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My work concentrates on twentieth- and twenty-first-century European philosophy, feminist philosophy, political philosophy and environmental philosophy.

At the heart of my research lies the question of social transformation: How can we conceptualize and engage in politics that is relevant for the 21st century? In my first book, Theorizing Contemporary Anarchism. Solidarity, Mimesis and Radical Social Change (Bloomsbury, 2017), I propose a theoretical framework that accounts for plural political practices in contemporary left-wing activism: collective housing projects, cooperative farms, autonomous zones. In my current research project, I focus on how politics is transformed in light of climate change. In my work, I articulate politics for more-than-human worlds, in which questions of collective solidarity and alternative socio-political practices play an important part. By engaging with thinkers within broadly considered posthumanities, political ecology and environmental philosophy, I trace a series of transformations that are taking place in philosophy, political practices, art and in our cognitive maps of the world in response to the climate change.

I am particularly interested in the works of Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, Vinciane Despret, Peter Sloterdijk, Michel Serres, Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, Judith Butler, René Girard and Gilbert Simondon as well as ecofeminist contributions to conceptualizing ‘nonhuman politics’.

To find out more about my research, please visit iwonajanicka.net.

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Research expertise

  • Continental philosophy
  • Environmental philosophy
  • Feminist philosophy
  • Political and social philosophy
  • Literary and critical theory
  • Posthumanism
  • Anarchism

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