Camilla Boisen

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Planning; Senior Lecturer of Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA History, University of Copenhagen; MA History, University of Copenhagen; MsEcon Political Theory, Cardiff University; PhD Political Theory, Cardiff University

Research Areas: Intellectual history of empire and Political Theory

Camilla Boisen is a Senior Lecturer of Writing at New York University Abu Dhabi. Previously, Camilla was a research fellow at the National History Museum, Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark. In South Africa, she held postdoctoral research fellowships in political theory at the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand. She has published articles in, among others, History of European Ideas, the Journal of International Political Theory, and Grotiana. She is co-editor of Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought: perspectives on Finding a Fair Share (Routledge, 2016). Camilla has taught courses in political theory and the history of political thought in the UK, Denmark, and South Africa. She serves on the editorial board for Theoria – A Journal of Social and Political Theory and Grotiana.

Camilla's main area of research is the intellectual history of empire and political theory in relation to the development of ideas of rights and trusteeship and their influence on contemporary problems such as postcolonial restitution. She is currently working on producing a research monograph that intends to link political theory and empire in the history of international relations and brings further understanding to how past ideas of legitimation are associated with interventionist policies today. In addition, she is finalizing a short monograph on the political theory of knowledge production that uses political theory to critique the institutions of power at work in the production of knowledge.

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