Andreas Kalyvas

Andreas Kalyvas is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at The New School for Social Research and the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. He received his PhD and MA in Political Science at Columbia University and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, Greece. Before joining the New School, he taught at Columbia University and the University of Michigan. He has been a visiting research professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and has also taught in Germany, Poland, and South Africa.  

Professor Kalyvas’s work focuses on contemporary democratic theory and the history of political thought from ancient Greek and Roman to continental political theory.  His research interests are situated in the intersection of politics, history, and jurisprudence with a strong emphasis on the relationship between democratic sovereignty and constituent power; the philosophy of the state; resistance, sedition, and revolutionary breaks; the norm and the exception; dictatorship and emergency rule; citizenship, cosmopolitanism, and irregular migration.

He is the author of Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinary: Weber, Schmitt, and Arendt (Cambridge University Press 2008) and the co-author of Liberal Beginnings: Making a Republic for the Moderns (Cambridge University Press 2008). He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled, Legalizing Tyranny: Republicanism, Dictatorship, and the Enemy Within.