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Born and raised in Turkey, Dilek Huseyinzadegan is a first-generation college graduate who earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and doctorate in Philosophy from DePaul University. Huseyinzadegan currently works as an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Faculty of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. Herinterdisciplinary writing and teaching focus on questions of politics, culture, gender, and race from a historical perspective. She has expertise on the 18th Century Enlightenment thought in the Atlantic (especially Kant) as well as on contemporary social and political theory in the U.S.A. and Turkey. Her recent publications include Kant’s Nonideal Theory of Politics. Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 2019. Since 2020, she has turned to creative fiction and nonfiction, and is currently writing a play and an essay collection on political freedom.

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