Wojciech T. Kaftanski
Postdoctoral Fellow and Communications Associate
Wojciech T. Kaftanski, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow and Communications Associate at the Human Flourishing Program. He was previously a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Program and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven, Belgium. He is the autor of “Kierkegaard, Mimesis, and Modernity: A Study of Imitation, Existence, and Affect" (forthcoming with Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, 2021). He is the guest editor of "Imagination in Kierkegaard and Beyond" (History of European Ideas, 2021). His research puts modern and contemporary thinkers in dialogue to advance the contemporary conversation on the role of imitation, imagination, and ethics for exemplarity and role modelling. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Australian Catholic University in Australia where he taught courses in philosophy and theology. Dr. Kaftanski has previously been a Visiting Scholar in the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at University of Copenhagen (2015) and a House Foundation Fellow at Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf (2011).