Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Theorie der Politik

Dr. Liesbeth Schoonheim

Postdoctoral researcher



Office hours:
By appointment via e-mail


e-mail: liesbeth.schoonheim (at)

Visiting Address

Universitätsstr. 3b, Room Nr. 126

Mailing Address

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Social Sciences
Unter den Lin­den 6
10099 Berlin


Personal Profile

Dr. Liesbeth Schoonheim is Postdoctoral researcher at the Research and teaching area Political Theory at Humboldt Universität. Previously, she was a junior postdoctoral research fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at KU Leuven, Belgium. She also held an appointment as a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, where she taught in political and social philosophy, ethics, and the relation of both disciplines to literature. Her PhD, which she obtained magna cum laude from KU Leuven, was funded by an FWO PhD-fellowship. Her dissertation, entitled ‘The Limits of Tragedy. Arendt’s Philosophy of Remembrance’, offers an Arendtian account of self-understanding—speaking directly to contemporary debates on subjectivity and agency. She has been a visiting researcher at Brighton University (CAPPE), DePaul University (Dept. Philosophy), Oxford (Dept. Politics and IR), and Humboldt-Universität (Sozialwissenschaften). She is particularly interested in themes on the intersection of political theory, social theory and feminism. She has published on questions regarding resistance, political violence, historiography and literature, and corporeality in, among others, Foucault Studies, History of  European Ideas, and Philosophy Today and she presented her work on numerous conferences abroad.

She is a member of the editorial board of Krisis, a journal of contemporary political and social philosophy, and a board member of SWIP-NL, the society for women in philosophy for Flanders and the Netherlands.







Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin



Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Universitätsstraße 3b
10117 Berlin