Research Assistant and Lecturer

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In 2013 Johannes completed an MPhil in Politics: Political Theory at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College). He is currently completing his dissertation “Social Inequality and the Politics of Memory: On the Normative Significance of History in a Postcolonial Age” (working title) under the supervision of Prof. Rainer Forst (University of Frankfurt)  and Prof. Lea Ypi (LSE). In his dissertation, he seeks to explore in which ways wrongful social hierarchies that have endured since the era of European colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade, are either reproduced or may be overcome by representing the past in certain ways. Before going to Oxford he was a visiting student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. During his doctoral studies Johannes was a visiting student research collaborator at the University Center for Human Values in Princeton, on invitation from Prof. Philip Pettit. He has been working as a research assistant and lecturer at the Politics Department in Luzern since 2018. 

Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications Johannes Schulz


 Major Fields of Research

  • Past injustice
  • Politics of remembrance
  • Postcolonial relations
  • Social injustice
  • Urbanisation and city's justice
  • Global injustice
  • Critical theory
  • Theories of democracy