Political Science

Biography

Chun-Tak is a first-year graduate student in political theory. His research interests include abolitionism, political affects, and politics of language. Building on Wittgenstein’s remarks on rule-following and psychological utterances, he is especially interested in how political thinkers theorized against normative regularity and in the political affects underlying collective rule-unfollowing. The thinkers might include David Hume, Immanuel Kant, William James, W.E.B. Du Bois, Hu Shih, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, and Stanley Cavell. He received his B.A. with honors in political science from Amherst College in 2021 and spent the following year studying the German aesthetic tradition and contemporary political theater at Bard College Berlin.