Nassima Sahraoui New Voices Research Profile

Nassima Sahraoui, Dr. des., is a researcher based in Frankfurt, Germany. She was a fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies Imaginaria of Force at the University of Hamburg and at the Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover. She taught at Goethe University’s Comparative Literature Department in Frankfurt and at the Co-operative State University Baden Wurttemberg. Her areas of research are political theory, history of philosophy and philosophy of history, intersections between literature and philosophy, materialism and metaphysics, critical theory, and deconstruction. She is co-organiser of two international workshop series: one on Walter Benjamin’s philosophy and the other on the notion of violence. In 2019, she joined the newly founded ‘Women in Theory’-network.

Her publications include articles on Derrida, Benjamin, Heidegger, democracy, messianism, labour and otium, and the relation between philology and philosophy. She co-edited an anthology on the notion of idleness Kleine Philosopie der Faulheit (Frankfurt 2012), a special edition of the Oxford Literary Review “The Present of Deconstruction” (Edinburgh 2014) as well as the volume Thinking in Constellations. Walter Benjamin in the Humanities (Newcastle upon Tyne 2018). Currently, she is publishing a monograph Dynamis. A Materialist Philosophy of Differences (in German; Bielefeld 2021, forthcoming) as well as a collected volume Heidegger in the Literary World: Variations on Poetic Thinking (London 2021). She is also completing a study entitled Figures of Resistance.

Apart from her work as an academic scholar, she also works as translator, editor, teacher, and moderator.

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