Jennifer London

Political Theorist; 2017-19 Berggruen Fellow

Jennifer London is doing a comparative study of the global history of equilibrium and how normative systems legitimize hierarchical structures at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Formerly a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Tufts University, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is a Faculty Fellow for the Association of Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies. Her upcoming book, tentatively titled Fighting for Inclusion in Autocracy , analyzes the earliest writings of Arabic prose and political theory. Her publications include: “How Historical Methods Can Advance the Study of Political Science” ( Annual Review of Political Science, 2016), “The Circle of Justice” (History of Political Thought , 2011), and “How To Do Things With Fables: Ibn al-Muqaffa’s Frank Speech in Stories from Kalīla wa-Dimna” ( History of Political Thought, 2008).