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Perry Zurn

Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy and Religion

Perry Zurn is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at American University and Center for Curiosity Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He researches in political philosophy, gender theory, and applied ethics. Zurn is writing a monograph theorizing curiosity as philosophical and political practice. He is the co-author of Curious Minds (under contract) and the co-editor of Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition (2015), Carceral Notebooks 12 (2017), Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (under contract), and Curiosity Studies (under contract). His work appears in Carceral Notebooks, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, philoSOPHIA, Radical Philosophy Review, and Zetesis.


PhD, Philosophy, DePaul University MA, Philosophy, Miami University

CAS - Philosophy and Religion
Battelle Tompkins - 112
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  • Fall 2017

    • GNED-120 General Education Area 2 Topic: Normalizing Bodies
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  • Spring 2018

    • PHIL-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Philosophy of Curiosity
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