Current Visiting Scholars

Ari Hallgrímur Finnsson

Ari Hallgrímur Finnsson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. He completed his MA in Social and Political Thought at York University in 2020. His research interests are in global and imperial intellectual history, including liberal political philosophy, law, biopolitics, political economy, and social and historical theory. His dissertation project focusses on the history of property-owning democracy and the larger historical entanglements between property, democracy, colonialism, and law in the French and British empires from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. His previous work has also examined the intersections of popular sovereignty, citizenship, memory politics, and crisis in historical and contemporary contexts.