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Kenneth Surin

Born in Malaya (subsequently ‘Malaysia’), Kenneth Surin completed his high school education in Wales, before obtaining a PhD in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Birmingham in 1977. He taught in city schools around Cambridge (UK) for seven years before getting his first academic job at the University of Gloucestershire. In 1987 he took up a position in the Department of Religion at Duke University, North Carolina. He moved to the Program in Literature and Critical Theory in 1992. He is currently Professor of Literature and Critical Theory, with a joint appointment in the Department of Religion and an adjunct appointment in the German Studies PhD Program. Surin has been an activist on behalf of the Palestinian cause since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. His most recent book is Freedom not Yet: Liberation and the Next World Order (Duke University Press).