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Farah Godrej

Associate Professor

2213 Watkins Hall
(951) 827-4693
e-mail: farah.godrej@ucr.edu

Farah Godrej is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. Her areas of research and teaching include Indian political thought, Gandhi's political thought, cosmopolitanism, globalization, comparative political theory, and environmental political thought. Her research appears in journals such as Political Theory, The Review of Politics, and Polity, and she is the author of Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). Her new work explores the intersection between politics and materiality, focusing on the role of the body in ancient and contemporary Indian traditions of thought. She was the recipient of the 2013-14 UC President's Research Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities.

Selected Publications:

“Neoliberalism, Militarization and the ‘Price’ of Dissent: Policing Protest at the University of California,” Forthcoming in The Imperial University: Race, War and the Nation-State (University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

“Ascetics, Warriors and a Gandhian Ecological Citizenship,” Political Theory 40 (4), 2012, 437-465.

“Spaces for Counter-Narratives: The Phenomenology of Reclamation,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 32 (3), 2011, 111-133.

“Gandhi’s Civic Ahimsa: A Standard for Public Justification in Multicultural Democracies,” International Journal of Gandhi Studies, 1 (2011), 75-106.

“Towards a Cosmopolitan Political Thought: The Hermeneutics of Interpreting the Other,” Polity, 41 (2), 2009, 135-165.

“Response to ‘What is Comparative Political Theory?’ ” Review of Politics, 71 (2009), 567–582.

“Nonviolence and Gandhi’s Truth: A Method for Moral and Political Arbitration,” Review of Politics 68 (2), 2006, 287-317.


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