Andreja Novakovic

Philosophy

Andreja Novakovic is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at University of California, Berkeley, and is affiliated with the Program in Critical Theory.  She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2012.  Before coming to UC Berkeley in 2019, she taught at the College of William & Mary, UC Riverside, and Humboldt University in Berlin.  She also serves as Book Review Editor for the SGIR Review of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism.

Her research interests are in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, with a focus on G.W.F. Hegel.  She is the author of Hegel on Second Nature in Ethical Life (Cambridge University Press, 2017), which concerns habit and reflection in Hegel’s practical philosophy, and has also published articles on Hegel’s anthropology and his philosophy of history.  She is currently working on a project about Hegel’s concept of experience, its role in the second part of the Phenomenology of Spirit, and its relevance to other parts of Hegel’s system, especially the Science of Logic.  She is additionally interested in Nietzsche, Frankfurt School Critical Theory, and feminist epistemology, especially standpoint theory.

In 2016 she was awarded the Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching (JET) Award from UC Riverside.  From 2021 – 2022 she will be Visiting Senior Research Fellow of the Research Center for Analytic German Idealism at the University of Leipzig in Germany.