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Bonnie Honig

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Affiliated Research Professor

Joint appointment

Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science (and Dept. of Religion, by courtesy), Brown University

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University M.Sc., London School of Economics

Curriculum vitae

Bio

Professor Honig is an Affiliated Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation and the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science (and Dept. of Religion, by…

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Research focus

Normative political theory, contemporary democratic theory with particular attention to the area of law and politics. Research addresses how constitutions, legal norms, the centrality of rights, and cultural politics operate to help or hinder spontaneous and organized collective actions in democracies.

Projects

Antigone, Interrupted (in development)
Latest finding: Dec 22, 2009
This project is in development. It will be a book about the ways in which Antigone, the heroine of Sophocles' famous 5th centruy play and a nearly universal figure of civil disobedience admired…

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Publications

“Antigone”
The Encyclopedia of Political Thought
Cover of Antigone, Interrupted Antigone, Interrupted
Cambridge University Press
Juncture interview: Bonnie Honig
Juncture

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Presentations

“Resilience,” Political Concepts at Brown: A Critical Lexicon in the Making
Nov 2013
“Public Things,” The Sydney Lectures, State Library of New south Wales
Apr 2013
Feminist Theory and the Turn to Antigone
Jan 2013

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Professional Service & Recognition

  • Member, Advisory Board, philoSOPHIA
  • Member, Advisory Board, Tulane Center for Ethics
  • Co-convenor, American Political Science Association Convention, 2011.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Political Ideologies, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, 2008-09
  • David Easton Prize, American Political Science Association
  • Okin-Young Award, American Political Science Association
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Citizenship Studies, 2010-2012
  • Invited Member, Future Citizenship Network, http://www.futurecitizenship.com
  • Member, Editorial Board, Ethics & Global Politics