M. Eraldo Souza Dos Santos


UFR 10 : Philosophie
ED Philosophie : École doctorale de philosophie
ISJPS : Institut des sciences juridique et philosophique de la Sorbonne (UMR 8103)

À propos de moi

I am a philosopher and historian of political thought. My current research interests include the history of political concepts, the politics of social movements, and Black internationalism (South and Southeast Asia).
In my dissertation, I offer the first conceptual history of civil disobedience by focusing on the historical process by which it has become a key political concept in the United States. This project has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Académie française, the Maison française d'Oxford, the Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche der Klassik Stiftung Weimar, and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, among others.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Panthéon-Sorbonne University and a Visiting Fellow at LMU Munich. I have received my B.A. in Philosophy from the University of São Paulo and my M.A. in French and German Philosophy from the Charles University in Prague, the University of Wuppertal, and the University of Bonn as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. 
I have taught survey courses and seminars at Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sciences Po Paris, the Charles University in Prague, and the University of Potsdam.


Thèmes de recherche



Works in Progress


AY 2021/2022

Philosophical Methods I and III
Foreign Texts II: Authority and Resistance (Knox, Hobbes, Locke, and Berkeley)

Previously Taught Courses

What Is Violence?
Philosophical Methods (writing intensive)
Twentieth-Century Social Thought
Michael Walzer, Obligations: Essays on Disobedience, War, and Citizenship
Colored Solidarity: African American Encounters with Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean
I have also been a Teaching Assistant for Annabelle Lever, Sergei Guriev, Tawanda Mutasah, Anthony Dworkin, and Nicole Klein.


Special Issues 
1. "Civil Disobedience" (in Portuguese). Special Issue of Dissonância 3 (1), 2019. Edited with Felipe Gonçalves Silva and Ricardo Crissiuma.
Book Reviews
2. The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era, by Christopher W. Schmidt (2018), LSE Review of Books, 3 September 2018; United States Politics and Policy, 9 September 2018.
1. In the Heat of the Summer: The New York Riots of 1964 and The War on Crime, by Michael W. Flamm (2017), LSE Review of Books, 13 April 2017;The News Lens International5 June 2017.
Public Writing and Interviews
2. "'I think we can learn a lot from Black thinkers:' An interview with Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal," New Bloom Magazine, forthcoming.
1. "Pots, Pans, and the Ends of Civil Disobedience," Cultures of Vigilance, 15 July 2021 (သံပုံးတီးခြင်းနဲ့ လူထုအုံကြွမှု, Burmese translation by Nu Nu Lusan).