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Stephanie DeGooyer

Stephanie DeGooyer is an assistant professor of English at Willamette University. Her research focuses on intersections between transatlantic literature, law, and political philosophy, especially with regards to citizenship and immigration.

DeGooyer earned her PhD in English literature from Cornell University. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy, and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. With Alastair Hunt, Lida Maxwell, and Samuel Moyn, she coauthored The Right to Have Rights (Verso Books, 2018). She has published or has forthcoming articles in ELHHumanity, and The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

ilhan omar boston review

Amidst chants of “send her back,” it’s clear that we need a more just conception of citizenship—one that abolishes the distinction between “natural” and naturalized citizens.

Stephanie DeGooyer