Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

Pinar Kemerli

Ph.D. in the Department of Government at Cornell University

Prof. 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. Her interdisciplinary research addresses theories and practices of resistance, decolonization, violence/nonviolence, and religion and politics, and she offers courses on these topics. Prof. Kemerli is currently completing a book manuscript on war-resistance and conscientious objection in Turkey, and her articles and reviews have appeared in a range of journals including International Journal of Middle East Studies, Theory & Event, Political Theory, New Political Science and Radical Philosophy.