Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University
and Research Professor, American Bar Foundation, Chicago
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Professor Honig, also Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation and appointed (courtesy) at Northwestern Law School, is Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Political Science. She is author of Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Cornell, 1993; awarded 1994 Foundations Best First Book Prize), Democracy and the Foreigner (Princeton, 2001), and Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (Princeton, 2009). Emergency Politics was awarded the 2011 -12 David Easton Prize given for a book that broadens the horizons of contemporary political science by engaging issues of philosophical significance in political life through any of a variety of approaches in the social sciences and humanities. Honig's latest book, Antigone, Interrupted, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, 2013. She has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Political Theory, Strategies, Boston Review, Social Text, Social Research, Triquarterly Review, New Literary History, and more. Her article, "Ismene's Forced Choice: Sacrifice and Sorority in Sophocles' Antigone" which appeared in Arethusa, was awarded the Okin-Young best article award for work in feminist theory in 2012. (The prize, which is for new work in feminist theory, commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young, and is awarded to an article published in an English language academic journal during the previous calendar year). Honig has also edited or co-edited: Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt (Penn State, 1995), Skepticism, Individuality and Freedom: The Reluctant Liberalism of Richard Flathman (Minnesota, 2002) and the Oxford Handbook of Political Thought (Oxford, 2006). Honig's work has been translated into Japanese, Greek, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Swedish. In the summer of 2010 she was on the faculty at the School for Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. Prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern in 1997, Honig was Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University.