Devrim Sezer is Associate Professor of Political Thought. He was educated at Middle East Technical University, where he received a BS in Economics and an MS in Political Science, and at London School of Economics and Political Science, where he received an MSc in Political Theory. He received his PhD at Carleton University. His research interests include history of political philosophy; theories of democracy, republicanism and cosmopolitanism; literature and political thought (with particular emphasis on Greek tragedy); modernity and its critics; collective memory and coming to terms with the past.
He has published articles in History of Political Thought, History of European Ideas, Cogito, felsefelogos and Toplum ve Bilim, and contributed chapters to edited books. His book reviews, commentary and translation have appeared in Virgül, Birikim and Baykuş. He has been the co-editor of two books (both in Turkish): Siyasalın Peşinde: Dünyaya Tragedyalarla Bakmak (with Nazile Kalaycı; Metis, 2017) and a Festschrift, Hasan Ünal Nalbantoğlu’na Armağan: Symbolae In Honorem (with Adile Arslan; İletişim Yayınları, 2008). He is currently working on a book-length project exploring the themes of genocide, coming to terms with the past and collective memory/responsibility in the works of Hannah Arendt, Karl Jaspers and Raphael Lemkin. He has been granted a Research Fellowship at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies for the 2018-19 academic year.