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Welcome to my site. I lecture and research in French Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. My main research interests are in contemporary French philosophy, with a focus on atheism, theology, ecology, (post)humanism and the New Materialisms. I have recently finished a book on the figure of the human being in contemporary French thought (Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres, Latour), and am currently writing the first comprehensive critical introduction to the thought of Michel Serres. At the moment, I am particularly interested to hear from graduate students who want to work on aspects of Serres’s thought.

I edit the international Crosscurrents monograph series for Edinburgh University Press.

I took my undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge (Jesus College), before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship (Magdalene College) and then a two-year university lectureship in French (Murray Edwards College), arriving in Melbourne in 2011.

Key research interests: Michel Serres, Bruno Latour, Catherine Malabou, Jean-Luc Nancy, Quentin Meillassoux, Paul Ricoeur, New Materialism, Theology, Ecology, Humanism, Posthumanity.

You can find meon twitter and, as well as at my Monash University page.

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  1. Peter Mondy

    Hi Dr Watkins
    i would like to read your books on contemporary French philosophy. Are they likely to be available in paperback in the near future?

    The online prices are quite high > $140 at the moment.

    Peter Mondy

    1. Christopher Watkin Post author

      Hi Peter, Thanks for your inquiry. Difficult Atheism is already available in paperback and on Kindle, and From Plato to Postmodernism is in paperback. I’m afraid that the others are just in hardback at this time.

      1. Peter Mondy

        Thanks for the response.

        I would read your books if they were reasonably priced.

        However I can’t afford to both live and read books that cost over $100 each, some of the paperbacks which are priced below that might be an option???

        It’s a pity I think your work deserves an audience outside of academia. Your ideas and perspectives on ontology and deconstruction seem important.

        I’ll see if I can borrow a copy from a library.


        Peter Mondy Sent from my iPhone


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