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Ani Chen

Graduate Student

Ani Chen

Educational Background

MA, Political Science University of Toronto

BA, Political Science and German Studies, Bryn Mawr College



Informed by aesthetic theory and philosophy of language, my research seeks to answer the questions “Who gets a say in politics and why?” and “Which voices are listened to and how?” I write about these questions primarily by putting canonical works in the history of political thought into dialogue with works of literature. I also maintain research interests in the manifestations of these questions in contemporary social protest, activism, and political resistance with a regional focus on Europe (Germany, France, and Greece).


history of political thought, feminist theory, contentious politics


  • Government


History and Historiography of Political Thought; Ancient Political Thought; Theories of Judgment and Deliberation; Theories of Silence and Listening; Feminist Theory; 20th Century German Politics and Literature