Jacob Maze

Lecturer, School Coordinator International Relations & Diplomacy

Letenská 5, 118 00, Prague 1


Jacob Maze received his Ph.D. in political science from Charles University in Prague, his M.A. in philosophy from Middle East Technical University, and his B.A. in English and philosophy from Indiana University. His current research focuses on political identity and violence, particularly violence stemming from nationalism. It also deals with the theories and methods of Michel Foucault, the late Ottoman Empire, the emergence of political thought, and identity politics. His background also deals heavily with poststructural/postmodern thought and its applicable usage in current political theory and case studies.


Michel Foucault, Political Philosophy, Identity Politics, Late Ottoman Politics, poststructuralism/postmodernism, Memory Politics, Democratization.


  • Maze, Jacob. 2021. “Performative Memory: Judith Butler and Remembering Turkey’s 2016 Coup.” Culture Unbound 13, no. 2:  63-86.
  • Maze, Jacob. 2020. “Normality Versus Normalisation: Reassembling Actor-Network Theory through Butler and Foucault.” Submitted to Culture, Theory and Critique 61, no. 4: 389-403
  • Maze, Jacob. 2018. “Towards an Analytic of Violence: Foucault, Arendt & Power.” Foucault Studies 25: 120-145.
  • Maze, Jacob. 2018. “Public and Private Lives: Judith Butler’s Grief and the Loss of Black Self.” Gender Studies 17, no. 1: 45-56.
  • Ayan-Musil, Pelin and Jacob Maze. 2021. “Pro-Rebel Party Behaviour during Civil Wars: The Case of Pro-Kurdish Parties in Turkey.” Civil Wars 23, no. 1: 25-56.