PhD candidate in History, Yale University
Junior Visiting Fellow
(February – June 2016)
Michel Foucault’s Nietzsche: From the Discovery of Historicity to the Development of a Genealogy of Power
My PhD dissertation project, entitled:Michel Foucault’s Nietzsche: from the Discovery of Historicity to the Development of a Genealogy of Power, 1952-1984, seeks to untangle Foucault’s long-lasting fascination with the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. In 2014, I had the rare privilege to work with Foucault’s manuscripts from the 1950s, which were only made available for research around that time. Having discovered his earliest documented encounter with Nietzsche’s thought, course notes prepared by Foucault for a set of lectures he taught at the time, I set out to trace the impact of this encounter on Foucault’s later intellectual development.
Previous stays at the IWM:
July – December 2014, Junior Visiting Fellow,