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Research and education information

I am Deputy Head of Department at the Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University. I am also co-editor of the peer reviewed political philosophy journal Res Publica and member of the board of the Danish Institute of Human Rights.

Research keywords

Political philosophy

Primary research areas

Multiculturalism, nationalism, immigration, freedom of speech, toleration, policies of recognition, secularism, freedom of religion

Current research

Freedom of religion, multiculturalism

Teaching

Political philosophy, applied ethics, normative ethics, meta-ethics

Curriculum

Member of the board of the Danish Institute for Human Rights since January 2017.

Deputy head of department at the Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, since April 2016.

Associate professor in practical philosophy at the Philosophy and Science Studies section, Roskilde University, from February 2010. Member of Research Group for Criminal Justice Ethics.

Co-editor (with Phil Cook) of Res Publica - A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy

Content link to Res Publica

Member of the program steering committee for the research program Cultural conditions underlying social change (SAMKUL) under the Norwegian Research Council since January 2014.

Previously:

Head of Philosophy and Science Studies, Roskilde University, from January 2012 to March 2016.

Research associate professor at the Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism, University of Copenhagen, February 2010 - December 2011, on the European Seventh Framework Program research project RESPECT - Towards a "Topography" of Tolerance and Equal Respect.

Assistant professor in philosophy at the University of Copenhagen February 2008 - January 2010, co-funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and the Department for Media, Cognition and Communication.

Postdoc at the Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism, University of Copenhagen, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation, 2007-2008.

Awarded the Ph.d. degree november 2006.

Ph.d. student in philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, 2003-2006. Supervisor: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen.

Teaching in philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, 2000 - 2003.

MA in philosophy from the University of Copenhagen, summer 2000.

 

Keywords

  • Philosophy, History of ideas, Religion. Theology
  • Political philosophy
  • Religion and politics
  • Secularism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nationalism
  • Toleration
  • Recognition
  • Immigration
  • Free speech
  • Citizenship
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • migration and integration
  • Law, Ethics
  • Justice
  • Legal philosophy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Economics, Politics
  • politics of identity
  • Political Theory

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2005 2018

Danskernes religiøse tolerance er blevet mindre

Lægaard, S., 8 May 2018, In : Kristeligt Dagblad.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Dom for kritisk udtalelse om Muhammed er ikke et forsvar for mulitikulturalisme

Lægaard, S., 6 Nov 2018

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Open Access

Filosof om OK18: Løhde handler imod den danske model

Lægaard, S., 13 Mar 2018, In : Politiken.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Hvad sker der, når vi diskuterer muslimers håndtryk?

Lægaard, S., 4 Sep 2018, Kristeligt Dagblad

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Open Access

Inclusion or Exclusion of Religion: What Does Secularism Require?

Lægaard, S., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Religion and Political Theory: Secularism, Freedom and the New Challenges of Religious Diversity. Seglow, J. & Shorten, A. (eds.). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Projects 2016 2020

GMR: Globalizing Minority Rights

Lægaard, S.

07/11/201631/12/2020

Project: Research

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Activities 2010 2018

Dansk filosofisk selskabs årsmøde 2018

Lægaard, S. (Participant)
2 Mar 20183 Mar 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Association for Social and Political Philosophy 2018 annual conference

Lægaard, S. (Participant)
21 Jun 201823 Jun 2018

Activity: Organisation and participation in conference

Netværket for menneskerettighedsforskere i Danmark (External organisation)

Lægaard, S. (Member)
Feb 2018 → …

Activity: Membership in committee, council, board

ECPR General Conference 2018

Lægaard, S. (Participant)
22 Aug 201825 Aug 2018

Activity: Organisation and participation in conference

Paper præsentation

Lægaard, S. (Speaker)
9 May 2018

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Trossamfund går sammen for at styrke religionens stemme

Sune Lægaard

07/12/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Hvem er Venstres sande liberale?

Sune Lægaard

16/11/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Flere danskere vælger borgerlige begravelser

Sune Lægaard

10/10/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Religion fylder stadigt mere i debat om statsborgerskab

Sune Lægaard

18/09/2018

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media