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Jean Louise Cohen, Ph.D.

Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Contemporary Civilization in the Core Curriculum

(212) 854-6491

729 International Affairs Building

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Jean Cohen (Ph.D., The New School for Social Research, 1979) is the Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Political Thought. She specializes in contemporary political and legal theory, continental political thought, contemporary civilization, critical theory, and international political theory. She works on civil society, sovereignty, human rights, gender, and the law. She is the author of numerous books and articles including Class and Civil Society: The Limits of Marxian Critical Theory (University of Massachusetts Press: 1982); Civil Society and Political Theory (co-authored with Andrew Arato) (MIT Press 1992); Regulating Intimacy: a New Legal Paradigm (Princeton University Press: 2002); and Globalization and Sovereignty: Rethinking Legitimacy and Legality (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2012). She has published over 50 articles in journals such as Constellations, Ethics and International Affairs, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Social Research, Political Theory, Telos, Thesis 11, and in numerous law reviews in addition to chapters in edited books. Her work is translated into many languages including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Swedish.


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