Graduate Students

William Stahl

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Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, UCLA, 2014

B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, University of Chicago, 2009

Fields of Study

Political Theory, Race, Ethnicity and Politics (REP)


My current research concerns the intersection of biography, history, and politics in the formation of individual subjectivities.

Grants and Awards

2012, Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA

2010-2011 First Year Fellowship, UCLA


"Life, Literarity, and Equality for All: Biography as Democracy in Jacques Rancière," APSA 2017 Conference

"'One Hesitates to Call Them Living': What Remains of the Human in Giorgio Agamben," APSA 2016 Conference

"The Miracle of Life: Hannah Arendt and the "Story-Form" of Human Being," WPSA 2015 Conference

"When Worlds Collide: Politics in and between Jacques Rancière and Hannah Arendt," MPSA 2012 Conference


Stahl, William. "To err is human: Biography vs. biopolitics in Michel Foucault." Contemporary Political Theory: 1-21.