Assistant Professor of Political Studies
Primary Academic Program: Politics
Biography:Dr. Pınar Kemerli teaches political theory, comparative political thought, and Middle East politics at Bard College. She completed her PhD in the Department of Government at Cornell University, and holds a BA from Boğaziçi University in Turkey, and MA degrees from Goldsmiths College of the University of London and Cornell University. Professor Kemerli previously taught at New York University, Brown University, University of South Florida, and Washington & Lee University. Her interdisciplinary research addresses theories and practices of resistance, decolonization, violence/nonviolence, and religion and politics, and she offers courses on these topics. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Muslim Nonviolence in an Age of Islamism: War-resistance and Decolonization in Turkey. Her articles and reviews have appeared in a range of journals including International Journal of Middle East Studies, Theory & Event, Political Theory, and Radical Philosophy.