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Peg Birmingham

  • Professor, Editor of Philosophy Today
  • ​PhD
  • Philosophy
  • Faculty
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PhD, Duquesne University

Peg was educated at Duquesne University. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of Continental philosophy, political theory, and feminist theory. She is particularly interested in modern and contemporary political thought, emphasizing the texts of Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Arendt, Heidegger, Ranciere, Agamben, and Foucault. She has published in journals such as Research In Phenomenology, Hypatia, The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Law, Culture, and the Humanities, and New Centurion Review on topics that include radical evil, human rights, violence, deception, and the temporality of the political.

She is the author of Hannah Arendt and Human Rights (Indiana University Press, 2006). She is the co-editor (with Anna Yeatman) of Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights (Bloomsbury, 2014), and co-editor (with Philippe van Haute) of Dissensus Communis: Between Ethics and Politics (Koros 1995). She is currently completing a manuscript titled Deception, Violence, and Law: Renewing the Political.

Peg is also the editor of Philosophy Today and co-editor (with Dimitris Vardoulakis) of the book series, Incitements, Edinburgh University Press.

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