Iwona Janicka is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow with the French Department at the University of Warwick. She specialises in contemporary philosophical thought and comparative European literature. Her current research focuses on the concept of politics in non-anthropocentric frameworks. As a Gates Cambridge Scholar she completed her PhD in French at the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall, in 2014. Her doctoral project dealt with the concept of universality and social transformation in recent philosophical thought. She has been supported by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and Hertie-Stiftung.