Seyla Benhabib

Professor (Adjunct) of Law

(fall term)


Seyla Benhabib is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science & Philosophy at Yale University since 2001.

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Seyla Benhabib

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. (Philosophy), Yale University, 1977

B.A., Brandeis University, 1972

B.A., American College for Girls, 1970

Courses Taught


  • Rethinking Sovereignty: Human Rights, Globalization and Cosmopolitanism

Seyla Benhabib is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science & Philosophy at Yale University since 2001. She has held academic appointments at Tel-Aviv University, Harvard University, the New School for Social Research, Stony Brook University, and Boston University.  In Winter 2017, she was Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor of Gender Studies at Cambridge University.  Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages; she is the recipient of the Ernst Bloch; Leopold Lucas and Meister Eckhart Prizes and has received honorary degrees from the Utrecht, Valencia, Georgetown and Bogazici Universities. Her books include: The Rights of Others. Aliens, Citizens and Others (2004); Another Cosmopolitanism, with Jeremy Waldron, Bonnie Honig and Will Kymlicka, and ed. by Robert Post (2006); Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times (2011); Toward New Democratic Imaginaries. Istanbul Dialogues on Islam, Culture and Religion, ed. with Volker Kaul (2016); Exile, Statelessness, Migration. Political Thought and Jewish Lives (forthcoming, 2018).  She is currently at work on a project, The New Sovereigntism, which is critical of rejections of international law, confusion about migration and refugee rights and conflations of state and popular sovereignty.