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 lecturer in philosophy and political theory at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, where he received his Habilitation and PhD in philosophy. Culp has held postdoctoral fellowships from the University of Toronto and the Catholic University of Louvain, and he has spent research stays at Duke and Princeton universities.

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 is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Democratic Education (CUP, 2023), the journal Analyse & Kritik – Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory (De Gruyter) and the book series Philosophy of Education – Debates and Constellations (Brill and Mentis).

The Cambridge Handbook of Democratic Education

The Cambridge Handbook of Democratic Education

What kind of education is needed for democracy? How can education respond to the challenges that current democracies face? This unprecedented Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the most important ideas, issues, and thinkers within democratic education. Its...

New Article: Global Educational Justice

New Article: 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.

Current Courses

HI/PL/PO 3091 The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory

2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the institutional home of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. In celebration of this event, this course studies the various historical phases of...

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...

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