Dr A.R. Topolski (Anya)

Associate professor - Philosophical ethics and political philosophy

Dr A.R. Topolski (Anya)
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Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT NIJMEGEN

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Postbus 9103
6500 HD NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Anya Topolski is an associate professor in ethics and political philosophy at the Radboud University Nijmegen.  She obtained her PhD in Philosophy at the KU Leuven (2008), for which she was awarded the Auschwitz Foundation Stichting Prize, with a focus on the political thought of Hannah Arendt and the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas and contemporary Jewish thought.  In 2009, she joined an NWO project as a post-doctoral researcher to consider the application of her theory of relationality in the field of military ethics where she engaged in post-Srebrenica research on responsibility and judgment. In 2012 her research on European Identity and Exclusion, antisemitism and islamophobia, was funded by FWO – Flanders. She has been working at Radboud University since 2015. Her current research is in the field of critical philosophy of race and focuses on the race-religion intersection in European. Her research project now includes a PhD and post-doctoral researcher. Her most recent books are: Arendt, Levinas and a Politics of Relationality (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) and Is there a Judeo-Christian Tradition? A European Perspective (De Gruyter, 2016). Recent articles are: The Race-Religion Intersection: A European Contribution to the Critical Philosophy of Race (Critical Philosophy of Race, 2018); Good Jew, Bad Jew: ‘Managing’ Europe’s Others. Ethnic and Racial Studies (Special issue on ‘Islamophobia and Surveillance: Genealogies of a Global Order’). Ed. James Renton. 2017; and Tzedakah: The True Religion of Spinoza's Tractatus? (History of Political Thought, 2016, 37(1), pp. 78-106). Her areas of expertise are: racism, political philosophy, ethics, European identity and exclusion, gender, antisemitism and Islamophobia, political theology, Jewish thought, Arendt, Levinas, Judeo-Christianity

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