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Dr Lucie Mercier

Lecturer in Modern European Philosophy


I graduated from the University of Geneva and the London School of Economics and Political Science before completing my PhD in Philosophy at the CRMEP at Kingston University (2015), under the supervision of Peter Osborne and Etienne Balibar. After a research fellowship at the CRMEP, I joined the teaching team in 2018. 

Areas of specialism

  • 1960s French Structuralism and Epistemology
  • Philosophy of translation
  • Critical Race Philosophy and Postcolonialism
  • Michel Serres
  • Walter Benjamin
  • Frantz Fanon


  • PhD in Philosophy (CRMEP, Kingston University, 2015)
  • MA in Race and Postcolonial Studies (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2010)
  • BA in Philosophy and History (University of Geneva, 2008)


My philosophical interest spans twentieth-century French and German philosophy, with particular focus on 1960s French philosophy, the Frankfurt School, and the critical theories of race, blackness and postcolonialism. 

I am interested in the impact and philosophical stakes of the move of race and postcolonial concerns to the forefront of political thought. I am simultaneously developing this problematic into different directions: epistemologically, through the exploration of the relationships between critique and territoriality; historically through the standpoint provided by the 1960s moment of French philosophy (structuralism, epistemology and anthropology);  and more speculatively from the angle of the concept and philosophy of translation. 


Number of items: 9.


Mercier, Lucie and Tomlinson, George (2018) Modern European philosophy. The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 26(1), pp. 346-367. ISSN (print) 1077-4254

Mercier, Lucie Kim-Chi [Reviewer] (2016) Fanon's Pantheons. Book Review of 'What Fanon said : a philosophical introduction to his life and thought' by Lewis R. Gordon and 'Frantz Fanon, philosopher of the barricades' by Peter Hudis. Radical Philosophy, 198, pp. 44-46. ISSN (print) 0300-211X

Mercier, Lucie (2016) Conference report : Benjamin in Ramallah. Radical Philosophy(196), pp. 60-64. ISSN (print) 0300-211X

Mercier, Lucie (2016) Book Review of: 'Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon' by Barbara Cassin (ed.). Theory, Culture & Society, 33(7-8), pp. 355-360. ISSN (print) 0263-2764

Mercier, Lucie (2015) Introduction to Serres on transdisciplinarity. Theory, Culture & Society, 32(5-6), pp. 37-40. ISSN (print) 0263-2764

Book Section

Mercier, Lucie Kim-Chi (2019) Mathematical anamneses. In: Dolphijn, Rick, (ed.) Michel Serres and the crises of the contemporary. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 51-70. (Michel Serres and Material Futures) ISBN 9781350060692

Mercier, Lucie (2016) Negritude. In: Ness, Immanuel and Cope, Zac, (eds.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism. New York, U.S. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 893-900. ISBN 9780230392779

Conference or Workshop Item

Mercier, Lucie (2016) Traduction et histoire : entre relativisme et continuisme. In: La philosophie et son histoire : Un debat actuel; 15 - 17 Sep 2016, Geneva, Switzerland. (Unpublished)


Mercier, Lucie Kim-Chi (2015) The inside passage : translation as method and relation in Serres and Benjamin. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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