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Professor of Philosophy; Director of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Program

Serena Parekh is an associate professor of philosophy at Northeastern University in Boston, where she is the director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program. She is the co-editor of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. Her most recent book, No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis  will be published by Oxford University Press in October 2020. Other books include Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement (Routledge in 2017),   (available to read for free via Open Access) and Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity: A Phenomenology of Human Rights (Routledge 2008), which was also translated into Chinese. She has also published numerous articles on social and political philosophy in Hypatia, Philosophy and Social Criticism, and Human Rights Quarterly. Her primary philosophical interests are in social and political philosophy, feminist theory, and global justice.

  • No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis. New York: Oxford University Press, October 2020
  • Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement. New York: Routledge, 2017
  • Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity: A Phenomenology of Human Rights. Routledge Press, 2008.
  • Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility (Routledge, 2018). Edited and with an introduction by Melina Duarte, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, and Annamari Vitikainen.
  • “Reframing the Refugee Crisis: From Rescue to Interconnection” Ethics and Global Politics. March 2020.
  • “Feminist Perspectives on Globalization.” Co-written with Shelly Wilcox. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (January 2020)
  • “Structural Injustice and Responsibility.” Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy, Ann Garry, Serene Khader, and Alison Stone eds. New York: Routledge, 2017.


  • Education

    PhD, Boston College

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