Issue 1, 2013

Robin Celikates, René Gabriëls, Thomas Nys, Beate Roessler, Joel Anderson, Bert van den Brink, Rutger Claassen, Yolande Jansen, Axel Honneth, Merijn Oudenampsen, René Boomkens, Sjoerd van Tuinen & Peter Geschiere


Robin Celikates

Robin Celikates is Professor of Social Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin and an associate member of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main. He is a member of the Krisis editorial team and commissioning editor at Critical Times.

René Gabriëls

René Gabriëls is editor of Krisis and works at Maastricht University

Thomas Nys

Thomas Nys is assistant professor of ethics in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. His publications include ‘Virtual Ethics’, in Ethical Perspectives (2010) and ‘Autonomy Under Threat: A Revised Frankfurtian Account’, in Philosophical Explorations (2009)

Beate Roessler

Beate Rössler is professor of ethics and head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. Her publications include The Value of Privacy (Blackwell 2004) and Von Person zu Person: Zur Moralität persönlicher Beziehungen (co-edited with Axel Honneth, Suhrkamp 2008).

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson is researcher-lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Utrecht University. His publications include Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism: New Essays (co-edited with John Christman, Cambridge UP 2005) and ‘Autonomielücken als soziale Pathologie. Ideologiekritik jenseits des Paternalismus’, in Rainer Forst et al. (eds.), Sozialphilosophie und Kritik (Suhrkamp 2009)

Bert van den Brink

Bert van den Brink is professor of political and social philosophy and vice- dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University. His publications include Recognition and Power. Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Critical Social Thought (co-edited with David Owen, Cambridge UP 2007) and ‘Recognition, Pluralism and the Expectation of Harmony: Against the Ideal of an Ethical Life Free from Pain’, in Danielle Petherbridge (ed.), Axel Honneth: Critical Essays (Brill 2011

Rutger Claassen

Rutger Claassen is Associate Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Utrecht University. His main research interests include theories of social justice and theories of markets and marketization.

Yolande Jansen

Yolande Jansen is an Associate Professor at the department of philosophy and the Amsterdam Centre for Globalization Studies of the University of Amsterdam. She is also a Socrates Professor at the VU University, where she holds the chair for 'humanism in relation to religion and secularity'. Her publications include Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism: French Modernist Legacies (Amsterdam University Press/IMISCOE, 2013) and The Irregularization of Migration in contemporary Europe; Detention, Deportation, Drowning (Rowman and Littlefield, co-edited with Robin Celikates and Joost de Bloois, 2015). Areas of research are social and political philosophy, in particular critical theory, pluralism, multiculturalism and democracy; genealogies of secularism, humanism and religion; irregularised migration; Judaism and Islam in Europe; Islam in Europe; and French culture and literature, in particular the work of Marcel Proust. Jansen is the principal investigator of the NWO-project 'Critique of Religion; Framing Jews and Muslims, Islam and Judaism in political theory and public debate' along with co-applicant Thijl Sunier.

Axel Honneth

Axel Honneth is professor of social philosophy as well as director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main and Jack C. Weinstein Professor for the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University, New York. His most recent publications are The Pathologies of Individual Freedom: Hegel’s Social Theory (Princeton UP 2010) and The I in We: Studies in the Theory of Recognition (Polity Press 2012). His newest book, The Right of Freedom, is forthcoming from Polity.

Merijn Oudenampsen

Merijn Oudenampsen studied sociology and political science. He is affiliated with the University of Tilburg, where he is engaged with a PhD research project, an intellectual history of the rightward turn in Dutch politics since the emergence of Pim Fortuyn.

René Boomkens

René Boomkens (1954) is full professor social and cultural philosophy at the University of Groningen. In his research he focusses on the social and cultural philosophy of modernity, interpreted as modern experience, with special attention to the crucial role of the city and of urban culture.

Sjoerd van Tuinen

Sjoerd van Tuinen is universitair docent wijsbegeerte aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam en coördinator van het Centre for Art and Philosophy ( In 2009 promoveerde hijaan de Universiteit Gent met een dissertatie over Deleuzeen Leibniz. Hij schreef onder meer Sloterdijk. Binnenstebuiten denken (Kampen: Klement, 2004) en is (mede)samensteller van verscheidene boeken, waaronder het Deleuze compendium (Amsterdam: Boom, 2009) en De nieuwe Franse filosofie (Amsterdam: Boom, 2011). Van het NWO heeft Van Tuinen een VENI-beurs gekregen voor een onderzoeksproject over ressentiment en democratie. Zie ook

Peter Geschiere

Peter Geschiereis professor of African anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of The Modernity of Witchcraft: Politics and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa and more recently The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe.