Benjamin Gregg

Professor of Government
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Professor Benjamin Gregg specializes in political and social theory, as well as political bioethics, informed by philosophy, political science, and sociology in the Department of Government. He has held visiting professorships in Germany, Japan, China, Austria, Sweden, and Brazil, and studied with Michael Walzer in Princeton, Axel Honneth in Berlin, and Seyla Benhabib at Yale. Gregg has authored 70 articles and five books: Thick Moralities, Thin Politics; Coping in Politics with Indeterminate Norms; Human Rights as Social Construction; The Human Rights State; and Creating Human Nature: The Political Challenges of Genetic Engineering. He has presented aspects of this project at invited lectures in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America. He has held visiting appointments at University of Linz, Austria; Uehiro Centre for Practical, University of Oxford; le Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire (Université de Paris); and the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Additional appointments: Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Public International Law at Lund University in Sweden (2021-22); Visiting Researcher, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore (2022). Professor Gregg earned a B.A. from Yale, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Free University of Berlin, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton.