Stephanie Almeida Nevin

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Postdoctoral Associate

Stephanie Almeida Nevin is a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in the Humanities Program at Yale University. Her research and teaching interests are in the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, democratic theory, American political thought, politics and literature, and the philosophy of education.

In her book manuscript, Beyond Becoming: Politics, Education, and the Search for Truth,  Almeida Nevin argues that a true civic education is only found in lifelong association with others. Revealing how social, political, and economic justifications for education often rely on a limited vision of education as subject formation, she challenges the assumption that persons are entities to be made in the classroom. Her project explores how education has long been romanticized by political thinkers for its supposed power to shape ideal selves and societies.

In 2016, Stephanie co-founded the Citizens Thinkers Writers program for students in the New Haven public schools. Prior to her graduate study at Yale, she earned a B.A. in politics and English from Pomona College and was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.