Julian Culp

Associate Professor of Philosophy
The American University of Paris

Julian Culp is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Program Coordinator for Philosophy, and Fellow of the Center for Critical Democracy Studies at The American University of Paris. Previously, he was a fellow in philosophy and political theory at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, where he received his Habilitation and PhD in philosophy. Culp also received postdoctoral fellowships from the Hoover Chair for Social and Economic Ethics of the Catholic University of Louvain and from the Centre for Ethics of the University of Toronto.

Culp is the author of Global Justice and Development (Palgrave, 2014) and Democratic Education in a Globalized World (Routledge, 2019), as well as of numerous articles in journals such as Philosophy Compass, Theory and Research in Education, Third World Quarterly and Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung. He was co-editor of the journal Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric from 2012 to 2021 and is co-editor of the book series Philosophy of Education – Debates and Constellations (Brill and Mentis) since 2021.

New Article on global educational justice

New Article on global educational justice

My article on global educational justice in The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Education (London: Routledge), edited by Randall Curren, came out in October of 2022.

Research Projects

Democratic School Education and the Crisis of Representative Democracy

In reaction to Donald Trump’s authoritarian-populist politics many political philosophers and philosophers of education have argued that certain, nationally oriented forms of democratic education within schools should play a central role in overcoming the contemporary crisis of representative democracy in the USA.

Contemporary European Democratic Theory

As Fellow of the Center for Critical Democracy Studies (AUP) I am organizing a lecture series on Contemporary European Democratic Theory that is running from Fall 2020 through Fall 2021.

Current Courses

PL 1099 Comparative Democratic Theory

In this course we survey a great variety of classic and contemporary theories, practices, and critiques of democracy, ranging from African conceptions of consensual democracy to Confucian critiques of political equality. The course pursues a “de-parochializing”...

LW/PL/PO 3910 Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship is a key concept of our digital age, expressing the hope that a humane use of digital technologies is possible. The course contrasts digital citizenship with political, environmental, and global conceptions citizenship, before studying the...

LW/PL/PO 3019 Global Justice

This course equips students to analyze (self-)critically three sets of questions about global justice. How should we think of the distributive inequalities across and between countries? What are the demands of global justice in contexts such as migration, climate change and race? Is the theorizing of global justice on the basis of liberal ideas about freedom and equality Western-centric?

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie
Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaften
Human Development & Capability Association
The Global Justice Network
North American Association of Philosophy and Education