Sandra Laugier is Professor of Philosophy at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France) and a Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. She has studied at the École Normale Supérieure and at Harvard University. She is Director of the Center for Contemporary Philosophy, Institut des sciences juridique et philosophique de la Sorbonne (UMR 8103, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/CNRS).
Professor Laugier has extensively published on ordinary language philosophy (Wittgenstein, Austin), moral philosophy (moral perfectionism, ethics of care), American philosophy (Cavell, Thoreau, Emerson), gender studies, popular culture (TV series), and more recently about democracy and civil disobedience: Pourquoi désobéir en démocratie? (2010), Le Principe Démocratie (2014), Antidémocratie (2017). She is the French translator of most of Stanley Cavell’s work.
She has been Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute (Berlin), Distinguished Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Visiting Professor at Pontifical University (Lima), and Visiting Professor “Chaire invitée” at the Facultés Saint-Louis (Bruxelles).
She is also a columnist at the French Journal Libération.