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Iris Marion Young
January 2, 1949|
New York City, United States
|Died||August 1, 2006
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Alma mater||Queens College (CUNY)
Pennsylvania State University
|Contemporary political theory, feminist social theory, and public policy|
Iris Marion Young (2 January 1949 – 1 August 2006) was an American political theorist and socialist feminist who focused on the nature of justice and social difference. She served as Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and was affiliated with the Center for Gender Studies and the Human Rights program there. Her research covered contemporary political theory, feminist social theory, and normative analysis of public policy. She believed in the importance of political activism and encouraged her students to involve themselves in their communities.
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