Antonin Lacelle-Webster

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Antonin Lacelle-Webster

Postdoctoral Associate

Antonin Lacelle-Webster is a Postdoctoral Associate with the Democratic Innovations Program at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of British Columbia in 2023. His research focuses primarily on democratic theory, with a particular interest in democratic innovation, political agency, and the politics of hope and disappointment. He is also involved with Participedia as a member of the Democratic Representation research cluster and the Editorial Board.

His current book project focuses on uncertainty, temporality, and collective action in democratic politics and their interactions with hope. This project aims to distinguish a politics of hope embedded in open-ended, discursive, and collective political practices and spaces and attend to its implications for the structure and orientation of democratic systems. His research has been published in various books and journals, including the European Journal of Political Theory.

Area of study 
Political Behavior