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I'm an atheist studying at Cambridge (UK). I initially studied Theological and Religious Studies, focusing on sociology of religion but also doing papers on various other things like Old Testament history, before switching to politics and IR. I have a good knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and of the OT in general.
I currently specialise in intellectual history (which is a pretentious way of saying 'history of political and cultural ideas').
I am not politically affiliated beyond subscribing to a vague radical anti-liberalism which puts me on the far left of most debates, though I don't consider myself Marxist, communist, or socialist. My favourite philosophers are Foucault and Nietzsche, and I also agree with many of the insights of Deleuze, Said, the Neo-Gramscians, the Cambridge School of historicism, and the Frankfurt School (though not Habermas). I don't support any of these uncritically.