Gaby Nair

Graduate Prize Fellow
001 Fisher Hall

Gaby Nair is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics. She specializes in political theory with interests in the theory and practice of social movements, Marxism, and anarchism. Her dissertation examines the prefigurative political practice of the New Left in the United States in conversation with contemporary defenses of prefigurative politics as an approach to social transformation. She focuses on the social theoretical and normative foundations of "building tomorrow today," and her project explores the desirability of such a program for radical social change. Outside of her dissertation work, Gaby works on interpretive questions within Marxist and anarchist political theory, with particular interests in state theory and the possibility of a consistent state-skeptical political strategy. Before coming to Princeton, Gaby was a Venture for America Fellow in Baltimore, MD, and she received her B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.