Benda Hofmeyr is a philosopher working both in the Netherlands and in South Africa. After the completion of her doctoral thesis in Philosophy at the Radboud University Nijmegen (NL), she conducted research at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (NL) on the political dimension of art and cultural production. At present she is affiliated to the University of Pretoria (ZA) and the Radboud University Nijmegen (NL). Her current (Veni-) research is focussed on the conditions of possibility of ethical agency in Levinas and Kant. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious scholarships and awards and has published in a variety of fields including contemporary Continental philosophy, political and moral philosophy, art and cultural production.
24 March 2010 Exceptional Young Researcher Award, University of Pretoria