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Vincent has previously completed a BA in Politics and International Relations (2010–13) and MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History (2013–14) at Cambridge.

Research details

Vincent's research is centered on the development of the concept of catastrope in European political thought from the late nineteenth to the mid twentieth centuries, focusing in particular on the work of Georges Sorel, F. T. Marinetti, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor Adorno, with a view to contributing to a contemporary political theory of catastrophe. His primary interest is in modernism and radicalism in continental political philosophy.

Vincent has also written on subjects in modern East Asian politics, including developmentalist political thought in South Korea and the democratisation movement in Hong Kong, and he is currently exploring radical political thought in early twentieth-century Japan.

Other academic interests

Radical political thought
Critical theory
Continental political philosophy
Modern intellectual history
Concepts of fascism and totalitarianism
Politics and history of modern East Asia

Department: Politics and International Studies
Supervisor: Dr Duncan Kelly
College: Trinity
AHRC Subject Area: History
Title of Thesis: Time and catastrophe in continental political thought, 1898–1969
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