Geoffrey Levey

Associate Professor

Geoffrey Brahm Levey is an Associate Professor in Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Geoff's current research is in contemporary political theory, with special reference to multiculturalism, ethnicity, religion, nationalism, and citizenship. He was the foundation director of the UNSW Program in Jewish Studies.

From 2012-2616, Geoff was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. His fellowship project, 'An Australian Dilemma: Liberal Democracy, Cultural Diversity and the Quest for National Identity', investigatated what a national identity could mean where there is a culturally diverse citizenry and a commitment to liberal democratic values and institutions. 

He has held visiting fellowships at the Institute of Advanced Study of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, Brussels; Centre for the Study of Social Justice, University of Oxford; Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol, Uk; Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne; and Political Theory Program, Australian National University. Prior to his UNSW appointment, he held the Anna Biegun Warburg Junior Research Fellowship in Human and Social Sciences at the University of Oxford, Gold Meir Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Dean's Fellowship at Brown University. In Spring 2015, Geoff was a Robert Schuman Distinguished Scholar in the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence. In 2016-17, he held the Richard Hodder-Williams Visiting Fellowship, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, UK.   

Research Areas
Contemporary political theory, multiculturalism, ethnicity, religion, nationalism, and citizenship 

Current Research Projects

An Australian Dilemma: Liberal Democracty, Cultural Diversity and the Quest for National Identity
Australian Research Council Future Fellowship project

In Defence of Liberal Nationalism
A new monograph project  



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