Efthimios Karayiannides is a Bye-Fellow in Politics and International Studies at Magdalene.
He holds a BCom (2015) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a BA Honours (2016) in Political Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He took his MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at Cambridge in 2017.
For his dissertation entitled “Louis Althusser and the Crisis of Marxism in 1970s France”, he was the co-recipient of the Quintin Skinner Prize for the best performance in the MPhil. His PhD research looks at how major trends in French political thought of the 1960s and 1970s emerged in response to mid-20th century transatlantic debates around philosophical anthropology (a branch of philosophical inquiry that asks the question “what is the human being?”) and philosophical reflections on the place of the human sciences in the modern world. Outside his interest in the history of French philosophy and political thought, Efthimios also has a keen interest in contemporary continental philosophy and contemporary South African politics.
History of 20th-century political thought, history and philosophy of social science, contemporary continental philosophy, contemporary South African politics.
BCom Politics, Philosophy and Economics (2015, University of the Witwatersrand)
BA Honours Political Studies (2016, University of the Witwatersrand)
MPhil Political Thought and Intellectual History (2018, University of Cambridge)
‘Aberrations of Affect: The critique of ontology and the specificity of the colonial elation in Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks’, Subjectivity (forthcoming, 2020)