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Benjamin Nolan

Professional Title: 

Graduate Student


Machmer W-34E


Office Hours: 

Fall 2018: Thursdays 2:30-5pm


B.A. McGill University; M.A. University of Chicago


I am a PhD student focusing on historical and contemporary political theory. 

My research focuses on the politics underlying transformations in international and activist human rights discourses in the period stretching from the post-WWII moment, through to the present. 

In addition to my work in the department, I am also an Amherst Program in Critical Theory fellow, and a fellow in the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute's 2018 Seminar, and a graduate fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Center

I speak French and am trying my best to learn Arabic.


  • Political Science