  Prior to my appointment with Laurentian University, I was working as a full-time replacement professor at the University of Ottawa.

I am bilingual French-English (French is my mother tongue) and I am currently working on improving my German and brushing up on my (limited) ancient languages skills (Latin and ancient Greek).

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Alberta (2012)
  • M.A. University of Saskatchewan (2003)
  • Diplôme de l'Institut d'Études Politiques de Rennes (2001)

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Accredited for supervision in the HUMA program.

On The Web

https://laurentian.academia.edu/StephanieMartens

https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137519986

https://books.google.ca/books?id=BIlFDAAAQBAJ​

Research

areas of specialization:

→ Contemporary critical theory, Nietzsche, and Foucault.
→ History of political thought: early modern, social contract theories, colonialism and post-colonial studies, Indigenous rights and politics in settler states.
→ Epistemology and interpretation in history of ideas: genealogical and contextual (Cambridge School) approaches and their critiques.

Awards

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Teaching

For general information and news items on the department of political science and courses offered, you can consult the following page: lulpolisci.wordpress.com.


Currently (Winter 21):

POLI 2526, Approaches to Justice - remote delivery

POLI-SOCI 2357, Idées politiques et sociales, XIX-aujourd'hui - à distance

Past classes:


POLI 1006, Politique et Sociétés

POLI 3766, Canadian Political Ideas (W2019)

POLI 3466, Film and Politics

HUMA 5477, Text and Time: Foucauldian Approaches

POLI-SOCI 4466, Marxist Political Theory

POLI 4417, Democracy and Political Theory

POLI-SOCI 3437, The Colonizer and the Colonized

POLI 3056, Epistemological Issues in Political Science

Publications

Recent book review:

https://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviews/18703_a-left-that-dares-to-speak-its-name-untimely-interventions-by-slavoj-zizek-reviewed-by-stephanie-martens/


Forthcoming:

"Politics of Discomfort: Nietzsche and Foucault against the Pursuit of Happiness"
to be published in Nietzsche's Perspectives on the Political.

2016. The Americas in Early Modern Political Theory: States of Nature and Aboriginality. (London, UK : Palgrave Macmillan)

2015. « Foucault et Skinner : une autre histoire du libéralisme. » dans Foucault Post-Mortem en Europe. Ed. Hintermeyer, P. (Strasbourg : Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg)

2013. « État de nature et la figure du “noble sauvage” chez Rousseau » dans Des apories de l'universalisme aux promesses de l'universel. Ed. Ali-Khodja, M. Collection Mercure du Nord. (Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval)

2012. « Le concept de biopolitique chez Foucault: entre souveraineté et gouvernementalité » publié dans La Biopolitique outre-atlantique après Foucault. Eds. Kiéfer, A. et David Risse. Collection Esthétiques - Culture et Politique. (Paris : L’Harmattan)