Pinar Kemerli teaches political theory, comparative political thought, and Middle East politics at Bard College. She completed her PhD in the Department of Government at Cornell University, and holds a BA from Boğaziçi University in Turkey, and MA degrees from Goldsmiths College of the University of London and Cornell University. Kemerli previously taught at New York University, Brown University, University of South Florida, and Washington & Lee University. Her interdisciplinary research addresses theories and practices of resistance, decolonization, violence/nonviolence, and religion and politics, and she offers courses on these topics. She is currently completing a book manuscript on decolonization and antiwar politics in Turkey. Her articles and reviews have appeared, and is forthcoming, in a range of journals including International Journal of Middle East Studies, New Political Science, Theory & Event, Political Theory, Radical Philosophy and Political Theology.