3 Dr Zeynep Pamuk
Dr Zeynep Pamuk

Dr Zeynep Pamuk

Assistant Professor of Political Theory

Department of Government

Room No
CBG 4.13
Office Hours
Tuesdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Connect with me

English, French, Spanish, Turkish
Key Expertise
Political Theory, Democratic Theory, Philosophy of Science & Social Science

About me

Zeynep Pamuk is Assistant Professor in Political Theory in the Department of Government, London School of Economics. She holds a PhD in political science from Harvard University and a BA in ethics, politics & economics from Yale University. Before joining the LSE, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego and Supernumerary Fellow in Politics at St John's College, Oxford. 

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.

Research interests

  • Contemporary political theory
  • Democratic theory
  • Science, technology, and politics
  • Artificial intelligence and automation

Selected publications

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV4B7: The Idea of Freedom
  • GV4H4: Foundations of Political Theory
  • GV342L: Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Research Project