Ms A. Sophie Lauwers

Ms A. Sophie Lauwers
Ms A. Sophie Lauwers
Ms A. Sophie Lauwers

Teaching Fellow



I am a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Philosophy.

My research focuses on political secularism in Western Europe and its relation to the subordination of racial and religious minorities. I am also interested in questions around Islamophobia, Christian privilege, and contemporary discourses of national culture.

I am currently finishing my PhD in Philosophy as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie POLITICO programme at the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL).


Research Overview

Research Interests: 

  • Secularism
  • Religious diversity
  • Racism
  • Political community
  • Nationalism
  • Multiculturalism


Lauwers, A. S. (2022) “Religion, secularity, culture? Investigating Christian privilege in Western Europe”, Ethnicities.

Lauwers, A. S. (2019) “Is Islamophobia (Always) Racism”, Critical Philosophy of Race, volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 306-322.


Teaching Responsibilities

I teach on the following courses:

  • Race, Religion and Secularism (Course Coordinator and Lecturer)
  • How Should One Live (Course Coordinator and Co-lecturer)
  • Impact and Engagement (Co-Lecturer)