Andrew Benjamin

Professor Andrew Benjamin

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2005
  • Section(s): Philosophy And History Of Ideas, History, European Languages And Cultures


Andrew Benjamin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Kingston University, London and Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought in the Department of Philosophy and the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization at Monash University. He holds a BA and MA from the Australian National University, a Diplome d’Etude Avancee from the University of Paris 7, France, and a PhD from the University of Warwick. He began his career as a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Warwick, UK, where he was later Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Philosophy and Literature. He has also been Visiting Professor of Architectural Theory at Columbia University, Visiting Critic at the Architectural Association in London, and Professor of Critical Theory in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University and at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is recurrent visiting professor at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London.

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