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Lena Zuckerwise is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, specializing in political theory. Her work explores the political thought of Hannah Arendt, contemporary democratic theory, and feminist theory. Lena's first book, The World is Plural: Hannah Arendt and Democratic Politics, will be published by Fordham University Press in 2015. Her work on postcolonial feminism and the feminist philosopher, Martha Nussbaum, will appear in the new Encyclopedia of Political Theory in 2014. She is currently at work on a second book that examines the role of political compromise in upholding social relations of domination. Prior to Simmons, Lena taught in the political science and gender studies departments at Wellesley College and Mount Holyoke College, respectively. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award. Lena teaches courses on historical and contemporary political theory, feminist theory, the politics of race and gender, and human rights.