Taylor Kenzie Borowetz

Key information

Department of Politics and International Studies PhD Researcher
BA (University of Saskatchewan) MA (University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies) MSc (KU Leuven) PhD (SOAS)
Email address
Thesis title
Contemporary Abolitionism and the Haitian Revolution: Recursive Histories of Liberation
Internal Supervisors
Dr Felix Berenskötter


Taylor Borowetz is a doctoral researcher and GTA in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS. She’s animated by the possibility of revolutionary theorizing to contribute to the way we imagine liberation and collective futures, and she’s interested in postcolonialism, concept analysis, critical theory, and poststructuralist philosophy, broadly defined. She applies concept and discourse analysis methodologies to the concept of emancipation, specifically analysing the way that emancipations are transformed and mobilized through anticolonial struggle. Currently, she’s reading through the context of the Haitian Revolution.

Taylor attempts to engage with her teaching as praxis and works to emphasize a pedagogy based on inclusivity and justice, and she takes this responsibility very seriously. She believes that trust and care are prerequisites for academic excellence, and she believes that we succeed when we are seen.

Taylor is especially open to opportunities for collaboration and outreach. Send her an email or find her on Twitter @TaylorBorowetz

Research interests

  • Emancipation
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Political Philosophy
  • Queer Theory
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Marxism

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