Nathaniel Boyd

Nathaniel Boyd

Nathaniel Boyd received his PhD in politics and history from Brunel University London, focusing on the political thought of G.W.F. Hegel and the concept of the estates in his early writings. Specialising in the early modern and modern European history of political thought and conceptual history, he has publications in these fields, most recently in History of Political Thought and Hobbes Studies. Currently, he is working on a monograph on Hegel’s early political theory and its relationship to the German constitutional tradition for the ESHPT series History of European Political and Constitutional Thought.




2011 – 2015 PhD (philosophy) Department of Politics,

History and the Brunel Law School, Supervisor: Dr. Peter D. Thomas Dissertation title: Hegel’s Concept of the Estates Brunel University London UK

2007 – 2009 M.A. (research) Department of Cultural Analysis

Dissertation title: The Ethics of the Anti-Postmodern University of Amsterdam NL

2002 – 2006 B.A. (honours) Department of Cultural Studies

Trent University CA


2017 Intern

Flemish Parliament Brussels BE

2015 – 2016 Research Fellow

Research Centre for Classical German Philosophy / Hegel Archive, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum DE

2014 Research Fellow

Humboldt University / Archive of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin DE

2009 – 2011 Research Fellow

Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht NL


2019 ‘Hegel’s Hobbes: From the Historical Context of the

Constitution to Conscience and Consciousness’, History of Political Thought (forthcoming 2019)

‘The Reception of Hobbes in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Pufendorf, Thomasius, Hegel’, Hobbes Studies 32:1 (forthcoming Spring 2019)

‘Sittlichkeit and Modernity’, Hegel Jahrbuch (forthcoming April 2019)

2015 ‘Hegel’s Concept of the Estates’, Brunel University Research

Archive (BURA)

2012 The Autonomy of the Political: Concept, Theory, Form co-

edited and introduced with Dr. Michele Filippini, Jan van Eyck Academy publications, Maastricht NL

TRANSLATIONS (selection)

2017 Michael R. Krätke, ‘Marx and World History’, International

Review of Social History, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK

2016 Étienne Balibar and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, ‘An

Interview on Subalternity’, Cultural Studies 30, 5: 856–71


Dutch C2 English Native French Working knowledge German C1

The Thinker by Rodin