I am currently a Lecturer in Practical Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Maastricht University. Presently, I coordinate and lecture in political philosophy at the University College Maastricht and critical theory in the Masters Media Culture at the University of Maastricht.
Previously to this appointment I was a Max Weber Fellow in the Department of Social and Political Science at the European University Institute (2013-14) where I worked with Rainer Baubock and prior to that I was a Max Weber Fellow in the Department of History and Civilization (2012-13) where I worked with Dirk Moses. At the EUI I taught Ph.D. seminars in the history of ideas and in contemporary political philosophy.
I have a Ph.D. (2013) in politics from the New School for Social Research, New York. I majored in political theory (high honours) and minored in comparative politics. My studies were carried out under the supervision of professors Nancy Fraser, Andreas Kalyvas, and Banu Bargu. I also hold a M.A. and a M.Phil. from the New School (Politics) as well as a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh (Nationalism Studies).
My Ph.D. thesis was on the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes with a focus on language, epistemology, rhetoric, and the spectacular practice of sovereign power. The thesis was awarded the 2013 New School for Social Research Commencement Award "in recognition of Ph.D. research that is of the highest quality and the excellence of the dissertation".
I work on both the history of political thought and contemporary political theory.
In the history of political thought my main focus in on the philosophy of Hobbes. I have written on questions of obligation, and I am currently preparing a series of articles and a manuscript on the various other aspects of Hobbes's thought.
My other project is a series articles on neorepublicanism focusing on questions of applied ethics, such as surveillance, migration, sanctuary, statelessness, privacy and urban politics. I am interested in how normative neorepublican ideas could be recalibrated to address forms of power that have few analogues in the republican tradition.
Dr. J. Matthew Hoye
Maastricht University, Department of Philosophy
Grote Gracht 90-92
6211 SZ Maastricht