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Bonnie Honig

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Affiliated Research Professor

Joint appointment

Nancy Duke Lewis Professor, Modern Culture and Media (MCM) and Political Science Brown University


Ph.D., Political Science, John Hopkins University


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 Religious Studies and Theater and Performance Studies, by courtesy) at Brown University. Honig is author of Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Cornell, 1993, Scripps Prize for best first book), Democracy and…

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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.


"Mueller, They Wrote"
Politics/Letters Live
"12 Angry Men: Care for the Agon and the Varieties of Masculine Experience"
Theory & Event
He Said, He Said: The Feminization of James Comey
Boston Review

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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,
  • Member, Editorial Board, Ethics & Global Politics

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