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John-Harmen Valk

University Lecturer

Dr. J.H. Valk
+31 71 527 2630

John-Harmen Valk is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion.

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My research interests lie at the intersection of international relations, political theory, continental philosophy and philosophy of religion. My current research explores, with appeal to the thought of the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur, how the understanding of religion colours the conceptualization of the international as a realm of activity poetically delineated according to characteristics of desirability and undesirability, and of possibility and impossibility, within which the activities of international politics unfold. I am also engaged in research on the question of how democratic political community might be understood in light of the lived experience of pluralism in late modernity, particularly with respect to the so-called resurgence of religion. 

Curriculum vitae

Ph.D. University of St Andrews
M.A. Carleton University
M.W.S. Institute for Christian Studies
B.A. Calvin College

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • LUCSoR

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 1
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.04c


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