Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences
Roxanne L. Euben, Professor of Political Science, is the Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences. She is a leading scholar of contemporary political theory who specializes in Islamic political thought. Professor Euben came to Penn in 2018 from Wellesley College. Her books Enemy in the Mirror: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Limits of Modern Rationalism (1999), Journeys to the Other Shore: Muslim and Western Travelers in Search of Knowledge (2006), and Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to bin Laden (2009), with Muhammad Qasim Zaman, have had a far-reaching impact in her field of study. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the ACLS, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Euben has served in numerous leadership roles in her field, including Secretary of the American Political Science Association Governing Council and as a member of the editorial boards of the leading journals Political Theory and The American Political Science Review.