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A. Sophie Lauwers

KU Leuven


A. Sophie Lauwers is a political philosopher working on secularism, Christian privilege, racial and religious inequality, nationalism and multiculturalism. She obtained her PhD at the University of Aberdeen, as part of the interdisciplinary Marie Skłodowska-Curie POLITICO project. Her thesis investigated how current regimes of political secularism contribute to secular and Christian hegemony in contemporary Europe, and proposed a new model of political secularism. Sophie also worked as a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, where she taught, among others, a course on 'Race, Religion and Secularism'. 

As of January 2024, Sophie is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven. Her research continues to focus on political secularism, for example in relation to the topics of epistemic injustice in democratic deliberation and questions of race and religion in national culture. 



Religion, secularity, culture? Investigating Christian privilege in Western Europe
By A. Sophie Lauwers
June 2022

Journal article

Is Islamophobia (Always) Racism?
By A. Sophie Lauwers
December 2019
Critical Philosophy of Race

A. Sophie Lauwers

KU Leuven

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