Alan Patten is associate professor of politics at Princeton University. He has previously taught at McGill University and the University of Exeter, and spent the spring of 2004 teaching two graduate seminars at the State Islamic University of Indonesia in Jakarta.

He is the author of Hegel's Idea of Freedom (1999) and the co-editor, with Will Kymlicka, of Language Rights and Political Theory (2003). His articles include "Political Theory and Language Policy" (Political Theory, 2001), "Democratic Secession from a Multinational State" (Ethics, 2002), and "Liberal Neutrality and Language Policy" (Philosophy & Public Affairs, 2003). He is currently writing a book on political theory and language politics.

Last Updated: May 30, 2017