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Professor of Politics, UNSW Sydney

Miguel Vatter is Professor of Political Science in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, and has held academic positions in political science and philosophy departments in North America and Chile, as well as a visiting professorships in Germany and China. He works in the areas of political theory and contemporary philosophy.

His current areas of research and publication are Machiavelli, Kant, republicanism, biopolitics, and political theology. Among his past research projects are "Rawls and Republicanism" and "Political Representation and Political Theology". He is co-founder and director of a biopolitics research network,

Miguel Vatter's teaching areas are: social, political and moral philosophy; history of political thought (ancient, medieval, modern); legal theory; democratic theory; modern and contemporary continental philosophy; literary theory.


  • –present
    Professor of Politics , UNSW Australia


  • 2000 
    New School for Social Research, Ph.D.