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Sonu Bedi

Sonu S. BediSonu Bedi is the Joel Parker 1811 Professor in Law and Political Science and Associate Professor of Government and the Hans '80 and Kate Morris Director of the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College where he has been teaching since January 2007. He is the author of three books: Political Contingency (NYU Press: 2007) (co-editor), Rejecting Rights (Cambridge University Press: 2009), and Beyond Race, Sex, and Sexual Orientation:  Legal Equality without Identity (Cambridge University Press: 2013). He has published articles in the following peer reviewed journals: Political Theory, Journal of Politics, Journal of Political PhilosophyStudies in Law, Politics, and SocietyJournal of Moral Philosophy, Criminal Law and Philosophy, and Polity. He has published in the Boston University Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review Online, and the Cleveland State Law Review. He was a partner investigator in a three-year Australian Research Grant entitled "A Constructive Critique of the Political Approach to the Philosophy of Human Rights," a grant that seeks to study the many uses of human rights discourse in contemporary politics.  He was awarded the John M. Manley Huntington Award for newly tenured faculty in recognition of outstanding merit in 2013. He was also awarded the Jerome Goldstein Award for Distinguished Teaching (twice), chosen by a vote of the class of 2014 and the class of 2017.  His research interests are in the areas of contemporary political theory, constitutional law and theory, and race, law and identity. He holds a doctorate in political science from Yale and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He also worked as a litigation associate focusing on First Amendment law at Cahill, Gordon, and Reindel. He routinely teaches courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, legal theory, freedom of speech, and theories of justice.


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Last Updated: 7/23/18