Dr. des. Johannes Schulz
Oberassistent Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter
T+41 41 229 55 93
Frohburgstrasse 3, Raum 3.B11
Johannes completed a dissertation on the normative connection between social inequality and the politics of memory in 2020, under the supervision of Prof. Rainer Forst (University of Frankfurt) and Prof. Lea Ypi (LSE). The dissertation looks at the ways in which commemorative practices and symbols, like the statues of Cecil Rhodes or Robert E. Lee, which have recently come under attack in the USA, the UK or South Africa, may reproduce social inequality. It also shows how a process of working through the past and reshaping the commemorative landscape may help overcome social inequality. He holds an MPhil in Politics: Political Theory from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College) and was a visiting student research collaborator at the University Center for Human Values in Princeton during his doctoral studies (on invitation from Prof. Philip Pettit). He is currently a senior researcher and lecturer at the Politics Department in Luzern, where he has recently begun working on Populism and Peripheral Resentment.