Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Irm Haleem
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
School Academic Integrity Officer (SAIO), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
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I'm interested in understanding contemporary political and social problems through the prism of political theory / political philosophy. My research is interdisciplinary, thematic, and conceptual. It draws on political theory (paradoxes of democracy, paradoxes of freedom, radical resistance and political violence, civil disobedience), social philosophy (desires for recognition), moral philosophy (normative ethics), sociology (social movement theory), and iconography (especially as it relates to the process of violence).


Nanyang Technological University:
Senior Lecturer (2021-Present)
Assistant Professor, RSIS (2014-2021).

Princeton University (USA):
Lecturer, Princeton School of Public & International Affairs (2012-2012).

Seton Hall University (USA):
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science (2007-2011).

Northeastern University (USA):
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science (2000-2005).


Ph.D Boston University (2001)
M.A Northeastern University (1992)
B.A Eckerd College (1989)
-Freedom & Violence
-Freedom & Resistance
-Freedom & Conformity
-Struggles for Recognition & Violence
-Social Movements & Resistance
-Iconography & Social Mobilisation
-Political Theory
-Normative Ethics
Research grant recipient (sole P.I.), awarded by United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD, Tokyo), 2015-2016. Amount awarded: USD $50,000.
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Invited TEDx speaker, TEDxNTU: “Love, Hope, and Human Agency”, Oct 7, 2017.
Courses Taught
Ethics & Civics in a Multicultural World--Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum