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Dr. Inder Marwah

Dr. Inder Marwah
Department of Political Science, Kenneth Taylor Hall – 540
905-525-9140 ext. 24741
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm

Inder S. Marwah is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. He is a political theorist whose research, broadly speaking, considers how different traditions of political thought respond to human plurality. Much of his work focuses on the intersections of race, empire, colonialism, and political thought in the 18th-20th centuries. He also has research and teaching interests in modern political thought, Marxism, postcolonial and decolonial theory, and comparative and non-western political thought.

Dr. Marwah’s current research focuses on Darwinism and evolutionism’s impacts over anticolonial politics and thought at the turn of the century. This has fed into an interest in South Asian intellectual history, alongside a broader pedagogical interest in teaching non-western political thought, including ARTSSCI 4ST3 “Gandhi’s Politics”. With another course on modern Indian political thought, this aims to contribute to the de-parochialization of political theory by thinking about “the political” from diverse vantage points.

Dr. Marwah is the author of Liberalism, Diversity and Domination: Kant, Mill and the Government of Difference (Cambridge, 2019) and has published research in numerous edited volumes, as well as in journals such as Perspectives on Politics, American Political Science Review, History of Political Thought, Kantian Review, Constellations, European Journal of Political Theory, Hypatia, Contemporary Political Theory, Social Theory and Practice and Polity.