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    Associate Professor Samera Esmeir

Samera Esmeir is an Associate Professor at the Department of Rhetoric at Berkeley, University of California. Her research, and research interests, inhabit the fields of legal histories, colonialism and post-colonialism, legal and political thought, Middle Eastern Studies, and critical theory. Her first book, Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History (2012, Stanford University Press) is an influential historical and theoretical study of how colonial juridical powers have reconfigured the concept of the human during the late-modern colonial era by bonding the human to the law. Her current book project, titled The Struggle that Remains: Between the World and the International, tracks the modern entry of the word international into the English language, and theorises its emergence as a contending signifier of the world, as well as its reconfiguration of horizons of struggle.


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