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Perry Zurn

Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy and Religion

Perry Zurn is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at American University. He researches in the fields of political philosophy, gender theory, and applied ethics. Dr. Zurn is currently writing a monograph-length study of curiosity as a philosophical method. He is the co-editor of Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition (Palgrave, 2015), Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group, 1970-1980 (University of Minnesota Press, under contract), and a special issue of The Carceral Notebooks (forthcoming). His essays and translations have appeared in venues like the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, philoSOPHIA, Radical Philosophy Review, and Zetesis. He is a co-founder of The Prison and Theory Working Group. Dr. Zurn is also committed to diversity work. He served as the sophomore cohort Program Manager for the McNair Scholars Program at DePaul University from 2011-2015 and now serves on the American Philosophical Association’s Diversity Institute Advisory Panel. Dr. Zurn is on leave for academic year 2016-2017 on a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Curiosity at the University of Pennsylvania.


PhD, Philosophy, DePaul University MA, Philosophy, Miami University

CAS - Philosophy and Religion
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