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Sojin Lee


PhD Student

Sojin Lee is engaged in philosophical enquiry into the idea of global competences. Her work builds on earlier research regarding human expressivity and its implications for politics and education. In 2019, she was awarded Chancellor’s International Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievements. Her research explores questions of expression in film and literature, with reference to the work of Stanley Cavell and Jacques Derrida.



MA (Distinction) Philosophy of Education – University College London

BA (1st Class) Education Studies – University College London

Research Areas

Philosophy of Education, Global Citizenship Education, Aesthetic education, Jacques Derrida, Cosmopolitanism


2023 “Education in the Closet” – in progress to be published at Clinical and Philosophical Pedagogy

Conference Presentations

March 2019 “Poetry and Thought: Overcoming Inexpressiveness”, annual conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

July 2017 “Learning from J.M Coetzee’s The Lives of Animals and its place in philosophical thinking”, International Philosophy of Education Conference, Tilos, Greece

Awards Received During Doctoral Studies

2019 Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarship