Niklas is a PhD student in political theory at the University of Chicago and Sciences Po Paris. Since 2020, he has also been affiliated with the Centre Marc Bloch, a Franco-German research center in Berlin. Niklas works on contemporary political theory and the history of political thought, with a focus on theories of radical democracy and the global legacies of revolutionary republicanism. His dissertation aims to recover the institutional imagination of “plebeian internationalists” in France, Germany, the U.S., and Brazil (ca. 1848-1888). Niklas’ article “Decolonizing the ‘Universal Republic’: The Paris Commune and French Empire” appeared in Nineteenth-Century French Studies.