Jennifer Pitts

Jennifer Pitts is Professor of Political Science, and in the Committee on Social Thought and the College.

Professor Pitts is a political theorist whose research interests in the history of political thought include international law, theories of empire, and global justice. She is the author of Boundaries of the International: Law and Empire (2018) and A Turn to Empire: the rise of imperial liberalism in Britain and France (2005), co-editor with Adom Getachew of W. E. B. Du Bois: International Thought (2022), and co-editor with Dan Edelstein of The Cambridge History of Rights, volume 4, on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (2023). Professor Pitts is a fellow at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory and a faculty director of the France Chicago Center.

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