Tocqueville 21 is very happy to announce some new additions to our team. Thanks to generous support from the College at the University of Chicago, we have three excellent undergraduate interns assisting with the production of this blog. They’ll be helping us run the ins and outs of everything that happens on the site over the coming months, and each will also contribute original writing. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming them to Tocqueville 21.
Felix Chaoulideer is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, studying philosophy and Germanic studies. His philosophical and political interests are primarily in nineteenth- and twentieth-century continental philosophy (especially Marx, Heidegger, Arendt, and Foucault). He is an associate editor of the University of Chicago Philosophy Review.
Mariam Elmalh is a a fourth-year at the University of Chicago, majoring in political science and Fundamentals: Issues and Texts. Her undergraduate thesis centered around satire as a form of political resistance, specifically discussing Bassem Yousef’s El-Bernameg. Mariam is Coptic and is interested in further pursuing the intellectual history of the Middle East in graduate school.
Matthew Jackson is a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in cinema and media studies and French at the University of Chicago. He is especially interested in the ways in which cultural myths are created, maintained, and propagated through mass media. He is currently writing his thesis on the role of children and childhood in American horror films.