Omar Dahbour

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Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy (esp. global ethics & territorial justice), Late Modern Philosophy (esp. Hegel & Marx), Environmental Philosophy, Marxist & Critical Theory, Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Music


  • Ph.D. (Philosophy) City University of New York
  • Ph.D. (History) University of Chicago


Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Hunter College

Courses Recently Taught

  • Environmental Philosophy (2019)
  • Ecology and Political Theory (2016)
  • Cosmopolitanism and Sovereignty (Fall 2014)
  • Philosophy of History (Spring 2013)
  • Hegelian Ethics (Fall 2011)

Recent Publications

  • “Social Freedom and Ecological Rationality in the Pandemic Age,” Ethics and the Environment (2022)

  • “From Political Ecology to Critical Theory, and Back Again,” (2021)

  • Review of Dilek Huseyinzadegan, Kant’s Nonideal Theory of Politics, in Journal of the History of Philosophy (2020)

  • “Justice, Social not Global,” Radical Philosophy Review (2019)

  • “On the Ecological Blindspot in the Territorial Rights Debate,” Territory, Politics, Governance (2019); reprinted in John Agnew (ed.), The Confines of Territory (Routledge, 2021)

  • “Rethinking Environmental Justice,” Phi on New York ( (2019)
  • “Marx and Political Ecology,” (2018)
  • “Totality, Reason, Dialectics: The Importance of Hegel for Critical Theory from Lukács to Honneth,” in Michael Thompson (ed.), Palgrave Handbook of Critical Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
  • “Self-Determination and Power-Sharing in Israel/Palestine,” Ethnopolitics (2016); reprinted in Karl Cordell et al. (eds.), The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Politics of Stalemate (Routledge, 2017)
  • Self-Determination without Nationalism: A Theory of Postnational Sovereignty (Temple University Press, 2013; paperback, 2014)
  • “National Rights, Minority Rights, and Ethnic Cleansing,” in Grace Cheng (ed.), Nationalism and Human Rights (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  • “Radical Global Justice: A New Paradigm?,” Public Affairs Quarterly (2012)
  • “Imperialism” and “Nationalism,” in Deen Chatterjee (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Justice (Springer, 2012)
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Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Hunter College