The ‘Us’ of Democratic Will-Formation and Globalisation
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.