PhD candidate in Political Science, European University Institute, San Domenico
Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellow
(July – August 2016)
Agnostic Secularism and the Nature of European Integration
This project seeks to understand the nature of European integration by examining the relationship between religion and politics throughout the process. It aims at answering the following question: which forms of secularism have underpinned the process of European integration? Secularism is understood here as a public settlement between politics and religion, that is, we can speak of secularism if religious and political spheres are conceptually distinct. I am arguing that among three forms of secularism present throughout the process (Christian, laicist, and liberal), it was the liberal secularism that dominated it.
Previous stays at the IWM:
Junior Visiting Fellow, September 2014 – January 2015