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Nikita Dhawan

Nikita Dhawan

Nikita Dhawan is Professor of Political Theory and Gender Studies at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria and Director of the “Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies”, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Publications include Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World (ed., 2014).

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