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Dr Charlotte Knowles


Charlotte Knowles has now taken up a post at the University of Groningen. For contact details, please see

Charlotte received her BA in Philosophy and English Literature and her MA in Philosophy from the University of Sussex, before completing her PhD in London in 2016. Her research focuses on modern European philosophy (especially phenomenology), feminist philosophy and social and political philosophy. She has a particular interest in questions around freedom and complicity, exploring both in her doctoral thesis ‘Becoming Oneself: A Heideggerean Analysis of Complicity’.

Charlotte has published a number of papers on the early philosophy of Martin Heidegger, focusing particularly on his conception of the social world and the political potential of authenticity. Her current research centres on continental social philosophy and the feminist potential of Heidegger’s thought.

After completing her PhD in early 2016, Charlotte worked as an AHRC funded cultural engagement fellow on the project The Place of High Culture in Modern Society. From September 2016 to August 2017 Charlotte worked as an associate research fellow at Birkbeck, where she lectured on ethics and feminist philosophy.

Charlotte is on the executive committee for SWIP UK and the editorial advisory board for The Philosophers' Magazine.