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Dr Jan Kandiyali

Assistant Professor in Political Theory

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Assistant Professor in Political Theory in the School of Government and International AffairsRoom 004, Southend House 


Jan Kandiyali joined Durham as an Assistant Professor in Political Theory 2021, having previously taught at the LSE and Istanbul Technical University. Jan received his PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.

Jan is interested in both the history of political philosophy and contemporary political theory. His previous work has focused on the moral and political philosophy of Karl Marx, especially his thought on work, freedom, and human flourishing. He is currently writing papers on work, republicanism, basic income, and media ethics.

Research interests

  • Karl Marx
  • Work and Contributive Justice
  • Socialist Political Philosophy
  • Theories of Freedom, Justice, and Equality
  • Perfectionism


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Edited book

  • Kandiyali, Jan (2018). Reassessing Marx's Social and Political Philosophy: Freedom, Recognition and Human Flourishing. Routledge.

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