Zachary Reyna is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University.
Before coming to Leiden, he was an assistant professor of political theory at the School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen (Russia). And before that he defended his PhD in Political Science (How Law Matters: Reconsidering the Natural Law Tradition in Light of the New Materialisms ) at Johns Hopkins University (USA).
Reyna’s current research is located at the intersection of utopian studies and communal studies where he is investigating the role and potential of intentional communities to contribute to social change and political activism. His current ERC project undertakes extended fieldwork in several contemporary intentional communities to better understand this phenomenon of “utopian intentionality” and its relevance and limits for contemporary politics and social activism.
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