Gabriel Mares

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Politics

Gabriel Mares is a Postdoctoral Research Associate based in the Department of Politics, working on comparative political theory, ethics in war, race, and the uses of history in political theory. Drawing on the work of African intellectuals and diplomats, his book project focuses on sovereignty and human dignity after the nation-state. He has published on civilian immunity in just war theory and international humanitarian law in International Theory, and is currently revising article manuscripts i) critiquing the "new realism" in critical and postcolonial theory, ii) using the history of segregated swimming in America to challenge theoretical distinctions between "political" and "social" realms, and iii) using speech act theory to analyze canon formation. Mares earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.