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An Interview with Peg Birmingham

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Peg Birmingham is professor of philosophy at DePaul University, Chicago, and affiliated research professor at University of Western Sydney. She is one of the leading Hannah Arendt scholars in the US today, critically engaging Arendt’s thought on questions of human rights, radical evil, law, violence, political deception, and the temporality of the political. In addition to Arendt, Dr. Birmingham also works on modern and contemporary political thought, focusing on the work of Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, Giorgio Agamben, and Michel Foucault. She is the author of Hannah Arendt and Human Rights (Indiana University Press, 2006), co-editor (with Anna Yeatman) of Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights (Bloomsbury, 2014), and co-editor (with Philippe van Haute) of Dissensus Communis: Between Ethics and Politics (Koros, 1995). She is also the editor of Philosophy Today and co-editor (with Dimitris Vardoulakis) of the book series Incitements at Edinburgh University Press. She is currently completing the manuscript for her next book, Hannah Arendt and Political Glory: Political Immortality in an Age of Superfluousness.

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