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Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Office Hours:

Tuesday 11-12 and Thursday 11-1
Curriculum Vitae

Alexandra Oprea joined the Department of Political Science and the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) Program at UNC as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2021. From 2019 to 2021, she was a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Australian National University, where she also helped run their flourishing PPE program.

Alex is a political theorist and political philosopher whose work primarily explores the politics, philosophy, and economics of education and the place of the young (especially children) within political communities. She is currently finishing a book entitled Children or Citizens: Childhood, Education, and Politics in Modern Political Thought. Her work has been appeared, among other venues, in the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, the Review of Politics, and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

For further information and an updated CV, check out her website:

Professor Oprea is on leave in the fall of 2022.