Nikita Dhawan

Nikita Dhawan holds the Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at the Technical University Dresden. One of the enduring focal points of her work has been to explore the historical, economic, socio-political and cultural entanglements between Europe and the postcolonial world. The aim is to understand fundamental ethical and epistemological questions of political and social inequality, human rights, gender violence, religion and secularism, democracy, cosmopolitanism, transnational justice, migration and globalisation. Furthermore, her recent research also focuses on the relation between states, civil society and subaltern groups with regard to questions of citizenship, political agency and social vulnerability.