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Zeynep Pamuk

Professorial Fellow
Associate Professor in Contemporary Political Theory

Research interests: Democratic theory; science, technology, and politics; artificial intelligence and automation; philosophy of science and social science

Zeynep Pamuk is Associate Professor in Contemporary Political Theory in the Department of Politics & International Relations and a Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College. She holds a PhD in political science from Harvard (2017) and a BA in ethics, politics & economics from Yale (2011). She was previously Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and the Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego. Before that, she held a Supernumerary Fellowship in Politics at St John's College, Oxford. 

Her research interests are in democratic theory, the role of expertise in politics, and the impact of artificial intelligence and automation on democracy. Her first book, Politics and Expertise: How to Use Science in a Democratic Society (Princeton University Press, 2021), examines the relationship between science and democracy, from the funding of scientific research to its use in decision making and its applications in new technologies. It has received the American Political Science Association's Foundations of Political Theory Section First Book Award. 



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