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Perry Zurn Assistant Professor Philosophy & Religion

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(202) 885-2964 (Office)
CAS - Philosophy and Religion
Battelle Tompkins - 112
Additional Positions at AU
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy
Affiliate Faculty, Honors Program
Faculty Fellow, Complex Problems
PhD, Philosophy, DePaul University MA, Philosophy, Miami University

Languages Spoken
Latin, French
Perry Zurn is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at American University. He researches in political philosophy, transgender theory, and applied ethics. Zurn is the author of Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2021) and the co-author of Curious Minds (MIT Press, under contract). He is also the co-editor of Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition (2016), Carceral Notebooks 12 (2017), Curiosity Studies: A New Ecology of Knowledge (2020), and Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group, 1970-1980 (2020). His work appears in the APA Newsletter on LGBT Issues in Philosophy, Carceral Notebooks, Hypatia, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, Modern and Contemporary France, philoSOPHIA, Radical Philosophy Review, and Zetesis.


Fall 2020

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: On Walking

  • HNRS-395 Theories of Inquiry