Dr. Karim Sadek
Freie Universität Berlin
EUME - Fellow 2014/15
Karim Sadek received his PhD in Philosophy from Georgetown University in August 2012. Since then, Karim served as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts and Humanities at the American University of Beirut (AUB), a Research Fellow at the Oxford Center of Islamic Studies, and taught Philosophy at AUB and Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. His research interests fall on the intersection between Critical Theory, democratic theory, and Islamic political thought.
As a EUME Fellow Karim will be completing a book manuscript with the title: “‘Arab Spring’”: Authoritarianism or Emancipation? Recognition, Islamic Identity, and Radically Democratic Islamic Politics”. In this book Karim conducts an intellectual rapprochement between contemporary Critical Theory and Islamic revivalist movements and political thought to establish the possibility and legitimacy of a radically democratic conception of Islamic politics, and clear the way for developing a characteristically Islamic critical social theory.