Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and was Director of its Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics from 2002 to 2008. She was also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ernst Bloch prize for her contributions to cultural dialogue in a global civilization. She has a B.A. from Brandeis University and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Professor Benhabib is well-known  for combining critical theory with feminist theory. She is considered a liberal democratic theorist who believes that cultures are formed through dialogues with other cultures and are not pure. She also believes in porous borders and has a cosmopolitan view on citizenship and migration, drawing from the position of Kant.

Representative Publications

“International Law and Human Plurality in the Shadow of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt and Raphael Lemkin” Constellations, vol. 1, No. 2 (2009), pp. 331-350

“On the Alleged Conflict between Democracy and International Law”
Ethics And International Affairs, Vol. 19,  No. 1 (2005), pp. 85-101

“Sexual Difference And Collective Identities: The New Global Constellation” 
Signs, Vol. 24, Number 2, Winter 1999, Pp. 336-363

 

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