University of Innsbruck, Austria
Laurin Mackowitz holds a PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck. His doctoral thesis analyzes critical and affirmative interpretations of the Exodus myth in the 20th century, demonstrating the ongoing importance of narratives in post-metaphysical philosophical and political reasoning. In the past two years he has been working at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada, and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck. His work is published in a monograph and several articles concerning the imagination and narration of collective identity, the critique of unjust globalization, the tactics of artistic activism, the performance of multiculturalism, and the spirituality of social movements. His most recent article is The Pitfalls of Territorial Belonging: Violence and Amnesia in the Homeland Metaphor (Lagos, 2019).