News and Updates

MAY 2023: I completed a remembrance essay on Charles W. Mills’ work in political thought, entitled, “A Story of Grief as/and/or Gratitude: Charles Mills’s Black Radical Kantianism,” forthcoming in Radical Philosophy Review: Remembering Charles Mills, volume 2. Early open access here.

APRIL 2023: I presented as a translator at “Feminisms, Translations, Solidarities: A Conversation with the translators and editors of The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics” – the kick-off event of Agitate! Feminist Knowledge Production event series at the University of Minnesota back in February 2023. This book is a newly translated collection of prison writings by more than twenty Kurdish women politicians, where the contributors offer significant analyses of the radical feminist principles and practices through which they transformed the political structures and state offices in which they operatedRecording of the event can be found here.

MARCH 2023: I presented a paper entitled: “Geography as Destiny in Kant” at the online annual conference of Turkey Kant Society.

JANUARY 2023: “Complicity, Accountability, and Refusal: Kant and Feminist Political Theory, Redux,” (co-authored with Dr. Jordan Pascoe) is now out! Check it out here.

NOVEMBER 2022: I have helped to relaunch the undergraduate interdisciplinary humanities journal, JSPE – Journal of Society, Politics, and Ethics – with a special issue that I have curated based on the History of Political Philosophy courses I have taught in the past two years. Check it out here!

FALL 2022- SPRING 2023: I am on research leave as an Interdisciplinary Humanities Senior Fellow at Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry for the academic year. More information can be found here.

OCTOBER 2022: I was invited to speak about my contributions to the English translation of The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics as a part of the panel entitled “Translation as a Tool of Radical Democracy: Translating Kurdish Women Politicians’ Prison Writing” in the (Virtual) Interdisciplinary Symposium on Translation as a Site of Global Engagement, organized by UNC Charlotte on October 11.

OCTOBER 2022: I published an article for Kantian Review entitled “Charles Mills’s ‘Black Radical Kantianism’ as a Plot Twist for Kant Studies and Contemporary Kantian-Liberal Political Philosophy.” Read the piece OA here.

OCTOBER 2022: “Kant and Feminist Political Thought, Redux: Complicity, Accountability, and Refusal” (co-authored by Jordan Pascoe) is now published; read the piece OA here.

SEPTEMBER 2022: My article on systematizing Kant’s nonideal theory of politics came out in the flagship Turkish social and political philosophy journal, Politikos; Read the piece OA (in Turkish) here.

AUGUST 2022: I reviewed Inés Valdez’s amazing book, Transnational Cosmopolitanism: Kant, Du Bois, and Justice as a Political Craft, for Contemporary Political Theory; read it OA here.

DECEMBER 2021: Jordan Pascoe and I co-authored a piece as a follow up to our APA Women in Philosophy Blog post, tentatively entitled, “Kant & Feminism, Redux: Complicity, Accountability, and Refusal.” Coming out next Fall in Palgrave German Idealism and Feminism Handbook.

OCTOBER 2021: I delivered a well-received online lecture entitled “Kant&Feminism? New Directions in Political Thought” at European Consortium for Political Research –ECPR program

SEPTEMBER 2021: I was honored to be a part of the SPEP book panel on my 2019 book, Kant’s Nonideal Theory of Politics, with Dr. Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (Syracuse University) and Dr. Joseph Trullinger (George Washington University) on September 17, 2021.

SEPTEMBER 2021: I published a blog post introducing Kant’s nonideal theory of politics on Kant Studies of Turkey Blog; link (in Turkish) here.

AUGUST 2021: A review of my book, written by Jennifer Mensch, came out in Society for German Idealism and Romanticism (SGIR) Review 4/1-2: 127-132; here is an excerpt: In Dilek Huseyinzadegan’s analysis of Kant’s “impure” politics, what we have is a startling, innovative, and ultimately convincing portrait of Kant’s systematic attention to the material conditions underlying the everyday world of political subjects…. Overall, this is a rich and engaging account of Kant’s political views, and it is to Huseyinzadegan’s great credit that even scholars long familiar with the contours of Kant’s works—both ideal and impure—will find much to learn from this book.”

APRIL 2021: Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan College) and I co-wrote a blog post on the uneasy relationship between Kantian philosophy and feminism for the APA Women in Philosophy Blog, entitled, “Dismantling Kantian Frames: Notes toward a Feminist Politics of Location and Accountability; link here.

FEBRUARY 2021: Another review of my book, written by Daniel J. Smith, came out in Contemporary Political Theory 21: 19-22; here is an excerpt: “If Kant’s cosmopolitanism is read as an a priori claim coming out of an ideal theory of politics, then it is tempting to use it as a weapon against his Eurocentrism. The problem, it can be argued, is that Kant didn’t really follow through on his cosmopolitanism. He had a blinkered understanding of the actual course of world-history, which prevented him from being as truly cosmopolitan as his theory suggested he ought to have been. The solution to the problem of Eurocentrism, on this common interpretation, is more cosmopolitanism. In Huseyinzadegan’s analysis, however, the ordering between the a priori and the empirical components of Kant’s story is reversed, which situates the problem within a deeper stratum of his thought than is implied by this tidy rejoinder. Once cosmopolitanism is understood in the regulative, teleological, and nonideal manner so thoroughly laid out in Kant’s Nonideal Theory of Politics, one sees that it is not an a priori ideal that pre-exists the empirical matter to which it will be applied more or less successfully, but is actually the result of his interpretation of world-history. Eurocentrism, in other words, is prior to cosmopolitanism. ” Read it here

FEBRUARY 2021: A review of my book, written by Susan Shell, came out in Kantian Review 26/1: 168-171; here is an excerpt:, “[A]s Huseyinzadegan instructively brings out, Kant’s own attraction to misleading narratives was balanced by rational principles with universal application to all human beings. And it is by the adequacy of those principles that Kant’s practical philosophy must ultimately be judged. Huseyinzadegan’s original and provocative application of the concept of purposiveness to that larger project is thus especially welcome.”

NOVEMBER 2020: An updated Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) entry on “Continental Feminism”  is now live on SEP website. I wrote the Introduction and organized the contributors. Link here.

OCTOBER 2020: Department of Philosophy at Emory invites you to a Webinar Conversation on my 2019 book, Kant’s Nonideal Theory of Politics, with Dr. Jameliah Shorter-Bourhanou (Holy Cross) and Dr. Rocío Zambrana (Emory) on October 22, 4:15pm EST on Zoom (email me for the recording of the Webinar conversation)

SEPTEMBER 2020: On the #ScholarStrike for Racial Justice at Emory, see Emory Wheel article here.

JULY 2020: My 2016 article on Kant’s political philosophy was highlighted in a special virtual issue of Kantian Review, entitled, Kantian Thinking in a Time of Crisis, and is free through August 2020. This virtual issue curates six recent and previously published articles that show the continuing relevance of Kantian thinking in a time of current uprisings around the U.S. and the COVID-19 pandemic. Read my reframing of the argument of this article as well as the Editors’ Introduction to the special issue and access the article here.

JUNE 2020: I wrote a Foreword on the significance of a political conception of race in the context of Turkey for the Turkish translation of Charles W. Mills’s The Racial Contract, which just came out. I also helped to edit the impeccable translation for its philosophical concepts. Check out Irksal Sözleşme here.

JUNE 2020: I reviewed Anjana Raghavan’s brilliant book, Towards Corporeal Cosmopolitanism: Performing Decolonial Solidarities at Hypatia Reviews Online; read it here.

MAY 2020: I gave a Zoom Book Talk at my alma-mater, Boğaziçi University. Many of my former professors were in attendance and I made them proud! {This talk was re-scheduled for Zoom due to COVID-19 pandemic}.

 MARCH 2020: A review of my book, written by Paul T. Wilford, came out in The Review of Metaphysics 73/3: 612-614. Here is an excerpt: “[Huseyinzadegan] uncovers resources in Kant’s political writings that could serve to reorient contemporary political theory away from the stale debates between ethics-first idealism and pragmatic realism by illustrating how political philosophy can employ ‘pictures of the whole of history, human nature, culture, or the world,’ even while recognizing that such totalizing pictures are hypothetical postulations.”

 JANUARY 2020: I have been elected to serve as an Associate Editor for Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.

 NOVEMBER 2019: As a Faculty-in-Residence and a First-Generation College student/graduate myself, on November 9 I joined the celebration of National First-Gen Day at Emory with students, faculty, and staff: More news here.

 OCTOBER 2019: I talked about my book with Sarah Tyson on New Books in Philosophy Podcast: Listen to the Podcast Episode here.

SEPTEMBER 2019: I have been granted tenure at Emory University, so I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy, as of September 1, 2019.

 JULY 2019: Here is an Review of my first book, Kant’s Nonideal Theory of Politics: Read Review here.

JUNE 2019: Here is me talking about my first book, Kant’s Nonideal Theory of Politics with Jeffrey Church on Political Theory Review Podcast: Listen to Podcast Episode here. 

MAY 2019: My first book, Kant’s Nonideal Theory of Politics (Northwestern University Press) is OUT!!! Use discount code “NUP19,” here. 

SEPTEMBER 2018: I talk about my P.E.A.C.E. (Political, Ethical, Academic Community Experience) Living Learning Community that revolves around gaining social and political literacy, here.

FEBRUARY 2018: I was a judge and also delivered the closing keynote address at the 19th Annual South Appalachian Undergraduate Conference at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. The title of my talk was “Is Kantian Feminism an Oxymoron?”