Nazmul S. Sultan

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory

University of Chicago. 

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory at the University of Chicago, specializing in the history of anticolonial political thought, popular sovereignty, democratic theory, and empire and international thought. My dissertation offers a new interpretation of the anticolonial democratic project and revises the historical narrative concerning the colonial transition from empire to democracy. I expect to receive my Ph.D. in 2020. 

My research has appeared in the American Political Science Review. I am currently finishing up my dissertation with a fellowship from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. 

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