Benjamin G Gregg

Benjamin G Gregg

  • Professor (Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts)

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Benjamin Gregg

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B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Princeton University; D. Phil., Freie Universität Berlin

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https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9510-6147

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Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

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2021-2022 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Public International Law

at Lund University, Sweden

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2022 Visiting Researcher, Centre for Biomedical Ethics,

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

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Benjamin Gregg teaches social and political theory, as well as bioethics, informed by philosophy and sociology, at the University of Texas at Austin but also in Germany (Frankfurt/Oder), Austria (Linz and Innsbruck), Sweden (Lund), Japan (Tokyo Gaidai and Hokkaido), China (Beiwai and Tsinghua), and Brazil (Goiãnia). The College of Liberal Arts Committees on Research and Teaching awarded him the Silver Spurs Fellowship in recognition of outstanding scholarship and teaching. He has conducted graduate master classes at the Universidade Federal de Goiás in Brazil, at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg in Germany, at the University of Hokkaido in Japan, and at the University of Glasgow in the UK. He studied with Michael Walzer in Princeton, Axel Honneth in Berlin, and Seyla Benhabib at Yale. In addition to more than eighty articles, he is the author of The Human Rights State (Pennsylvania, 2016); Human Rights as Social Construction (Cambridge, 2012); Thick Moralities, Thin Politics (Duke, 2003); and Coping in Politics with Indeterminate Norms (SUNY, 2003). Cambridge University Press will publish his newest book, Constructing Human Nature: The Political Challenges of Genetic Engineering, in 2022. He has presented aspects of this project at invited lectures in Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. His work has been translated into German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.