Nikolay Steffens


Nikolay Steffens is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul 

His research and teaching interests include democratic theory, theories of justice, political representation, the history of political thought, the philosophy of social sciences (particularly political science and economics). Currently, he conducts research in 1) Rousseau’s political philosophy and 2) democracy and populism.


  • BA Philosophy, UFRGS (2005)

  • BA Political Science, ULBRA (2006)

  • MA Philosophy, UFRGS (2011)

  • PhD Political Philosophy,UFRGS (2017)

Areas of Interest:

  • Democratic Theory

  • Theories of Justice

  • History of Political Thought