Sid Simpson is a Ph.D. candidate in political theory and international relations at the University of Notre Dame. His work primarily engages late modern and contemporary political thought, continental philosophy and critical theory. His research interests include critiques of socialization, post-foundationalism, theories of subjectivity, and cultural critique, as well as the thought of Nietzsche, Rousseau, Foucault, and the Frankfurt School. Sid graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston’s Honors College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science. In his time at Notre Dame, he has presented original research internationally, served as president of the Political Science Graduate Organization, and in 2016 received the “Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award” from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. His article, “The Gaya Scienza and the Aesthetic Ethos: Marcuse’s Appropriation of Nietzsche in An Essay on Liberation” appears in the September 2017 issue of Constellations.