UCSB Political Theorist earns First Prize from Hobbes Studies

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Caleb Miller, graduate student and political theorist, has been awarded first prize in the 2017 Hobbes Studies Essay Competition for his article, “‘A State of Lesser Hope’: The Servant in Hobbes’s Natural Commonwealth.” The essay is currently forthcoming in Hobbes Studies, an international, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes research (articles, book symposia, research notes and book reviews) about philosophical, political historical, literary, religious, and scientific aspects of Thomas Hobbes’s thought. 

Miller is also an award-winning teacher and acts as the Lead TA for his department.  His research primarily focuses on democratic theory--in particular, the contemporary obstacles to democratic practice and the consequences of those obstacles for our self-conception as citizens. 

Congratulations, Caleb!