Zeynep Pamuk

Associate Professor in Contemporary Political Theory
Political Theory Network
Nuffield College
Office address
Nuffield College, New Rd, Oxford OX1 1NF.

Zeynep Pamuk is Associate Professor of Contemporary Political Theory and Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College.

She holds a PhD in political science from Harvard and a BA in ethics, politics & economics from Yale. Before joining Oxford, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and the Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego.

Her research interests are in democratic theory, the role of expertise in politics, and the impact of artificial intelligence and automation on democracy. Her first book, Politics and Expertise: How to Use Science in a Democratic Society (Princeton, 2021), examines the relationship between science and democracy, from the funding of scientific research to its use in decision making and its applications in new technologies. It has received the American Political Science Association's Foundations of Political Theory Section First Book Award.