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).
- Religious diversity
- Political community
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.
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)