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Ponni Arasu
Global Encounters
Social and Cultural Anthropology

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Global Encounters Fellowship

Affiliation: Centre for Asian and Oriental Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology; host: Professor Karin Polit

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): Oktober 2023 - September 2024

Research Project: "Goddess Worship as resistance, identity and everyday life within global encounters of Indentured Tamil Women"

Research Areas: South Asian Studies, Tamil Studies, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Critical Caste Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Historical Ethnography

Publications

1. Co-written with Sarala Emmanuel. ‘ “Attempting to commit offences”: Protectionism, surveillance and moral policing of queer women in Sri Lanka’ in *South Asian Popular Culture Special Issue *on LGBTQ Popular Cultures in Contemporary South Asia and its Diasporas: Queer Lives in the Times of New Authoritarianisms. 2023. (Forthcoming)

 

2. Co-written with Vijayalakshmi Segar and Sarala Emmanuel. “Collective
organising for rights among women living with disabilities in Sri Lanka” in
Springer Handbook on 'Sex, gender and health: Perspectives from South Asia'. 2023. (Forthcoming)


 3. "*Women’s collective food growing in Sri Lanka: Growing alternatives
and Feeding Hope”. Analytical report commissioned by the Law and Society Trust, Colombo with support from the Culinaria Research Centre, University of Toronto, Scarborough. 2022

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Activities at the College of Fellows: Lunch Talk: Tamil Thanmai: A historical ethnography of public political lives in Tamilnadu (1950-70) and "Goddess Worship as resistance, identity and everyday life within global encounters of Indentured Tamil Women" (6. Dezember 2023)

About: Dr. Ponni Arasu is a feminist researcher, historian, activist, legal practitioner, translator and theatre artist hailing from Chennai and currently based in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. She is trained in History at the University of Delhi, the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Toronto. Her academic work is on historical ethnographies of contemporary India, with specific focus on social movements such as the Dravidian movement and the women's movement(s). Her PhD research has led her to propose a theoretical framework and methodology called TamilThanmai. She has done research in India and Sri Lanka on the realities of those marginalised on the grounds of their gender, sexuality, caste, class, language, labour, ability, ethnicity, religion etc. for the past twenty years. Her research emerges from and feeds back into movements for social change that she is a part of. She has taught entire courses and guest lectures in the disciplines of history, South Asian studies, Tamil studies, women and gender studies, Caribbean studies and anthropology at the University of Toronto - Canada, University of Minnesota - USA, University of Tubingen - Germany, the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka, the Tata Institute of Social Studies, Azim Premji University and the University of Pune in India. She has been evolving pedagogic methods of teaching the history and contemporary realities of Sri Lanka with a focus on rigorous research methodology and critical thinking in non-formal and yet consistent teaching spaces to Tamil-speaking students from all over Sri Lanka. This has taken the form of the “Ezhuval: for young women and social change” that she has designed and co-teaches, hosted at the Church of the American Ceylon Mission, Batticaloa. For the past three years she has undertaken research projects in Sri Lanka including on women farmers' collectives; lives and movements for change of women living with disabilities in eastern Sri Lanka; the present realities of LGBTQIA+ individuals and on the status of sex workers. She has produced theatre work with collaborators in India and Sri Lanka on a range of issues which are grounded in using the arts to further the important process of making realities of the marginalised visible and accessible to all. Ponni is also a trained expressive arts therapist practicing primarily in Tamil among women and queer folks from marginalised communities in India and Sri Lanka. She is the Arts and Catalyst Fellowship holder for 2023 at the Studio for Movement Arts and Therapies in Bangalore. She is currently a Global Encounters fellow at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tubingen pursuing research on the life of the goddess Mariamman among descendants of largely Dalit indentured workers in Port of Spain, Trinidad and among rural communities in Tamilnadu. She hopes to bring her proposed concept of TamilThanmai as theory and method to this work.

Laurie Atkinson
Humboldt
Englisch

Fellow Profil

Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Affiliation: University of Tübingen, academic host: Prof. Dr Matthias Bauer

Stay in Tübingen  (from - until): April 2022-November 2024

Research Project: Co-creative networks in early English literary print

Research Areas: Early modern English literature; English literary publications 1476-1557; History of the Book (manuscript and print) and the evolution of paratexts; late medieval English and Scottish literature; conceptions of authorship; autobiographical writing

Publications: Eine Liste der Publikationen gibt es hier.

Contact: laurie.atkinsonspam prevention@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: College of Fellows Humboldt Lecture: "Co-Creativity in Early English Literary Print" (22. November 2023)

About: Laurie Atkinson completed his PhD at Durham University in 2021. He afterwards provided research as an MHRA Postdoctoral Research Associate for the new Cambridge University Press edition of the complete works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Laurie is now a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tübingen, where he works on early English literary print. His monograph, Ideas of Authorship in the English and Scottish Dream Vision: Skelton, Dunbar, Hawes, Douglas, is scheduled for publication with Boydell & Brewer in March 2024.

Smith B. Babiaka
Humboldt
Chemie

Fellow Profile

Fellowship: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Research Fellowship

Affiliation (host insitution, host scholar): Department of Microbial Bioactive Compounds, Interfaculty Institute for Microbiology and Infection Medicine, Univeristy of Tübingen; Prof. Dr. Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt and Dr. Chambers C. Hughes

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): September 2022 – September 2025

Research Project: Discovery of novel marine natural products from sponges

Research Areas: Natural Product Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry

Publications: Eine Liste der Publikationen gibt es hier.

Contact: babiakasmith2009spam prevention@gmail.com, babiaka.smithspam prevention@ubuea.cm

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "Natural Product-Based Discovery of Novel Lead Compounds From Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems" (10. Januar 2024)

About: Smith B. Babiaka is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, University of Buea (Cameroon), where he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2019. He has been granted the following awards and honors to support his research: Lhasa, UK, for the construction of Southern Africa natural product databases in January 2013-July 2017, ARISE PhD mobility grant in 2017 to atUniversity of Nairobi, Kenya, MINESUP research grant in 2018, AGNES Junior researcher grant in 2019, ACS best poster award in March 2023. He has served as a consultant at the Agro-Ecohealth Unit, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Cotonou, Benin in 2019. He holds several editorial board appointments and is a reviewer of manuscripts from more than ten journals. For examples, Frontiers in Pharmacology (Frontiers), Frontiers in Natural Products (Frontiers), Physical Sciences Reviews (DE GRUYTER), Phytochemistry (ACS), ACS Omega (ACS), and ChemistrySelect (WILEY). He is a member of several scientific organisations like ACS, RSC, INPST etc. Since 2021, he is a Georg Forster Alexander von Humboldt and Georg Forster-Bayer Research Fellow, at the University of Tübingen, Germany where he is searching for novel microbial natural products with interesting antibacterial activity.

Personal Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5heMRJoAAAAJ&hl=enhttps://loop.frontiersin.org/people/912704/overview

Eva Falaschi
Global Encounters
Philologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Global Encounters Fellowship

Affiliation: Philosophische Fakultät, Philologisches Seminar ;host: Prof. Dr. Anja Wolkenhauer

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): April 2023 - März 2024

Research Project: “Natural Histories in a Global Perspective. Pliny, Oviedo and the Americas: An Ancient Encyclopedia as a Model to Transfer and Transmit Knowledge”

Research Areas: Latin and Greek Literature, Classical Philology, Early Modern Literature, Classical Archaeology

Publications

Περιηγηταί nel mondo antico. Usi e interpretazioni del termine in una prospettiva cronologica (Studi e Ricerche). Milano: LED, 2021.

E. Falaschi, G. Adornato, A. Poggio (eds.), Περὶ γραφικῆς. Pittori, tecniche, trattati, contesti tra testimonianze e ricezione. Milano: LED, 2019.

Plutarch and Pliny the Elder: Rome, art and artworks. In K. Jażdżewska, F. Doroszewski (eds.), Plutarch and His Contemporaries: Sharing the Roman Empire (Brill’s Plutarch Studies), Leiden: Brill (forthcoming).

The Hermoglyphos Pason and the Enigma of a Stone: Arist. Metaph. 9.8.1050a and its commentaries, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 116.3 (2023), 797-812.

Biografie, trattati e letteratura artistica: problemi di genere e di frammenti. Per una edizione della Kunstgeschichte (FGrHist IV), ASNP 5 ser., 13.1 (2021), 63-89.

More than Words. Restaging Protogenes' Ialysus. The Many Lives of an Artwork between Greece and Rome. In G. Adornato, I. Bald Romano, G. Cirucci, A. Poggio (eds.), Restaging Greek Artworks in Roman Times, 173-190. Milano: LED, 2018.

 

More publications here.

Contact: eva.falaschi@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de; eva.falaschi@gmail.com

Activities at the College of Fellows:

Global Encounters Lecture: "Natural Histories in a Global Perspective. Pliny, Oviedo and America: An Ancient Encyclopaedia as a Model to Transfer and Transmit Knowledge" (23. Januar 2024)

About:

Eva Falaschi holds a diploma and Ph.D. in archaeology from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and a Master of Arts in Classics from the University of Pisa. From 2014 to 2020, she was a research fellow at the Scuola Normale, working on the reception of Greek art in Roman Imperial literature and, in particular, in Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia. Between 2021 and 2022, her project on art treatises and artists’ biographies in ancient times was funded by the Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University), the James Loeb Gesellschaft / Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (München), and the Getty Research Institute. Her Global Encounters research aims at a historical analysis of global knowledge formation. It examines the impact of Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia (c. AD 70) on the understanding and global transmission of America’s natural history in the 16th century.

Personal Website:

ORCID: 0000-0002-0609-5827
Global Encounters Website
OltrePlinio website: www.oltreplinio.it/eva-falaschi/
Academia: sns.academia.edu/EvaFalaschi
Researchgate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Eva-Falaschi

Stefano Floris
Humboldt
Archäologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Research Fellowship

Affiliation (host insitution, host scholar): Biblisch-Archäologisches Institut; Prof. Dr. Jens Kamlah

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): Juni 2022 - Mai 2024

Research Project: By the Sea: A Comparative Study of Cremation Rituals as Markers of “Phoenician Identity” from the Levant to Sardinia

Research Areas: Mediterranean Archaeology; Phoenician and Punic Archaeology

Publications: Books
    1. Floris Stefano, Il tofet di Tharros (= Collezione di Studi Fenici, 52), Roma: CNR Edizioni, 2022, 404 pp. (ISBN: 978 88 8080 532 8 [print edition]; ISBN: 978 88 8080 533 5 [electronic edition]);
Publications in Journals
    3. Floris Stefano, From the Levant to Sardinia, via North Africa and Cyprus. Some remarks on the stone thrones known as “stepped altars” from the Tophet of Tharros, in Cartagine. Studi e Ricerche, n. 8/2023, doi: 10.13125/caster/5573 (http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/caster/);
    4. Floris Stefano [corresponding author] – Amadasi Guzzo Maria Giulia, A new inscribed stele from the tophet of Nora. A note on the Punic votive stone monuments reused in the church of Sant’Efisio (Pula, Sardinia), in Rivista di Studi Fenici, n. 50/2022 [2023], pp. 197-218 (https://open.rstfen.cnr.it/index.php/rsf/article/view/184); 
    5. Floris Stefano, Gli scavi di Gennaro Pesce nella collina di Su Murru Mannu e la scoperta del tofet di Tharros, in Del Vais C. – Fariselli A.C. (edd.), Gennaro Pesce in Sardegna: vent’anni di ricerche e scavi archeologici fra Nuragici, Punici e Romani. Atti del Convegno (Ravenna, 10-11 dicembre 2019) (= Byrsa. Scritti sull'antico Oriente mediterraneo, n. 37-38/2020), Lugano 2021, pp. 77-102;
    6. Floris Stefano, Le raffigurazioni della fauna marina nel Mediterraneo centrale punico: documentazione materiale e valore simbolico, in Progressus n. 2/2019, pp. 29-46 (https://www.rivistaprogressus.it/?numero-rivista=numero-ii-2019);
    7. Francesco Belfiori – Floris Stefano [corresponding author] – Melania Marano, “Sacra Tharrhica Project”: Preliminary Results of 3D Virtual Reconstruction of the Punic-Roman Sacred Areas of Tharros, Sardinia, in Open Archaeology, n. 5/2019, pp. 553-562 (https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/opar-2019-0034/html);
    8. Floris Stefano, Per un bestiario di Tharros punica: iconografie animali dipinte sulla ceramica vascolare dalla collina di Su Murru Mannu, in Incontri di filologia classica n. 17/2017-2018 [2019], pp. 113-134 (https://www.openstarts.units.it/collections/a50100b1-c1fc-4ca1-9e9c-9b0fdcc8c684);
    9. Floris Stefano, Riflessi di iconografie cartaginesi nei temi zoomorfi e fitomorfi della pittura vascolare tharrense in età punica, in Proceedings of the International Congress "Cartagine fuori da Cartagine: mobilità nordafricana nel Mediterraneo centro-occidentale fra VIII e II sec.a.C. (Ravenna. 30th November – 1st December 2018)" (= Byrsa. Scritti sull'antico Oriente mediterraneo, n. 33-34/2018), Lugano 2018, pp. 133-171;
    10. Floris Stefano, Gli strumenti agricoli nel mondo punico: inventario preliminare, in Byrsa. Scritti sull'antico Oriente mediterraneo, n. 29-30/2016, 31-32/2017, pp. 145-170;
    11. Floris Stefano, Architettura templare a Tharros – II. Il "Tempio a pianta di tipo semitico" e il "Tempio di Demetra", in Ocnus. Quaderni della Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici, n. 24/2016, pp. 47-64;
    12. Floris Stefano, Architettura templare a Tharros – I. Il Tempio monumentale o Tempio delle semicolonne doriche fra tarda punicità e romanizzazione: ipotesi ricostruttiva, in Byrsa. Scritti sull'antico Oriente mediterraneo, n. 25-26/2014, 27-28/2015 [2016], pp. 39-80;
Conference and Congress Proceedings
    13. Floris Stefano, I motivi antropomorfi nella pittura vascolare di Tharros in età punica: note su alcuni esempi da Su Murru Mannu, in Proceedings of the IXth International Congress of Phoenician and Punic Studies. Un viaje entre el Oriente y el Occidente del Mediterraneo y sus periferias (Mérida, 21 – 26 October 2018) (= MYTRA, Monografías y Trabajos de Arqueología, 5), Mérida 2020, pp. 1273-1284 (ISBN: 978-84-09-23034-1);
Book Chapters
    14. Floris Stefano, Il Tempio monumentale di Tharros, in Del Vais C. – Guirguis M. – Stiglitz A. (eds.), Il tempo dei Fenici. Incontri in Sardegna dall'VIII al III sec. a.C., Nuoro 2020, pp. 288-291 (ISBN: 978-88-6202-375-7);
    15. Floris Stefano, Il tofet di Tharros, in Del Vais C. – Guirguis M. – Stiglitz A. (eds.), Il tempo dei Fenici. Incontri in Sardegna dall'VIII al III sec. a.C., Nuoro 2020, pp. 330-333 (ISBN: 978-88-6202-375-7);
    16. Floris Stefano, Bibliografia di Giovanni Garbini, in Callieri P. – Fariselli A.C. (eds.), «E non appassisca il tuo germoglio spontaneo». Studi fenici e punici in ricordo di Giovanni Garbini (= Biblioteca di «Byrsa». Nuova Serie. Scritti sull’antico Oriente mediterraneo, 11), Lugano 2019, pp. 11-61 (ISBN: 978-88-97461-17-0);

Contact: ste.florisspam prevention@hotmail.it

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture Series: "History of a Punic City, seen from its Tophet: a Sardinian Perspective" (7. Februar 2024)

About: After studying Classics and Archaeology at the University of Bologna, I earned my doctorate at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with a thesis on the “Tophet”-type Phoenician sanctuary of Tharros (West Sardinia). I participated in archaeological missions in Italy, Armenia, Tunisia and Lebanon and I am Field Director of the “Tophet of Bithia (Domus de Maria, South Sardinia) Archaeological Project” led by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Since June 2022, I have been a Humboldt Postdoc Research Fellow at the Biblisch-Archäologisches Institut at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. My research focuses on Phoenician and Punic Archaeology, with a specific focus on burial customs between the Levant and the Central Mediterranean.

Personal Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2638-444X; https://uni-tuebingen.academia.edu/StefanoFloris 

Lorena Grigoletto
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: College of Fellows (Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies)

Affiliation: Intercultural Studies; Collège International de Philosophie of Paris; Academy of Fine Arts of Naples; host: Dr Niels Weidtmann

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): Mai 2023 – April 2024

Research Project: Nature, sign, image. Reconfiguration of the Imaginary and Scopic Regimes in post-colonial Mexico (1910-1930)

Research Areas: History of Philosophy, Aesthetics, Semiotics of art, Phenomenology of the image, Postcolonial studies.

Publications

Books
Grigoletto, L. (2022): Lógoi. Sul sentiero “orfico-pitagorico” di María Zambrano (Lógoi. On the “Orphic-Pythagorean” path of María Zambrano). Milan. Mimesis. 236 pp.

 

Grigoletto, L. ed. (2019): Voci scalze. Declinazioni dell’opera letteraria nel mondo iberico e iberoamericano (Barefoot voices. Declinations of literary works in the Iberian and Ibero-American world), «Pagine inattuali. Rivista di Filosofia e letteratura», Salerno, Arcoiris edizioni. 

 

Selection of articles
    2023: An art for art: an apology for transparency. In: Seen/Unseen (bilingual edition), Ed. Lenk, B. (Dortmund: Verlag Kettler).
    2023: “Serbatoi celesti”. La foresta come dispositivo di riconfigurazione dello spazio urbano (“Heavenly Reservoirs”. Forest as device for reconfiguring urban space). In: «Mechane. Rivista di filosofia e antropologia della tecnica», n. 4, January 2023.
    2023: Metamorphoriázūsai. Mimicry delle piante e trasduzione + Fiaba estetica: La pianta abitata e l’onagro celeste (Metamorphoriázūsai. Plant mimicry and transduction + Aesthetic fairy tale: The inhabited plant and the celestial onager). In: «PHT (Perfomative Thinking in Humanities)», Ed. R. Diana, n. 3; 55-80; «RTH», n. 10. . ISSN: 2284-0184.

    2017: L’architettura dell’acqua. Alcune riflessioni su pittura e filosofia in Ramón Gaya e María Zambrano (The Architecture of Water. Some reflections on painting and philosophy in Ramón Gaya and María Zambrano). In: «Rocinante. Rivista di filosofia iberica, iberoamericana e interculturale», n. 10, Naples, Italy, 2017, 19-32. ISSN: 2531-6451.

 

More publications here.

Contact: lorena.grigolettospam prevention@cof.uni-tuebingen.de; lorigrigolettospam prevention@gmail.com

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the Focus Group 'Intercultural Studies', participation and organisation of workshops, attending lectures and seminars, writing and publishing articles

About: Lorena Grigoletto holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Naples Federico II in cotutelle with the University of Seville. She has gained experience studying and collaborating with various foreign universities and research centres, including the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She is the author of several articles and a monography devoted mainly to the link between ethics and aesthetics and between the aesthetic cognitive paradigm and the scientific paradigm in Spanish and Hispano-American thought. Her professional training has developed along two lines, privileging, in addition to the theoretical humanistic sphere, the artistic one and creative writing. In this direction, for some time now, she has launched, in collaboration with an academic journal of education and philosophy the Märchenphilosophie Transcode Project. Since 2019 she has been an adjunct lecturer in Semiotics of Art and Phenomenology of the Image at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and since 2022 she has been Director of a research programme at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris. She is currently developing a research project on the question of “nature” and its representation, especially in painting, as a means of reconfiguring the imaginary in post-colonial Mexico.

Madalina Guzun
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: Intercultural Studies, host: Dr Niels Weidtmann

Research Project: The Foreigner of Languages: Heidegger and Waldenfels at the Encounter of the Arabic World

Research Areas: Phenomenology, Contemporary French philosophy, Greek philosophy, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: madalina.guzun@cof.uni-tuebingen.de 

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the Focus Group 'Intercultural Studies'

About: My study in philosophy began at the Universtity of Bucharest (Romania) (2008 – 2011). After an Erasmus semester (2010) at the University of Bourgogne (France), I graduated with a Bachelor thesis on Heidegger and Plato. Throughout the Master’s program Erasmus Mundus Europhilosophie (2011 – 2013) I then studied at the University of Toulouse Jean-Jaures (France), Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) and Charles University in Prague (The Czech Republic). The Master’s thesis laid the foundation for my book Eternal Return and the Metaphysics of Presence. A Critical Reading of Heidegger’s Nietzsche (Traugott Bautz Verlag, 2014). Throughout my academic endeavor, as well as through the lived experience of dwelling in foreign languages, my research crystallized itself around the question of language. The doctoral thesis that I carried out in a co-tutelle at Paris-Sorbonne University and Bergische Universität Wuppertal (2013 – 2017), Thinking about λόγος and Translation in Martin Heidegger and beyond (originally in French), was supervised by Prof. Peter Trawny and Prof. Emmanuel Cattin, and it was awarded the highest degree, Summa cum laude (Paris, November 2017). Thereafter I worked as a researcher (2018 – 2020) in the project Finitude and Meaning. Phenomenological Perspectives on History in the Light of the Paul Ricœur – Jan Patočka Relationship, in collaboration with Prof. Ovidiu Stanciu and Dr. Paul Marinescu at the Institute of Philosophy Alexandru Dragomir (Bucharest), and I began my teaching activity at the University of Bucharest (2019 – 2020). At the same time, I engaged in a new field of research through the Master’s program (2019 – 2021) The Islamic Space: Societies, Cultures, Mentalities (Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest). Currently (2021 – 2022) I am working on the research project The Foreigner of Languages: Heidegger and Waldenfels at the Encounter of the Arabic World, as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the College of Fellows, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

Project: My project explores the role that foreign language plays in the constitution of the foreign as such. The main questions I investigate are the following: Is the foreign language one form of foreignness among others or does it have a privilege by virtue of which it distinguishes itself from other types of foreignness? What are the implications of a foreign language for the matter of belonging? And, finally, what are the theoretical consequences of the encounter with the manner in which another cultural realm than our own conceives alterity? The research I lead is divided, thus, into a conceptual part on one hand, in which I pursue these questions through a critical reading of the works of Martin Heidegger and Bernhard Waldenfels. On the other hand, my project aims to pursue this philosophical research by bringing into a dialogue our philosophical concept of the foreign and the way in which the Arabic world conceived it with regard to language in the early epoch of Islam. In the aftermath of this endeavor, I develop a hermeneutical analysis of this dialogue, asking whether the words designating the “foreign”, the “stranger” and the “alien” are mutually translatable from one culture to another. My goal is to find out if a foreign language only reveals us a form of alterity among others or if it leads us to acknowledge a “structural” form of historicity, that touches upon the very phenomenon of the foreign (das Fremde) itself. Thus, by means of addressing different figures of the foreign, I try to think the contemporary intercultural situation, on the one hand, and to gain a horizon for a future research on the problem of the foreign in the modern and contemporary Islamic space, on the other.

Websites: https://phenomenology.ro/current-members/

Asia Kalinichenko
Humboldt
Chemie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Philipp Schwartz-Initiative der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Affiliation (host institution, host scholar): Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Dr. Nicolae Barsan

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): April 2023 – März 2025

Research Project: AI-enabled, novel, reagentless analytical method for monitoring contaminants in edible oils and rapid quality assessment

Research Areas: Gas sensors and their application for food analysis; Food chemistry; Chemical data science, including data mining and deep machine learning.

Publications
1.    Kalinichenko A. Electronic nose combined with chemometric approaches to assess authenticity and adulteration of sausages by soy protein / A. Kalinichenko, L. Arseniyeva // Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. – 2020. – Vol. 303. – No. 127250. – P. 1-10.
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0925400519314492
2.    Kalinichenko A.A. Intelligent multisensor system for analytical control of sausages / A.A. Kalinichenko, L.U. Arseniyeva // Methods and Objects of Chemical Analysis. – 2019. – Vol. 14. – No. 2. – P. 57-72. 
 http://www.moca.net.ua/en/19/14_2_1m.html 
3.    Kalinichenko A.A. Feature extraction methods for electronic nose responses / A.A. Kalinichenko, L.U. Arseniyeva, U.P. Butsenko // Methods and Objects of Chemical Analysis. – 2017. – Vol. 12. – No. 3. – P. 112-122. 
www.moca.net.ua/en/17/12_3_2m.html 

Contact: asya.kalinichenkospam prevention@ipc.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture "Food safety and quality assessment using gas sensors and chemometrics: the edible oils case" (10. Januar 2024)

About: Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry of Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, and an associate professor at the Department of Foodstuff Expertise at the National University of Food Technology (NUFT) in Kyiv, Ukraine.  
In 2011 I received a B.Eng. degree at the Faculty of Chemistry at Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Ukraine, followed by an M.Tech. degree from the National University of Food Technologies in 2012. In 2021, I successfully defended my Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with a thesis titled “Intelligent Multisensor System for Identification and Quality Assessment of Food Products”. 
In 2012 I started my teaching career as an assistant professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry of NUFT and then worked in the same position at the Department of Foodstuff Expertise. In September 2021 I was appointed as associate professor at NUFT. I was a lecturer and course author for "Instrumental methods of analysis: express methods", "Food allergens"; course co-author for "Chemical and biological sensors"; in charge with lab and practical works for "Analytical chemistry", "Food quality and safety control", etc. 

I started my research career, which is focused on the application of artificial intelligence and analytical sensors to food analysis, during my PhD studies. I performed my research work as senior research scientist between 2015 and 2018, I supervised the "Identification, quality and safety assessment of food products using sensor systems with artificial intelligence" research project, which was financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Since 2022 I am a reviewer for Journal of Chemistry and Technologies and Ukrainian Journal of Food Science. 

Abbed Kanoor
Global Encounters
Philosophie

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: Global Encounters Fellowship

Research Project: Zwischen. Über die Erfahrung der interkulturellen Situation

Research Areas: French and German Philosophy, Phenomenology

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: abbed.kanoor@cof.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of CoF Focus Group 'Intercultural Studies'; moderator at the lecture 'Recht auf Exil'; organizer of the workshop 'Métissage'; Section Moderation at GIP Annual Conference 2021

About Abbed: Dr. Abbed Kanoor holds a PhD from the Universities of Paris IV La Sorbonne and Bergische Universität Wuppertal. His research interests include German and French phenomenology, philosophy of interculturality, philosophical anthropology, and philosophy of culture. In his current research project „Zwischen. Über die Erfahrung der interkulturellen Situation“ he is working on a phenomenological approach to interculturality and, related to this, on a philosophical approach to the question of intercultural identity.

Hyunjin Kim
Lunch Talk
Geowissenschaften

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation (host insitution, host scholar): Environmental Biotechnology Group, Department of Geosciences

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): März 2023 bis Februar 2025

Research Project: Power to Protein

Research Areas: Environmental biotechnology: anaerobic fermentation process for producing caproic acid, ecology studies of biogas reactors, omics studies for the methanogen, techno-economic analysis for the bio-succinic acid production, and single-cell protein production by fixing carbon dioxide with renewable energy

Publications: Publikationen von Hyunjin Kim finden Sie hier.

Contact: hyunjin.kimspam prevention@mnf.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Fellow Lunch Talk on "Acetate to Protein: Conversion of Simple Chemicals to Feeding the World" (1. Februar 2024)

About: I’m working as a postdoc in the Environmental Biotechnology Group at the University of Tübingen with a Humboldt fellowship. My research topic is developing processes for making valuable products (such as fuels, chemicals, and protein) from waste materials. I received my Ph.D. from Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, working on the chain elongation process for producing caproic acid from useless biomass. I am currently researching protein production from acetate that is produced by fixing carbon dioxide with renewable energy.

Personal Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hyunjin-Kim-5

Riccardo Marin
Humboldt
Informatik

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Research Fellowship

Affiliation (host insitution, host scholar): University of Tuebingen, Tubingen AI center

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): 01. Juni 2022 - ongoing

Research Project: Functional shape matching for implicit representations

Research Areas: Computer vision, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, 3D shape analysis, Virtual Humans

Publications: A list of his publications can be found here.

Contact: rmarinvrspam prevention@gmail.com

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "Connecting the (Digital) Dots: Studying relations in 3D geometries for human virtualization" (7. Februar 2024)

About: Riccardo Marin has obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Verona. He has been a Post Doctoral researcher at Sapienza University of Rome, and now at the AI Center of the University of Tübingen in the Real Virtual Humans Group. He is a Member of the ELLIS Society, a Humboldt Fellow, and is now funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. His research focuses on 3D Shape Analysis, Geometric Deep Learning, and Virtual Humans.

Personal Website: https://riccardomarin.github.io/

Àlex Mas-Sandoval
Global Encounters
Archäologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Global Encounters Fellowship, short term

Affiliation: Institute for Archaeological Sciences (INA,) Archaeo- and Paleogenetics Group, Cosimo Posth

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): Six short stays from June 2023 - March 2024

Research Project: Social inequalities and population genetic structure across time and space

Research Areas: Population genetics, genetic anthropology
Publications

Publications

  • Mas-Sandoval, A.; Sara, M.; Fumagalli, M.  (2022). The genomic footprint of socioeconomic stratification in admixing American populations. bioRxiv doi.org/10.1101/2022.11.16.516754
  • Mas-Sandoval, A., Jin, C., Fracassetti, M., & Fumagalli, M. (2022). ngsJulia: population genetic analysis of next-generation DNA sequencing data with Julia language. F1000Research, 11(126), 126. doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.104368.2
  • Mas-Sandoval, A.; Pope, N.S.; Nielsen, K.N.; Altinkaya, I.; Fumagalli, M.; Korneliussen, T.S. (2022). Fast and accurate estimation of multidimensionalsite frequency spectra from low-coverage high-throughput sequencing data. GigaScience, 11. doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giac032
  • Arauna, L.R., Bergstedt, J.; Choin, J; Mendoza-Revilla, J; Harmant, C; Roux, M; Mas-Sandoval, A; Lémée, L; Colleran, H; François, A; Valentin, F; Cassar, O; Gessain, A; Quintana-Murci, L; Patin, E (2022). The genomic landscape of contemporary western Remote Oceanians. Current Biology 32, 1-11. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.08.055
  • Versulys, T.M.M; Mas-Sandoval, A.; Flintham, E.O.; Savolainen, V. (2021). Why do we pick similar mates, or do we? Biology Letters, 17. doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2021.0463
  • Castro e Silva, M. A.; Nunes, K.; Lemes, R. B.; Mas-Sandoval, A.; Guerra Amorim, C. E.; Krieger, J. E.; Mill, J. G.; Salzano, F. M.; Bortolini, M. C.; Pereira, A. C.; Comas, D.; Hünemeier, T. (2020). Genomic insight into the origins and dispersal of the Brazilian coastal natives. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(5), 2372–2377. doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1909075117
  • Mas-Sandoval, A.; Arauna, L. R.; Gouveia, M. H.; Barreto, M. L.; Horta, B. L.; Lima-Costa, M. F.; Pereira, A. C.; Salzano, F. M.; Hünemeier, T.; Tarazona-Santos E.; Bortolini M. C.; Comas, D. (2019). Reconstructed lost Native American populations from Eastern Brazil are shaped by differential Jê/Tupi ancestry. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz161
  • Secolin, R.; Mas-Sandoval, A.; Arauna, L. R.; Torres, F. R.; de Araujo, T. K.; Santos, M. L.; Rocha, C. S.; Carvalho, B.S.; Cendes, F.; Lopes-Cendes, I.; Comas, D. (2019). Distribution of local ancestry and evidence of adaptation in admixed populations. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 13900. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-50362-2
  • Arauna, L. R.; Mendoza-Revilla, J.; Mas-Sandoval, A.; Izaabel, H.; Bekada, A.; Benhamamouch, S.; Fadhlaoui-Zid K.; Pierre Zalloua P.; Hellenthal G, Comas, D. (2016). Recent historical migrations have shaped the gene pool of Arabs and Berbers in North Africa. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 34(2), 318–329. doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msw218

Contact: alex.massandovalspam prevention@unibo.it

Activities at the College of Fellows:

Talk at College of Fellows; Global Encounters Lecture: "The genetic footprint of racial and gender hierarchies" (12. Dezember 2023)

About:

Àlex Mas-Sandoval is a population geneticist that studies how evolutionary processes driven by social structure and cultural changes impact the genetic diversity of populations. He got his PhD at the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF), in Barcelona, and at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre. There he focused on the reconstruction of the precolonial demographic history from admixed populations of Brazil. Then, during a Postdoc at Imperial College London, he studied how social hierarchies constrain the mating patterns and the admixture dynamics of the populations of the Americas. As a postdoctoral researcher at Università di Bologna, he is focused on understanding the socioeconomic factors that drive assortative mating in these populations.

Dr. Mas-Sandoval is currently a short-term visiting researcher at Universität Tübingen in the framework of the Global Encounters platform, aiming to disentangle how social inequalities and population stratification have impacted a wide range of populations across time and space.

Tetjana Midjana
Humboldt
Deutsche Sprache und Literatur

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Philipp Schwarz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Affiliation (host insitution, host scholar): Institute of Rhetoric, Prof. Joachim Knape

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): from 1999 – until 2005, since April 2022

Research Project: Periphrase from 1999 – until 2005, Rhetoric of presidential war speeches in the war of aggression against Ukraine, since April 2022

Research Areas: Stylistics, Textual Linguistics, Rhetoric

Publications: Eine vollständige Liste der Publikationen gibt es hier.

Contact: tetjana.midjanaspam prevention@web.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "Die Kriegsrhetorik von Wolodymyr Selenskyj und Wladimir Putin und ihre besonderen Merkmale" (13. Dezember 2023)

About: Tetjana Midjana studierte deutsche Sprache und Literatur an der Universität Lwiw in der Ukraine. Von 1999 bis 2004 war sie Doktorandin bei Prof. Joachim Knape am Seminar für Allgemeine Rhetorik der Universität Tübingen und promovierte zum Thema „Periphrase“. Seit 2005 ist sie Dozentin am Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie an der Universität Lwiw (Ukraine). 
Seit 1. April 2022 hat sie einen Forschungsaufenthalt am Seminar für Allgemeine Rhetorik. Das Projekt wird von der Universität Tübingen und der Philipp Schwartz-Initiative der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung finanziert.

Norihito Nakamura
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Intercultural Studies Fellowship

Affiliation: College of Fellows Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies; host: Dr Niels Weidtmann

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): April 2023 – March 2024

Research Project: Kenosis and Eschatologies in an Intercultural and Contemporary Perspective

Research Areas: History of Philosophy, German Classical Philosophy in the 19th century, critical theory, political theology, aesthetics

Publications

Articles
-Nakamura, N. (2023). „Philosophische Religion“ als Souveränitätskritik. Die Lesung des Spätwerks Schellings Philosophie der Offenbarung als „politische Theologie”. In: Schelling-Jahrbuch, 31, edited by Schelling-Gesellschaft Japan. [forthcoming]
-Nakamura, N. (2023). Das Unbehagen in dem Naturrecht: Was bedeutet Neue Deduction des Naturrechts in der Entstehungsgeschichte von politischer Philosophie Schellings?. In: Schelling-Studien, 10, edited by Internationale Schellling-Gesellschaft. [forthcoming]
-Nakamura, N.(2022). Schelling zwischen Orthodoxie und Revolution. Interpretationsgeschichte über sein politisches Denken im deutschen Sprachraum in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. In: Schelling-Jahrbuch, 30,pp.86-87, edited by Schelling-Gesellschaft Japan.
-Nakamura, N. (2021). Der Gedanke Schellings über „Asystasie“ und „Freiheit”“. In:『哲学』Philosophy, 72, pp. 141-151, edited by The Philosophical Association of Japan.

 

Books
- Lofts, S., Nakamura, N., Wirtz, F., eds. (2023). Miki Kiyoshi and the Crisis of Thought. Chisokudō Publications. [forthcoming]
-Menke, Christoph. (2022). Kraft: Ein Grundbegriff ästhetischer Anthropologie [力:美的人間学の根本概念]. 人文書院. [Japanese Translation, as co-translator]

Contact: norihito.nakamuraspam prevention@cof.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the CoF Focus Group “Intercultural Studies”, participation and organisation of workshops, attending lectures and seminars, writing and publishing articles

About: Dr. Norihito Nakamura studied intercultural studies at the University of Kobe, and received his PhD at the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies from Kyoto University (2023), with a dissertation about Political Philosophy of F. W. J. Schelling. From 2016 to 2017, he was an exchange student at Freie Universität Berlin. His recent interest is in the political philosophy of apocalyptic discourses with an intercultural perspective, especially focusing on Ernst Bloch, Paul Tillich, Kiyoshi Miki, Keiji Nishitani, and Kazo Kitamori. He has worked as a translator of various papers and books such as Christoph Menke, Fredric Jameson, Iain Hamilton Grant, Markus Gabriel and Adrian Johnston.

Rodolfo Palomo-Briones
Humboldt
Geowissenschaften

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: Center for Applied Geoscience (ZAG)

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): April 2021 bis März 2024

Research Project: Assessment of caproate production with defined cultures

Research Areas: Environmental biotechnologies → anaerobic biotechnology, Biohydrogen production (dark fermentation), Anaerobic chain elongation (reverse ß-oxidation), Microbial ecology (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metabolomics), Synthetic microbial communities, Lignocellulosic residues as feedstock in anaerobic biotechnologies

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: rodolfo.palomo-brionesspam prevention@mnf.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "Production of Biofuels and Feedstocks with Anaerobic Microbiomes" (9. Februar 2022)

About: I was born in the sunny city of Torreón, Mexico, in 1989. A short time later, my family and I moved to a small and beautiful town called Maravatío (meaning beauty land, in purépecha), where I received my elementary education. Then, I studied Biochemical Engineering from 2006 to 2010 at the Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia (Morelia, Mexico), from which I graduated in 2011 after defending my bachelor thesis about microbial fuel cells. From 2011 to 2013, I studied a master´s degree in environmental sciences at the Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (IPICYT, San Luis Potosí, Mexico); I investigated the biofiltration of organic compounds coupled to heterologous proteins production. From 2013 to 2014, I worked as an associate researcher to investigate wastewater reuse in gold mining activities (San Luis Potosi, Mexico). From 2015 to 2018, I did my doctoral studies in environmental sciences about microbial communities in biohydrogen (H2) production from organic residues (IPICYT, San Luis Potosí, Mexico). In 2019-2020 I worked as a postdoc investigating the H2 and methane (CH4) potential of lignocellulosic residues. In 2021, I was granted a Georg Forster Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to do research on chain elongation with anaerobic microbiomes in the Environmental Biotechnology Group at the University of Tübingen (Tübingen, Germany).

Personal Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rodolfo-Palomo-Briones

Marika Pulkkinen
Lunch Talk
Theologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Personal research grant by the Finnish Cultural Foundation

Affiliation: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology, Biblical Studies; Fellow by the Center for Religion, Culture and Society.

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): September 2023 bis August 2024

Research Project: Postdoctoral monograph project Evoking Shame, Honor, Desire, and Disgust through Vocabulary of Sex Work in the Ancient Jewish Sources and in the New Testament.

Research Areas: Biblical Studies, Emotions Studies, Affect Theories

Publications
Journal articles:

“Teaching through the Psalms. Allusions to the Wilderness Tradition in 1 Corinthians 10,1–10 and the Origin of the Passage”, The Function of Psalms and Prayers in the Late Second Temple Period. Edited by Mika S. Pajunen & Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme. Scandinavian Journal of Old Testament vol. 33/2, 2019, 244–263.

 

Articles in thematic volumes:

”Erotiikka, seksityö ja seksuaalinen väkivalta raamatunteksteissä ja Twin Peaks -televisiosarjassa ja -elokuvassa” [published in Finnish, ”Erotics, Sex Work and Sexual Abuse in the Biblical Texts and in Twin Peaks”], in Raamattu ja populaarikulttuuri [The Bible and Popular Culture]. Edited by Susanna Asikainen & Marika Pulkkinen. Helsinki: Publications of the Finnish Exegetical Society 124, 2023, 282–306.

“Psalms as Prophecy: Paul’s Use of Psalms in First Corinthians 15 and the Source of the Psalm Text”, Scriptures in the Making: Texts and Their Transmission in Late Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Raimo Hakola, Jessi Orpana, and Paavo Huotari. Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology. Leuven: Peeters, 2022, 345–365.

“Psalmit kasvattavat suosiotaan: Psalmien käyttö opetuksessa ja profetiana Paavalilla” [Published in Finnish, “The Use of Psalms as Prophecy and in Teaching in Paul], Kirjakääröistä digiraamattuun: pyhän tekstin idea, muoto ja käyttö. [From Scrolls to Digital Bible: Idea, Form, and Function of Sacred Text]. Edited by Jutta Jokiranta and Nina Nikki. Helsinki: Publications of the Finnish Exegetical Society 122, 2021, 68–92.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09018328.2019.1686286

“Psalmit”, [Published in Finnish, “Psalms”] Sisälle Septuagintaan. [Introduction to the Septuagint.] Edited by Anneli Aejmeleaeus, Miika Tucker, and Katja Kujanpää. Helsinki:  Publications of the Finnish Exegetical Society 116, 2018, 167–180. http://hdl.handle.net/10138/325397

“’There is no one righteous’: Paul's Use of Psalms in Romans 3”, Functions of Psalms and Prayers in the Late Second Temple Period. Edited by Mika S. Pajunen & Jeremy Penner. BZAW 486. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017, 384–409. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110449266-020

 

Edited volume

Raamattu ja populaarikulttuuri. [Published in Finnish, The Bible and Popular Culture] Edited by Susanna Asikainen & Marika Pulkkinen. Helsinki: Publications of the Finnish Exegetical Society 124, 2023, 430 pp.

 

Monograph dissertation

Paul’s Use of Psalms: Quotations, Allusions, and Psalm Clusters in Romans and 1 Corinthians. PhD Dissertation. University of Helsinki, 2020. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-51-6041-6

Contact: marika.pulkkinenspam prevention@helsinki.fi

Activities at the College of Fellows: Fellow Lunch Talk “Slut-Shaming – Ancient and Modern: Sexual Slander, Shame, and Honor in the Biblical Texts” (24. Januar 2024)

About: Marika Pulkkinen holds a PhD in Theology in the field of Biblical Studies (June 2020, University of Helsinki). In her PhD dissertation, Paul’s Use of Psalms: Quotations, Allusions, and Psalm Clusters in Romans and 1 Corinthians (http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-51-6041-6), she specialized in Pauline studies, Septuagint Studies, and Psalms Studies. She worked as a PhD Candidate in the Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions (2014–2019) funded by the Academy of Finland. In addition, during her PhD project, she worked two semesters as an associate member of the Research Training Group “Ambiguity – Production and Perception” (led by Prof. Matthias Bauer) at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (2014–2015). In her current postdoctoral project Evoking Shame, Honor, Desire, and Disgust through Vocabulary of Sex Work in the Ancient Jewish Sources and in the New Testament, she takes into account a broader set of sources (The prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible/the Septuagint; Graeco-Roman sources, Dead Sea Scrolls) as well as multidisciplinary methods (emotions studies, affect theories). During the calendar year 2022, Marika Pulkkinen worked as a visiting scholar and an associate member of the ERC project Honour in Classical Greece at the University of Edinburgh with her personal research grant by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Raluca Rădulescu
Humboldt
Germanistik

Fellow Profile

Fellowship: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Research Fellowship

Affiliation (host institution, host scholar): Universität Trier, Prof.Dr. Herbert Uerlings; Universität Flensburg, Prof. Dr. Iulia-Karin Patrut

Stay in Tübingen  (from - until): September bis Dezember 2023

Research Project: Koloniale Seefahrten in der deutschen Literatur im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

Research Areas: Postcolonial Studies, Intercultural Literature, Migrant Literature

Publications: Selected publications:
Die Fremde als Ort der Begegnung. Untersuchungen zu deutschsprachigen südosteuropäischen Autoren mit Migrationshintergrund. Hartung Gorre 2013; Monologe und Dialoge der Moderne. Gottfried Benn, Paul Celan, José F. A. Oliver. LIT 2016; with Lucia Perrone Capano, et al.: Interkulturelle Blicke auf Migrations bewegungen in alten und neuen Texten. Frank und Timme 2018; Von Orchideen und Migranten. Überlegungen zu einer Anthropologie der Wurzellosigkeit. In: Anna Warakomska, Mehmet Öztürk (ed.): Geschichte und Geschichten. Peter Lang 2019; Hölderlins Hyperion: eine europäische Flüchtlingsgeschichte? In: Matthias Bauer et al. (ed.): Grenz-Übergänge. Zur ästhetischen Darstellung von Flucht und Exil in Literatur und Film. Transcript 2019.

Contact: raluca.radulescuspam prevention@lls.unibuc.ro

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture Series: "Koloniale Seefahrten in der deutschen Literatur" (13. Dezember 2023)
About: Raluca Rădulescu, Prof. Dr. phil., since 2019 Professor of Intercultural German Studies at the Institute of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest. PhD in 2008 on contemporary Romanian-German literature. Research interests: Exile literature, migration literature, cultural theory, modernist poetry, intermediality. From February 2021 fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Trier and Flensburg with a project on colonial sea voyages in German-language literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Webpage: Raluca Radulescu | UniBuc - Universitatea din București

Sofie Schiødt
Humboldt
Ägyptologie

Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Host: Prof. Dr. Christian Leitz

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): Oktober 2023 bis Oktober 2024

Research Project: "Drugs, Treatments, and Healers: The Practice of Medicine in Ancient Egypt"

Research Areas: Egyptology, philology, ancient Egyptian medicine and magic, history of science, social history

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: sofie.schiodtspam prevention@gmail.com

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "Medical Practice in Ancient Egypt: Who, What, and How?" (9. November 2022)
About: I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies, hosted by Prof. Dr. Christian Leitz. I obtained my PhD in 2021 from the University of Copenhagen with the dissertation Medical Science in Ancient Egypt: A Translation and Interpretation of Papyrus Louvre-Carlsberg (pLouvre E 32847 + pCarlsberg 917). The dissertation presented a preliminary text edition of a 6-meter-long papyrus—the second-longest medical text surviving from ancient Egypt—which I finalized for publication during a subsequent postdoc at the University of Copenhagen funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and Edubba Foundation. My main research interests lie in ancient Egyptian medicine and magic, science and technology, and social history. I am co-director of the international, interdisciplinary research project Scientific Papyri from Ancient Egypt in Cross-Cultural Perspective, which aims to advance the field of ancient science by publishing unedited textual sources and by facilitating advanced papyrological training of early career scholars. My background is primarily in philology, but I also have considerable archaeological and osteological training.

Kurzzeit-Fellows

Frankie Augustin
April 2023

Fellow Profile

American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow; Full Professor in the Health Administration Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN); 2022-2023 ACE Fellow Benedict College, South Carolina HBCU

Activities at the College of Fellows: Podiumsdiskussion Leadership in Higher Education: A Transatlantic Dialogue (27. April 2023), hosted by the German American Institute (DAI) and College of Fellows.

Stay in Tübingen: April 2023

About: Dr. Augustin is a Full Professor in the Health Administration Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She earned a bachelor’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, her Master of Science degree in Health Administration, and her doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development. Some of Dr. Augustin’s appointed roles include Interim Department Chair for the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health; Special Assistant to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Development; and Equity Faculty Affiliate for CSUN’s Office of the Provost and the Office of Student Success. Dr. Augustin’s research interests include cultural humility, workplace readiness, eliminating racial equity gaps for African American and Black students, and investigating strategies that increase racial diversity in the healthcare workforce.

Philippe Descola
Juni 2022

Fellow Profile

Research Areas: Ethnology, Social Anthropology

Publications: Les Natures en question: Colloque de rentrée du Collège de France (2017); La Fabrique des images (2010); Outras naturezas, outras culturas; Anthropologie de la nature: Leçon inaugurale prononcée le jeudi 29 mars 2001; u.w. 

Activities at the College of Fellows: Summer Lecture 2022

Stay in Tübingen: Juni 2022

About: French anthropologist Philippe Descola is a prominent critic of the nature-culture dualism. Building on ethnographic research in the Ecuadorian Amazon, he distinguishes four different forms of "worlding" as analytic frame for understanding collective life, subjectivity and social relations beyond an ethnocentric naturalism. Descola taught at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and is emeritus Professor at the Collège de France, as was his teacher Claude Lévi-Strauss. He holds the CNRS gold medal, one of the most renowned academic awards in France.

Courtney Dorroll
April 2023

Fellow Profile

Research Areas:  Middle Eastern and North African Studies/Religion

Publications: Teaching, Self-Care, and Reflective Practice during a Pandemic (PS Political Science, 2022);  Seeing and Hearing Omar Ibn Said (Review of Middle East Studies, 2021); Creating Virtual Exchanges: Promoting Intercultural Knowledge When Study Abroad Is Not Possible (Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy 2020); u.w.

Activities at the College of Fellows: Podiumsdiskussion Leadership in Higher Education: A Transatlantic Dialogue (27. April 2023), hosted by the German American Institute (DAI) and College of Fellows.

Stay in Tübingen: April 2023

About: Courtney Dorroll is a champion of the teacher-scholar model, where faculty research informs the classroom, students participate in research opportunities with their teachers, and the results inform best practices in the job market. She has experience with student-faculty collaborative research within her classroom and in the summer. Her research is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning where she publishes widely on experiences ranging from self-care pedagogy to teaching difficult topics to virtual exchange pedagogy.

Dorroll played a key part in developing Wofford College, and she previously served as founding coordinator of their Middle Eastern and North African Studies Program and interim Director of their Center for Innovation and Learning. As a 2022-2023 ACE Fellow, Dorroll will shadow the president and senior leaders at Furman University. The fellowship program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, visits to campuses and other higher education-related organizations, and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year.

Rita Felski
Oktober 2023

Fellow Profile 

Research Areas:  Ästhetik, Literaturtheorie und Kulturwissenschaften, feministische Theorie, Moderne und Postmoderne 

Publications: Rethinking Tragedy, editor (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007); Uses of Literature (Oxford: Blackwell’s, 2008). Blackwell’s Manifesto Series; Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses, co-edited with Susan Stanford Friedman (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2013); The Limits of Critique (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015); Critique and Postcritique, co-edited with Elizabeth Anker (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017); Character: Three Inquiries in Literary Studies, co-authored with Amanda Anderson and Toril Moi (University of Chicago Press, 2019); Latour and the Humanities, co-edited with Stephen Muecke (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020); Hooked: Art and Attachment (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020); Love Etc, co-edited with Camilla Schwarz (University of Virginia Press, 2024)

Activities at the College of Fellows: Workshop "Postcritique, Recognition, Life World"; Public Lecture "How Not To Talk About Experience"

Stay in Tübingen: Oktober 2023

About: Rita Felski ist John-Stewart-Bryan-Professorin für Englisch an der University of Virginia und Niels-Bohr-Professorin an der University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Sie ist eine führende Wissenschaftlerin in den Bereichen Ästhetik, Literaturtheorie und Kulturwissenschaften, feministische Theorie, Moderne und Postmoderne und hat etwa die Entwicklung der Postkritik und die Diskussion der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie (ANT) Bruno Latours in den Literaturwissenschaften maßgeblich geprägt.
Felski hat u. a. The Limits of Critique, Beyond Feminist Aesthetics, The Gender of Modernity, Doing Time: Feminist Theory and Postmodern Culture, Literature After Feminism, das Blackwell Manifesto Uses of Literature und Rethinking Tragedy veröffentlicht und ist ehemalige Herausgeberin von New Literary History. Insbesondere The Limits of Critique wurde vielfach rezensiert und besprochen. Vergleichbare Themen diskutiert der von ihr gemeinsam mit Elizabeth Anker herausgegebene Sammelband Critique and Postcritique. Hooked: Art and Attachment, das der Frage nachgeht, wie und warum Kunstwerke uns fesseln, wurde 2020 veröffentlicht. Vor kurzem hat Felski die Arbeit an einem Buchprojekt über die neue Frankfurter Schule und ihre Bedeutung für die Literaturwissenschaften aufgenommen.

Eric Nelson
April 2023

Fellow Profile 

Research Areas: Phenomenology, hermeneutics, and critical social theory / Comparative philosophy / Ethics / Philosophy of nature and environment / Philosophy and religion

Publications

- Heidegger and Dao: Things, Nothingness, Freedom (Bloomsbury, 2023)

- Daoism and Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life (London: Routledge, 2022)

- Levinas, Adorno, and the Ethics of the Material Other (Albany: SUNY Press, 2020)

- Chinese and Buddhist Philosophy in Early Twentieth-Century German Thought (London: Bloomsbury, 2017)

Activities at the College of Fellows: Gastvortrag "Daoist wuwei in the Anthropocene" (18. April 2023)

Stay in Tübingen: April 2023

About: Eric S. Nelson is Professor of Philosophy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has published on Chinese, German, Jewish, and intercultural philosophy. He is the author of Heidegger and Dao: Things, Nothingness, Freedom (Bloomsbury, 2023), Daoism and Environmental Philosophy (Routledge, 2020), Levinas, Adorno, and the Ethics of the Material Other (SUNY Press, 2020), and Chinese and Buddhist Philosophy in Early Twentieth-Century German Thought (Bloomsbury, 2017).

Masatake Shinohara
Oktober 2023

Fellow Profile

Research Areas: Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Environmental Humanities, Architecture, and Art

Publications: His publications include Kokyo Kukan no Seiji Riron [Political theory of public space] (Jimbun Shoin, 2007), Kukan no tame n i : Henzaika suru Suramuteki Shakai no Nakade [For spaces: In omnipresent slum-like world] (Ibunsha, 2011), Zen-Seikatsuron: Tenkeiki no Kokyo Kukan [All theories of living: public space in transformation] (Ibunsha, 2012), and Ikirareta Nyu Taun: Mirai Kukan no Tetsugaku [New town that would have survived: philosophy of future space] (Seidosha, 2015).

Activities at the College of Fellows: GIP Lecture "An Undecided Dimension of Depth: On the Question of the Place in the Thought of Kitaro Nishida"

Stay in Tübingen: 31. Oktober bis 3. November 2023

About: Masatake Shinohara was born in 1975 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. After graduating from the Faculty of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University, he went on studying at the Graduate School of Human and Environment Studies of the same university for a doctoral program. He currently serves as a specially appointed associate professor at Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University. His publications include Kokyo Kukan no Seiji Riron [Political theory of public space] (Jimbun Shoin, 2007), Kukan no tame n i : Henzaika suru Suramuteki Shakai no Nakade [For spaces: In omnipresent slum-like world] (Ibunsha, 2011), Zen-Seikatsuron: Tenkeiki no Kokyo Kukan [All theories of living: public space in transformation] (Ibunsha, 2012), and Ikirareta Nyu Taun: Mirai Kukan no Tetsugaku [New town that would have survived: philosophy of future space] (Seidosha, 2015). In 2016, he participated in Venice biennale as a vice-curator of Japan pavilion. He contributed to formulate the main conception of “En”, and to become a mediator through which plural architects communicate and share the idea. 

Ritu Vij
Mai 2023

Fellow Profile 

Research Areas: Social theory; International Political Economy; Social Policy and Civil Society; Affect and Political Subjectivity.

Publications: Precarity and International Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020); Hegelian Encounters: Subjects to International Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Globalization and Welfare: A Critical Reader (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); Japanese Modernity and Welfare: State, Civil Society and Self in Contemporary Japan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Activities at the College of Fellows: Global Encounters Lecture "De-Pathologizing Precarity" (4. Mai 2023)

Stay in Tübingen: Mai 2023

About: Ritu Vij joined the Department of Politics and International Relations in 2006, after completing a two-year fellowship at Keio Univerity (Tokyo) as the recipient of a Fellowship awarded jointly by the Social Science Research Council (USA) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Her doctoral degree is from the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), at the University of Denver, USA. She has been affiliated with several universities in Japan including, Kobe, Meiji Gakuin, Meiji, Ritsumeikan and Tokyo Universities. In the UK, her research has been funded by the British Academy, the Carnegie Trust of Scotland, the British International Studies Association and the University of Aberdeen.

Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
September 2023

Fellow Profile 

Research Areas: Anthropology, Perspectivism, Multinaturalism

Activities at the College of Fellows: Masterclass "Anthropology of Perspectivism"; Public Lecture "Indigenous Multinaturalism from a Cosmopolitical Point of View"

Stay in Tübingen: September 2023

About: Eduardo Viveiros de Castro is an internationally renowned Brazilian anthropologist whose work focuses on the ethnography of indigenous peoples of the Amazon and on the development of a decolonial anthropology through concepts such as "controlled equivocation", "perspectivism" and "multinaturalism". He has published numerous books and articles at the forefront of Americanist ethnology, among them: "From the Enemy’s Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society" (1992); "Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism" (1998); "Exchanging Perspectives: The Transformation of Objects into Subjects in Amerindian Ontologies" (2004); "Perspectival Anthropology and the Method of Controlled Equivocation" (2004); "The Inconstancy of the Indian Soul: The Encounter of Catholics and Cannibals in Sixteenth-century Brazil" (2011); "Cosmological Perspectivism in Amazonia and Elsewhere" (2012); and "The Ends of the World" (with philosopher Déborah Danowski, 2016). 
Viveiros de Castro is Professor of Anthropology at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has previously taught at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, the University of Chicago, and at the University of Cambridge. 

Janet Ward
April 2023

Fellow Profile 

Research Areas: Modern German and Jewish cultural and intellectual history; Holocaust studies; modernism and visual culture; urban and architectural history; border studies; human rights and migration; memory studies; Weimar Germany, Nazism, World War II, and Cold War Europe.

Publications: Author of over 35 peer-reviewed articles and essays; and author/coeditor of eight books: Sites of Holocaust Memory (forthcoming); Fascism in America: Past and Present (forthcoming); Transnationalism and the German City (2014); Walls, Borders, Boundaries: Spatial and Cultural Practices in Europe (2012); Post-Wall Berlin: Borders, Space and Identity (2011); Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany (2001); German Studies in the Post-Holocaust Age: The Politics of Memory, Identity, and Ethnicity (2000); and Agonistics: Arenas of Creative Contest (1997). Editor of a special issue on “Confronting Hatred: Neo-Nazism, Antisemitism, and Holocaust Studies Today” for The Journal of Holocaust Research (2021); and coeditor of a special issue (“Terror, Trauma, Memory”) on the Oklahoma City bombing for the journal Social Science Quarterly (2016).

Activities at the College of Fellows: American Council on Education Fellows visit. Roundtable participant, Podiumsdiskussion Leadership in Higher Education: A Transatlantic Dialogue (27. April 2023), hosted by the German American Institute (DAI) and College of Fellows.

Stay in Tübingen: April 2023

About: Janet Ward, Brammer Presidential Professor of History and Faculty Fellow for Strategic Initiatives (DFCAS) at the University of Oklahoma, is an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow with Yale University, working on global engagement and affiliated with Yale’s Office of International Affairs. She is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Leadership Institute for a New Academy (LINA) funded by the Mellon Foundation. Prof. Dr. Ward recently served as the University of Oklahoma’s inaugural Faculty Director of the Arts and Humanities Forum, and as Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships. She has received awards from the ACLS, DAAD, Fulbright, Getty Research Institute, NEH, Summer Institute for Israel Studies, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her professional service includes the immediate past Presidency of the German Studies Association (2021 and 2022) which has members from over 40 countries. Prof. Dr. Ward received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, her M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.A. (First Class Combined Hons.) from the University of London. As an undergraduate Janet spent a transformative year abroad as a DAAD-Stipendiatin at the University of Tübingen, and she is always delighted to return to Swabia. 

Alumnae und Alumni

Abiodun Afolabi
Intercultural Studies
Ethik

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Intercultural Studies Fellowship

Affiliation: College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies; host: Dr Niels Weidtmann

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): Mai 2023 – Januar 2024

Research Project: Eliciting the phenomenology of culture in global environmental ethics

Research Areas: Applied Ethics, Climate Ethics, Environmental Justice, Eco-Phenomenology

Publications

Veröffentlichte Artikel siehe hier.

Contact: abiodunafoospam prevention@gmail.com / abiodun.afolabispam prevention@aaua.edu.ng

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the CoF Focus Group “Intercultural Studies”, participation and organisation of workshops z.B. Workshop "Eco-phenomenology: Exploring Eco-phenomenological Concepts and Theories from and for Africa’s Ecological Lifeworld" (13.– 15. Dezember 2023), attending lectures and seminars, writing and publishing articles

About: Dr. Afolabi holds a Bachelor and Honors Degree in Philosophy from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria. He received his M.A. Degree in Philosophy from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. He completed his PhD research at the Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University, South Africa. During his PhD, Dr. Afolabi was a recipient of the prestigious Doctoral scholarship from Allan Gray Center for Leadership Ethics, Rhodes University between 2019-2021. He is also a Research Associate at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is currently a faculty member at the Department of Philosophy, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria. He is keenly interested in the conceptualisation and resolution of peculiar development and global justice problems afflicting vulnerable people around the world, particularly in African societies. His research interests are in the areas of applied ethics, climate change ethics, migration studies, global (environmental) justice, and bio-politics.

Personal Website: http://abiodunafooworld.com/

Ada Agada
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: Intercultural Senior Fellow am College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies 2020/21

Research Project: Consolationism in and beyond African Philosophy: A Systematic Approach to Intercultural Philosophy

Research Areas: African Philosophy, Phenomenology

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: ada.agadaspam prevention@ciis.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the CoF Focus Group 'Intercultural Studies'

About Ada: Beginning with the summer semester 2019 until February 2021, Dr. Ada Agada is a Research Fellow at CIIS. Dr. Agada is a George Forster Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Agada's research project is entitled "Consolationism in and beyond African Philosophy: A Systematic Approach to Intercultural Philosophy." It is based on the thesis that African philosophy will only be able to assert its relevance in the age of globalization in the context of an intercultural perspective. The new school of thought of "Consolationalism" (philosophy of consolation) leaves behind the tension between tradition and modernity that has long characterized African philosophy. It therefore appears to be particularly suitable for elaborating the intercultural dimension of African philosophy.

New Book Publication! "Consolationism and Comparative African Philosophy: Beyond Universalism and Particularism". More

Eleonora Bedin
Teach@Tuebingen
Archäologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Teach@Tuebingen Fellowship

Affiliation: Institute of Classical Archaeology; Host: Prof. Dr. Richard Posamentir

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): Oktober 2022 - September 2023

Research Project: "The Political Side of Motherhood: Kybele from a Protective Deity to the Great Mother"

Research Areas: History and Archaeology of the Graeco-Roman Near East; History of Religions; Cultural Anthropology

Publications

  • Bedin, E. 2023. Resilience in the Hellenistic Southern Levant. In, A. Yasur-Landau, T. Levy and G. Gambash (eds.), Mediterranean Resilience: Collapse and Adaptation in Antique Maritime Societies, Sheffield: Equinox.
  • Bedin, E. and G. Gambash. 2022. Expressions of Counter-Globalization: Coexisting Identities in Greco-Roman Ascalon and Gaza emerging from their Local Coinage, Israel Numismatic Review 17, 181-204.
  • Bedin, E. and G. Gambash. 2021. Soteira, Savior of Ships – Mediterranean Identity in the Hellenistic Period, Mediterranean Studies 29.1, 89-119.

Contact: bedin.eleonora90spam prevention@gmail.com 

Activities at the College of Fellows: Fellow Lunch Talk "The Ancient Mediterranean as a Global Stage: Tracing the Mother Goddess Across Borders" (20. Juli 2023)

About: Eleonora Bedin is a Teach@Tuebingen Fellow at the Department of Classical Archaeology, University of Tuebingen. She holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Classics from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, with a final thesis on Hellenistic Epigraphy. Recently, she was awarded her Ph.D. at the School of Archaeology and Maritime Cultures at the University of Haifa, Israel.
During her doctoral studies, Eleonora's research focused on the topic of "Micro and Macro Identities in the Graeco-Roman Mediterranean." Her investigations delved into the intricate dynamics of connectivity, religious patterns, imperial dominance, and adaptation strategies that significantly influenced the cultural identities of the period. Through her scholarly endeavors, she aimed to provide valuable contributions to our understanding of the multifaceted interplay between individual and collective identities in the Mediterranean basin during antiquity.
The culmination of her research resulted in the publication of her thesis in three distinct articles, which collectively contribute to painting a multilayered image of the Mediterranean in the Graeco-Roman period. By disseminating her findings through these publications, Eleonora has enriched the scholarly discourse and shed new light on the complexities of the ancient Mediterranean.
Beyond her primary field of interest, Eleonora demonstrates a keen interest in adopting a multidisciplinary approach, skillfully incorporating methodologies from anthropology, epigraphy, archaeology, and literary culture to enhance her investigations. Embracing this holistic perspective, she continually strives to offer fresh insights and uncover novel layers of knowledge within her field of study.
As a Teach@Tuebingen Fellow, Eleonora is passionately dedicated to offering a comprehensive understanding of the Graeco-Roman Near East. Her teachings not only explore the dynamics of connectivity, globalization, and regional particularity but also introduce students to the main aspects of Coastal and Underwater archaeology. Through her expertise, she endeavors to illuminate the broader concept of Mediterranean connectivity, making a significant impact on the study and appreciation of ancient civilizations.

Carolina Carrasco Pulido
Humboldt
Biologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), Cellular Nanosience Department

Research Project: Studying DNA-Rad52 interaction at the single-molecule level

Research Areas: Biophysics of single-molecule, molecular motors, DNA-protein interactions, viruses, atomic force microscopy, magnetic tweezers, optical tweezers and biochemical techniques

Contact: carolina.carrasco-pulidospam prevention@zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "Studying DNA-Rad52 Interaction at the Single Molecule Level" (9. Februar 2022)

About: Carolina Carrasco studied Physics at the University of Granada. Because of her interest in the field of single-molecule biophysics, she moved to Madrid to obtain her PhD in Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid by studying the mechanical response of single viruses upon deformation with Atomic Force Microscopy. After that, she extended her expertise to the Magnetic Tweezers technique at the National Centre of Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) at Madrid. Her research is focused on understanding DNA repair and replication by motor proteins at the single-molecule level. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of nanomachines is important for molecular biology and medicine because they are involved in cellular repair pathways of which defects are associated with human disease. Currently, she enjoys a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers to study DNA-protein mechanisms by using Optical Tweezers at the Cellular Nanoscience Department in the ZMBP, Tübingen University.

Jan Chromý
Humboldt
Slavisches Seminar

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: Slavisches Seminar; Host: Professor Tilman Berger

Research Project: Quantitative Analysis of the Use and Mutual Relationship between Frequent Variables in Common Czech

Research Areas: Language variation, Psycholinguistics, Empirical Linguistic Methodology, Synesthesia

Publications: Siehe hier.

Contact: jan.chromyspam prevention@ff.cuni.cz

Activities at the College of Fellows: Conference Psycholinguistics of Slavic Languages 2022, PsychoSlav2022 (14.–16. Juli 2022)

About: I am an associate professor at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Prague). I am the head of the ERCEL lab ("Experimental Research on Central European Languages Lab"). From 2021 to 2023 I am an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Tübingen, hosted by Professor Tilman Berger. My project aim in Tübingen lies in the quantitative analysis of language variation in Czech, but I also focus on various psycholinguistic issues, such as language comprehension (how do we understand each other) and the impact of knowledge and use of more than one language on processing the native / first language. Moreover, I am interested in language processing from a cross-linguistic perspective (i.e. to what extent speakers of different languages process language structures differently).

Personal Website: https://ercel.ff.cuni.cz/

Elise Coquereau-Saouma
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: Intercultural Fellow am College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies 2021

Research Project: Interculturalizing our Selves: Inward and Outward Models

Research Areas: Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Modern and Contemporary Continental (French-German) Philosophy

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: elise.coquereau-saouma@cof.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Organisation des Workshops: "Freedom from Others or Freedom with Others? Alienation, Independence and Liberation in Contemporary Indian Philosophy" (11. und 13. Dezember 2021); Organisation der GIP Lectures mit Prof. Dr. Bhagat Oinam (18. November 2021) und Prof. Dr. Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (7. Dezember 2021)

About: Elise Coquereau-Saouma works in the area of intercultural philosophy, within which she aims at creating spaces for voices from modern and contemporary Indian philosophy that remain at the margins of the global philosophical canon. Before being a Senior Research Fellow at the College of Fellows, she was a research affiliate at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and a Fellow of the PostDoc Track program of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She graduated with a PhD from the University of Vienna and Charles University with a work on the saṃvāda experiments, or dialogical experiments between traditional Sanskrit-speaking Indian philosophers and English-trained Indian philosophers led by Daya Krishna. The results of this work will be published in two monographs for Routledge, Intercultural Dialogues: Conceptions, Divergences and Limits and Creativity of Knowledge and Intercultural Dialogue: Thinking with Daya Krishna. She is also the co-editor with E. Freschi of a special issue of Sophia on ‘The Challenge of Postcolonial Philosophy in India: Too Alien for Contemporary Philosophers, too Modern for Sanskritists?’ (2018).

Project: Theories in comparative, postcolonial and intercultural theories have not yet led to the integration of contemporary Anglophone Indian philosophy, neither in India nor globally. Neither are the texts available, nor are much secondary resources written, historical or philosophical, to comment the work of post-independence Indian academic philosophers. Paying attention to this lacuna, in the present project I reflect on the margins of our global philosophies and intercultural models that for now remain mostly developed in Western academia, where ‘Indian philosophy’ is restricted to its classical texts and concepts. I argue that the inclusion of contemporary Indian philosophy is not only historically just, but also helpful to think about intercultural models of conceiving our relation to Otherness. Indeed, intercultural theories such as Waldenfels’ distinguish between der Andere (other) and der Fremde (alien). Such theories explain that the intercultural Other is an ‘extra-ordinary’ phenomenon, beyond any categorical order and given understanding. For postcolonial cultures such as India, however, the question cannot be reduced to this alternative of an Other who is different from me and an alien who is radically elsewhere. The specificity of a colonial heritage implies an ‘own’ altered by the other, to the extent that the other became the own, but an own who is also different from the other, due to a process of alienation, hybridity of thoughts, in a search for authenticity. This leads to an interesting difference in conceiving intercultural models. For intercultural theories, the conception is organized around the idea of reaching cultural otherness. They aim at creating adequate forms able to engage with the Other without reducing her to one’s own conceptual framework. However, in a postcolonial world, it is no longer a question of reaching otherness, but of reconnecting with the own – the identity and unity of which raises great complexities. Thus, I propose to consider the differences between two models, the ‘outwardization’ of Otherness and the ‘inwardization’ of Otherness: the first considers that the Other is something out of my reach, that ought to be reached. In the inwardization model, the Other is already part of me, or I am already with her/him, and I have to ‘realize my essentiality’ with Others. The ‘inwardization’, ‘realization’, ‘seeking’ to become what I am by realizing that the reality has never been other than me, are frequent terms in twentieth century India. There two dimensions of my research meet, where the models for framing ‘global philosophy’ emerge from local reception of neglected philosophers.

Websites: https://uni-tuebingen1.academia.edu/EliseCoquereauSaouma  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2411-2010

Report: During my research stay at the College of Fellows (August-December 2021), I organised and moderated two lectures collaboratively organized by the College of Fellows and the Society for Intercultural Philosophy (GIP), delivered by Prof. Bhagat Oinam (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Prof. Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (Lancaster University): the recordings are available in the section Mediathek. I also organized, introduced and moderated the workshop Freedom from Others or Freedom with Others? Alienation, Independence and Liberation in Contemporary Indian Philosophy, on 11 and 13th December 2021. With these, I wanted to contribute to the Focus Group Intercultural Studies of the College. The two lectures were thought for a broad audience to engage with diverse Indian philosophies (classical Sanskrit texts and indigenous oral accounts from the North-East, in dialogue with phenomenological discourses). The workshop benefitted from the fellowship in Intercultural Studies at the College of Fellows in Tübingen to obtain an academic space that otherwise does not exist, in order to discuss specific developments within contemporary Indian philosophy. The openness of the College of Fellows and the freedom granted to researchers enabled our contemporary Indian research and discussions, and it also created a truly international platform, with most participants from India. Further workshops and conferences organized by my colleagues in Tübingen were fruitful opportunities to think collectively, raise methodological questions or discover new authors and concepts, which helped me clarify my own thoughts on interculturality.

In addition to these events at the College of Fellows, I delivered a lecture in the Course “Geschichte der Philosophie in globaler Perspektive” (History of Philosophy in a Global Perspective) in a seminar organized in cooperation between the Universities of Wuppertal, Freiburg and Hildesheim (online talk). My talk was meant to introduce historiography practiced in contemporary Indian philosophy with special regards to Surendranath Dasgupta’s opus magnum History of Indian Philosophy (in five volumes) and entitled :“How to write the ‘history’ of 3000 years of a subcontinent’s philosophies, in English, during colonization or in the wake of Independence, in one book?”, in a project to diversify the teachings of History of Philosophy up to what it should be, namely a truly global history. It has been an enriching and inspiring experience to see such collaboration between experts of all regional areas to work together for delivering one Course.


The research that was published during my stay is visible in the Publications section on this website, but I worked in the College of Fellows on three other publications which are forthcoming in 2022. The first one is entitled 'Witnessing and Realizing Pluralities' and will be published in J. Madaio and B. Black (Eds), Pluralism and Plurality in Classical and Contemporary India, London: Routledge. The second one is an article that I wrote which will be included in a book that I am editing with two colleagues from Tel-Aviv University, Daniel Raveh and Dor Miller. Our edited volume published by Routledge (London) is called Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya and the Making of Contemporary Indian Philosophy, and my article is entitled 'The Concept of Demand: Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya’s Inner Dialectical Force.' We met regularly to discuss, comment and proofread each contribution and proceed with the editing work during my stay. Finally, I am preparing an article, 'Intercultural Dialogue and Concreativity' for the Festschrift to Prof. Georg Stenger, edited by Lubomir Dunaj, Anke Graness and Murat Ates (Springer). I benefitted immensely from the excellent infrastructures of the College of Fellows that allowed me to focus and have the institutional space for writing these articles, as well as researching the literature required for it.


I also follow Hindi and Sanskrit classes and seminars to continue improving my language skills. Finally, I located and recorded multiple journals, articles and volumes in the field of contemporary Indian philosophy at the University of Tübingen that have had an impact on my publications this semester and will influence the development of my forthcoming research project.


The College of Fellows has provided me immediately with all the needed help and material I could think of. It has been overall an outstanding collegial 'home', and I am most grateful for its welcoming atmosphere and the receptiveness to research in non-classical, non-Western philosophies, and new ideas in general.

Nicolas De Maeyer
Humboldt
Theologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: Lehrstuhl Kirchengeschichte mit Schwerpunkt Alte Kirche, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät

Research Project: Augustine as preacher of morality: critical edition and content analysis of the Sermones de diuersis of Augustine of Hippo (ss. 341-363)

Research Areas: Latin literature from the Late Antique and Early Medieval period, Patristic theology and exegesis, transmission and reception studies, manuscript studies, textual criticism

Publications: You can find his most recent publications here.

Contact: nicolas.demaeyerspam prevention@kuleuven.be nicolas.demaeyerspam prevention@arts.kuleuven.be nicolas.de-maeyerspam prevention@ev-theologie.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "The Construction of Patristic Authority in the Middle Ages: the Sermones ad populum of Augustine of Hippo" (12. Januar 2022)

About: Nicolas De Maeyer studied Classical and German philology at the University of Leuven, and received his PhD in Latin Literature from the same university (2019), with a dissertation on the reception of the works and thinking of Augustine of Hippo in the writings of Beda Venerabilis. He is currently postdoctoral researcher at the universities of Leuven (2019-2023) and Tübingen (2021-2022), with a project on Augustine’s Sermones de diuersis. His field of research is the transmission and reception of Patristic literature in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the works of Augustine of Hippo, Patristic sermons and florilegia, Latin homiliaries, and the reconstruction of Medieval libraries. For the Series Latina of the Corpus Christianorum (Brepols Publishers), he is preparing an edition of Bede’s Pauline commentary and of Augustine’s Sermones de diuersis.

Mohammed Ech-Cheikh
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: College of Fellows | Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies; Host: Dr Niels Weidtmann

Research Project: Arab philosophy and transcultural philosophy

Research Areas: Modern and contemporary Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Theory of Values, Hermeneutics, Islamic Philosophy and Theology

Activities at the College of Fellows: Fellow Lunch Talk "Would we need to re-read classical Arab philosophers?" (26. Januar 2023)
Publications: The Intellectual and the Power in modern French Thought (1990), Approaches to Modernity and Post-Modernity in Continental Philosophy (1996), The Issue of Modernity in ArabThought (2004), Moroccan intellectuals and Modernity (2004), The theory of Modernity in Hegel’s Philosophy (2008), The Book of Arab Wisdom (2008), The critique of Modernity in Nietzsche’s Philosophy (2009), The critique of Modernity in Heidegger’s Philosophy (2010), Initiation to Philosophy (2013), Initiation to Values (2014), What is Deconstruction? (2015), Ethics (with Heinz Gaube) (2016), Initiation to Islamic philosophy (2018), Philosophical Theology (2020), Introduction to Aesthetics (2021)

Contact: mohammed.ech-cheikhspam prevention@ev-theologie.uni-tuebingen.deEch_Cheikhspam prevention@yahoo.fr

About: 

- Professor of Political Philosophy, philosophy of religion and philosophy of values, faculty of Humanities Ben Msik, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco
- Head of department of philosophy (faculty of Humanities Ben Msik, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco)
- Coordinator of the Master: Philosophy and society in faculty of Humanities Ben Msik, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco
- Coordinator of the Master: Philosophy of religion, political philosophy and communication in faculty of Humanities Ben Msik, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco
- Member of the committee of Moroccan book prize
- Member of the reading committee of some Arabic revues: “Tabayyoun” (Qatar), “Alfikr alarabi” (Kuwait), “Kitabat falsafia” (Morocco)

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Melissa Jane Johnston
Humboldt
Neurobiologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology

Stay in Tübingen: November 2021 bis Oktober 2023

Research Project: Tempus fugit: Interval timing in crows

Research Areas: Comparative cognition, avian neurophysiolog,; interval timing

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: melissa.johnstonspam prevention@biologie.uni-tuebingen.de  milliej.johnstonspam prevention@gmail.com

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "Tempus Fugit: Interval Timing in Crows" (10. November 2021)

About: Melissa (Millie) Johnston studied psychology for her Bachelor of Science at the University of Otago (Dunedin, News Zealand) from 2011–2013. Staying at Otago, she then completed her Master of Science (2014–2015) and doctorate in the Department of Psychology (2016–2019). Her postgraduate research focused on higher-order cognitive abilities in pigeons associated with the nidopallium caudolaterale (NCL), a brain region considered to be the avian homologue to the mammalian prefrontal cortex. Here she used both temporary lesion and electrophysiology techniques to investigate the role of the NCL in various working memory and serial-order tasks. During her doctorate, she was awarded an Elman Poole Travelling Scholarship to support her during a research visit to Ruhr Universität Bochum where she helped establish an open arena for jackdaw research. Millie has continued her NCL research in Tübingen first as a postdoc and now Humboldt Fellow at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Her current research investigates the role of the NCL in interval timing behaviour in crows.

Han-luen Kantzer Komline
Humboldt
Theologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: Protestant Faculty of Theology; host: Prof. Dr. Volker Drecoll.

Stay in Tübingen: Juni  2022 bis Juli 2023

Research Project: The Idea of the New in Early Christian Thought.

Research Areas: Christian Theology, History of Christianity, Systematic Theology.

Publications:
Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account (OUP, 2020)

- Fourth edition of Turning Points, co-authored with Mark Noll and David Komline (Baker Academic, 2022). 
A full list of hier publications can be found here.

Contact: han-luenspam prevention@westernsem.edu

Activities at the College of Fellows: Attendance and presentation at Humboldt Lecture Series: "The Idea of the New in Early Christian Thought" (8. Februar 2023)

About: Han-luen Kantzer Komline is Associate Professor of Church History and Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, USA and the author of Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account (Oxford University Press, 2020), which received the Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise in 2020.  Her research focuses on early Christian theology.  Many of her publications concern topics in Augustine or his relationship to other thinkers, ranging from Ambrose and Cyprian to Karl Barth and Marilynne Robinson.  She has also published on more recent figures such as John Calvin, Jürgen Moltmann, and Erich Przywara, and serves as co-editor of the International Journal of Systematic Theology.  Kantzer Komline’s research has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Louisville Institute, the Augustinian Institute at Villanova, and the Humboldt Foundation.  Her current book project, The Idea of the New in Early Christian Thought, analyzes how Christians of late antiquity conceptualized and defended the innovative character of the Christian faith.

Webpage: https://www.westernsem.edu/faculty/kantzer-komline/ und https://westernsem.academia.edu/HanluenKantzerKomline

Workineh Kelbessa
Humboldt
Philosophie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies

Research Project: Remapping global realities: the need for building a more sustainable and inclusive world.

Research Areas: African philosophy, indigenous knowledge, environmental ethics, development ethics, climate ethics, water ethics, globalization, and the philosophy of love and sex.

Publications: He has published widely on many topics. His most recent publications are: "African Environmental Philosophy, Injustice, and Policy" (2022), "Environmental Injustice and Disposal of Hazardous Waste in Africa" (2022), and "Africa's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Guiding Ethical Principles" (2022). A full list of his publications can be found here.

Contact: workinehspam prevention@aau.edu.et, workineh-kelbessa.golgaspam prevention@izwew.uni-tuebingen.de

About: Workineh Kelbessa is Professor of Philosophy at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wales, Cardiff, now Cardiff University, United Kingdom, an MA in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and a BA in Philosophy from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Kelbessa has taught philosophy at Addis Ababa University since 1988. He was the Head of the Department of Philosophy from 2001 to 2004, 2006 to 2007, and from 2016 to 2019.

He has held visiting posts at various institutions including the University of Rostock, Stellenbosch University, the University of Greifswald, the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden), the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, and the University of Oxford. He has traveled widely and visited various universities and has given invited lectures and conference papers in Africa, Europe, America, Asia and Australia. He served as a member of UNESCOs World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) from 2012-2019. He was also a member of the International Panel on Social Progess (IPSP) and a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is currently a member of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and serves as a member of several other international professional associations. Moreover, he was a member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Ethics and has served on the Editorial Boards of various journals including Health Care Analysis, the African Journal of Environmental Ethics and Values, and the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. Currently, he is a Visiting Research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

Webpage: Workineh Kelbessa | College of Social Sciences (aau.edu.et)

Diana Liao
Humboldt
Tierpsychologie

Fellow Profile

Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: Animal Physiology, Institute of Neurobiology

Stay in Tübingen: November 2019 bis Januar 2023

Research Project: Investigating the behavioral and neural foundations of vocal flexibility in corvid songbirds.

Research Areas: Communication, social behavior, comparative cognition, neural circuit dynamics.

Publications
- Liao DA, Brecht KF, Johnston M, & Nieder A. (2022) Recursive sequence generation in crows. Science Advances, 8(44), eabq3356

Contact: diana.a.liaospam prevention@gmail.comdiana.liaospam prevention@biologie.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "Vocal Flexibility in Crows" (08. Februar 2023).

About: Dr. Diana Liao is interested in the evolution of complex cognitive and social behaviors using the comparative approach. She first got interested in cognitive neuroscience during her bachelor studies at Johns Hopkins University. She then did a doctorate at Princeton University studying vocal interactions and development in marmoset monkeys. For her postdoc, she switched animal species and traveled to Germany on a Humboldt fellowship to study the complex vocal capabilities of crows at the University of Tübingen.

Roberta Locatelli
Humboldt
Philosophie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: Philosophisches Seminar

Research Project: Tempus fugit: Interval timing in crows

Research Areas: Philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology, with a focus on the philosophy of perception, introspection, and consciousness, the metaphysics of colour, epistemology

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: roberta.locatellispam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture: "The Puzzle of Colour and the Perspectival Nature of Perception" (12. Januar 2022)

About: Roberta Locatelli is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the philosophy department of the University of Tübingen. Before that, she was a postdoctoral DAAD PRIME Fellow at the same department. She earned her doctorate from the University of Warwick and the University Paris-1. She works in the philosophy of mind and psychology, with a specific focus on the philosophy of perception, and on the metaphysics of colour and other observational properties.

Website: https://locatellirobe.wixsite.com/robertalocatelli

Sarah Lohmann
Teach@Tübingen
Anglistik und Literatur

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Teach@Tuebingen Fellowship

Affiliation: Institute of English Languages and Literatures; host: Prof. Ingrid Hotz-Davies

Research Project: Publication of thesis ‘The Edge of Time: The Critical Dynamics of Structural Chronotopes in the Utopian Novel’ alongside other publications; teaching of courses 'Women Writing Worlds: Feminist Utopian Literature through the Ages’ and ‘Ghosts and Others: Systems, Selves and the Supernatural in Gothic Literature’

Research Areas: feminist utopian literature, utopian studies in general, science fiction, systems theory, climate fiction, Gothic literature and analytic philosophy

Publications: see my ORCID iD here: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2798-8939

Contact: sarah.lohmann@gmail.com

Activities at the College of Fellows: Fellow Lunch Talk

“Utopian Chronotopes and the Feminist Utopia as Critical Thought Experiment” (20. Juli 2022)

About: Sarah Lohmann is a Teaching and Research Fellow under Professor Ingrid Hotz-Davies in the Department of English as part of the Teach@Tübingen programme. She previously completed her PhD in English literature under the supervision of Professors Patricia Waugh and Simon James at Durham University in England, following the completion of two master's degrees, in English literature and gender studies and in analytic philosophy, at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She also previously attained a First-Class joint undergraduate degree in English literature and philosophy at St Andrews, bringing her total time spent in the UK so far up to 13 years - enough time to attain citizenship and develop a fondness for ceilidh dancing and academic pub culture.

Sarah’s research and teaching focus on feminist utopian literature, utopian studies in general, science fiction, systems theory, climate fiction, Gothic literature and analytic philosophy. Her PhD thesis presented a case for the classification of utopian literature in terms of structural Bakhtinian chronotopes based on systems theory, with a particular focus on the feminist ‘critical utopias’ of Joanna Russ, Marge Piercy and Ursula K. Le Guin. At the University of Tübingen, Sarah taught a course last semester entitled 'Women Writing Worlds: Feminist Utopian Literature through the Ages’, which further developed her work on feminist utopias, and this semester, she is teaching one entitled ‘Ghosts and Others: Systems, Selves and the Supernatural in Gothic Literature’, which also builds on the systems-theoretical chronotope framework she developed in her PhD thesis. After recently publishing a book chapter on utopia as living organism for a Festschrift in the Ralahine Utopian Studies Series, Sarah is currently working on further publication projects, including the publication of her thesis and of a commissioned book-length introduction to Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time. She is also continually developing her pedagogical practice, including recently becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and attaining a masters-level Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), the highest teaching qualification available to early-career university lecturers in the UK.

Personal Website: www.sarahlohmann.com

Further information on her work can be found in her interview with the SFRA Review as an 'up and coming science fiction scholar'. Sarah is happy to be contacted (for example via the contact form on her website) regarding possible collaborations as well as postdoctoral and funding opportunities for the future.

Dalia Nassar
Humboldt
Philosophie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: University of Sydney

Stay in Tübingen (from - until): May 2022-July 2023

Research Project: Romantic Empiricism: Nature, Art, and Ecology from Herder to Humboldt

Research Areas: History of Philosophy, Nineteenth-century German philosophy, environmental philosophy, aesthetics, ethics

Publications
Books
- Romantic Empiricism: Nature, Art, and Ecology from Herder to Humboldt (Oxford University Press 2022);
- Women Philosophers in the Long Nineteenth Century: The German Tradition (ed. with Kristin Gjesdal, OUP 2021);
- The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in German Romantic Philosophy (Univ of Chicago Press 2014);
- The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy (ed. Oxford University Press 2014).

 

Articles
- Nassar, D. (2022). Knowing well: Goethe, Bildung, and the ethics of scientific knowledge. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 30(4), 646-665.
- Nassar, D. (2022). The Human Vocation and the Question of the Earth: Karoline von Gunderrode's Philosophy of Nature. Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie, 104(1), 108-130.
- Nassar, D. (2022). The Challenge of Plants: Goethe, Humboldt and the Science of Life. In Luca Corti and Johannes-Georg Schulein (Eds.), Nature and Naturalism in Classical German Philosophy, (pp. 79-100). London: Routledge.

Contact: dalia.nassar@sydney.edu.au

Activities at the College of Fellows: Attending workshops and talks; giving a paper in a colloquium, giving Humboldt lecture

About: Dalia Nassar is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Her research sits at the intersection of environmental philosophy, aesthetics, and the history of German philosophy. She is the author of two books including, most recently, Romantic Empiricism: Nature, Art, and Ecology from Herder to Humboldt (Oxford, 2022), and editor of several books, including an anthology of works by women philosophers in the long nineteenth century.

Personal Website: Associate Professor Dalia Nassar (sydney.edu.au)

Carlos Nazario Mora Duro
Global Encounters
Soziologie

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: Global Encounters Fellowship, host: Professor Boris Nieswand

Stay in Tübingen: September 2022 – August 2023

Research Project: Integration process of migrants in the post-pandemic period, focusing on Mexican migration to Germany.

Research Areas: Sociology of Religion; Migration and Integration; and the use of Information Technologies and Social Networks in social and cultural changes.

Publications
-The Aim Was Not To Meet a German and Marry: Experiences of Mexican Women in Intermarriages in Berlin in Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers (209). ISSN 1615-4568, 2022.
-Religión en los procesos de integración: una mirada a la migración mexicana en Alemania (Religion in Integration Processes: Overview of Mexican Migration in Germany) in Korpus 21, vol. 4, no. 5, 2022: 345-361.

Contact: cmoraspam prevention@colmex.mx

Activities at the College of Fellows: Global Encounters Lecture Series: Migration for Love, Education and Work. An approach to recent Mexican migration to Germany (22. November 2022).

About: Carlos Nazario Mora Duro holds a PhD in Social Sciences from El Colegio de México (El Colmex), and a Master in Social Sciences from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (Flacso Mexico). Between 2018 and 2020, he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, conducting a project on the migration experience of Mexicans in the city of Berlin. Afterwards, he was a research associate at The Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences: “Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” at the University of Leipzig. Member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico, level 1. He is also part of the International Graduate Program “Between Spaces” of the University of Berlin, of the International Research Network for the Study of Science & Belief in Society, and of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion.

Personal Websites:
 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carlos-Nazario-Mora-Duro; https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=e67juRkAAAAJ&hl=es 

Jonathan Chimakonam Okeke
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: Intercultural Fellow am College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies 2022

Research Project: The Structure of Conversational Thinking

Research Areas: African Philosophy, Intercultural Philosophy, Aesthetics

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: jonathan.okekespam prevention@up.ac.za

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the CoF Focus Group 'Intercultural Studies'; Section Moderation at GIP Annual Conference 2021

About Jonathan: Jonathan O. Chimakonam PhD is a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He taught at the University of Calabar, Nigeria for several years. He was a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg (2017-2019). His teaching and research interests cover the areas of African Philosophy, Intercultural Philosophy, Logic, Environmental Ethics and Postmodern/postcolonial/decolonial thought. He aims to break new grounds in African philosophy by formulating a system that unveils new concepts and opens new vistas for thought (Conversational philosophy); a method that represents a new approach to philosophizing in African and intercultural philosophies (Conversational thinking); and a system of logic that grounds both (Ezumezu). His articles have appeared in refereed and accredited international journals.

 

Francesco Padovani
Humboldt
Griechische Philologie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Affiliation: Philologisches Seminar Host: Prof. Dr. Irmgard Männlein-Robert

Research Project: Plutarch als Literat: Studien zum platonischen Dialog in der früheren Kaiserzeit

Research Areas: Ancient Greek Literature, Classical Philology, Ancient Philosophy, History of Religion, Literary Theory, Comparative Literature

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: padovanifrancesco89spam prevention@gmail.com

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture on Rethinking the Platonic Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age: The Case of Plutarch (11. Januar 2023)

About: Francesco Padovani is currently Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Ancient Philology Department of the University of Tübingen. He had already been awarded with a DAAD postdoctoral grant at the same Department (2019). He is alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, where he has also defended his PhD dissertation about the etymologies of the divine names of Plutarch`s works. He has conducted his researches mainly in Italian and German institutions. His research interests cross the boundaries between literature, philosophy and ancient religious studies, focusing on Plutarch of Chaeronaea, Plato and the history of Platonism. In the last few years, he has also intensively explored the fields of classical reception studies, literary theory and translatrion.

Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas
Humboldt
Linguistik

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship 2022

Affiliation: Department of Quantitative Linguistics. Host: Professor Harald Baayen

Research Project: FORMULEARN: Chunking in verbal art and speech

Research Areas: Quantitative linguistics, cognition and poetics, conceptual integration, 4E cognition, time across language and the arts, oral poetry, and multimodal communication

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: cpcanovasspam prevention@um.es

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture on Modeling the Multimodal Flow of Human Communication: Big Data and Novel Quantitative Approaches (8 December 2021)

About: I am a Ramón y Cajal Researcher (tenure-track research professorship funded by national grant scheme) at the Department of English Philology, University of Murcia. I co-direct the Daedalus Lab, the Murcia Center for Cognition, Communication, and Creativity. From 2019 to 2022, I am also an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Quantitative Linguistics at the University of Tübingen, hosted by Professor Harald Baayen. I am a member of the Red Hen Lab, an international consortium for research into multimodal communication. I am the Principal Investigator of the Spanish National Grant (Knowledge-Generation Program): Creativity and cognition in the expression of time across modalities (CREATIME). I have been a EURIAS fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, an FBBVA Leonardo Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the AHRC project History of Distributed Cognition, University of Edinburgh, a postdoctoral fellow at the Classics Faculty of the University of Oxford (Emotions: The Greek Paradigm, ERC AdG to A. Chaniotis), and a Linguistics-Poetics Tandem Fellow (FRIAS: German Excellence Initiative) at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. I was also a Marie Curie Fellow at the universities of Murcia, Case Western Reserve, California San Diego, and Oxford.

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/cristobalpagancanovas/   https://daedalus.um.es/

Juan Rivera
Intercultural Studies
Anthropologie

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: Intercultural Studies, host: Dr Niels Weidtmann

Research Project: Indigenous Conceptualizations of Land, Belonging and Ownership in Contemporary Extractivist Andes

Research Areas: Anthropology, Amerindian Studies, Extractivism, Ownership, Ontologies, Anthropocene, Nature-cultures

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek
Here are some of Juan Riveras last publications:

  • 2020 "Encarnando un héroe en los Andes: el 'capitán' de la herranza a la luz de las noticias de algunos cronistas sobre el ritual del warachikuy". In Gunsenheimer, Antje; Cruz, Enrique Normando; Pallán Gayol, Carlos (eds): El otro héroe: estudios sobre la producción social de memoria al margen del discurso oficial en América Latina. Göttingen: Bonn University Press, pp. 351-364.
  • 2021 “Do que estamos falando quando falamos de música nos Andes? Notas sobre as condições de existência e a fetichização da alteridade no estudo da música indígena dos Andes peruanos contemporâneos”. Hawò, [S. l.], v. 1, p. 1–32, 2021. URL: https://www.revistas.ufg.br/hawo/article/view/65663
  • 2021 Review essay on: "Valeri, Valerio, Classic Concepts in Anthropology; Viveiros de Castro, Eduardo, The Relative Native: Essays on Indigenous Conceptual Worlds; and Abramson,  Allen, and Martin Holbraad, Framing Cosmologies: The Anthropology of Worlds". In Religion and Society: Advances in Research 12 (2021): 1–5. Doi:10.3167/arrs.2021.1201OF1
  • 2022 Re-enchantment and correspondence in the Anthropocene [Long review] (Ingold, Tim. Correspondences. viii, 230 pp., bibliogr. Cambridge: Polity, 2020. £15.99 and Taussig, Michael. Mastery of non-mastery in the age of meltdown. 192 pp., illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2020). In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 28: 1365-1367. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.13829
  • 2022 "Indigenous Divergences from the Sacrifice Zones and Rehabilitations of Extractivism". The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 27: 165-170. https://doi.org/10.1111/jlca.12597
  • 2022 "¿20 años pensando el Perú? El valle de Chancay (1962-1982) como ejemplo de la reducción de la etnografía a una ‘sobrevivencia’ de ‘lo andino’", in Vicente Blanco, Javier Dámaso, Pedro Tomé Martín, Ignacio Fernández Mata y Susana Asensio Llamas (coords.): Salvajes de acá y de allá. Memoria y relato de nos-otros. Liber Amicorum de Luis Díaz Viana. Valladolid: Ediciones Universidad de Valladolid, pp. 251-262. ISBN: 978-84-1320-192-4.
  • 2022 "Algunas miradas foráneas y nativas en la constitución del área Cañaris", in Clua, M., Ventura, M., Mateo, J.-Ll. (eds) 2022 Áreas culturales. Antropología en un mundo de fronteras, Barcelona: Ed. Bellaterra, pp.199-217. ISBN: 9788419160089.
  • 2022 "Contiendas y apropiaciones en el tratamiento ritual de animales. Una mirada extraandina de la herranza". In: Lucila Bugallo; Penelope Dransart and Francisco Pazzarelli (eds): Animales humanos, humanos animales. Relaciones y transformaciones en mundos indígenas sudamericanos. Buenos Aires: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, pp. 213-242.

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the CoF Focus Groups 'Intercultural Studies' and 'Interdisziplinäre Anthropologie'

Contact: juan.riveraspam prevention@ciis.uni-tuebingen.de

About: Juan Rivera´s research examines cosmologies among indigenous groups of the Andes of South America, particularly Quechua-speaking people of central and Northern Peruvian highlands. Among his publications are "Non-Humans in Amerindian South America" (Berghahn Books, 2019), “Andean Musical Expressions. Ethnographic notes on materialities, ontologies and alterities” (In: The Andean World. Routledge. 2019), "Indigenous Life Projects and Extrativism" (co-edited with C. Ødegaard, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), "Warriors and Caimans surrounding the Andes: Recent approaches to indigenous peoples of the South American lowlands in contexts of violence and transformations" (Social Anthropology 25, 2017), "Recent methodological approaches in ethnographies of human and non-human Amerindian collectives" (Reviews in Anthropology 48, 2019), and "La vaquerita y su canto. Cantos rituales ganaderos en los Andes peruanos contemporáneos" (Ethnographica, 2016). He has also co-produced a video installation and a set of four films named "The Owners of the Land. Culture and the Spectre of Mining in the Andes" (Coalface, 2013).

Mykola Saltanov
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

Fellow Profile
Fellowship:  Intercultural Studies Fellowship 

Affiliation: College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies; host: Dr Niels Weidtmann

Stay in Tübingen: March – November 2023

Research Project: „Der interkulturelle Dialog und die Anerkennung vor den Herausforderungen der Globalisierung“

Research Areas: German classical and modern practical philosophy

Publications: A full list of publications can be found here.

Contact: mykola.saltanovspam prevention@karazin.ua

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the CoF Focus Group “Intercultural Studies”, participation and organisation of workshops, work on a monograph and in the library, attending lectures and seminars, writing and publishing articles
Dr. Mykola Saltanov graduated with honors from the Faculty of Philosophy (2010), postgraduate studies (2013) of  V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. In 2014, at Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, defended his doctoral  thesis, called  "The problem of recognition in German classical and modern practical philosophy" (specialty - History of Philosophy). Participated in international scientific conferences and summer schools in Germany, Austria, Spain, Armenia, Moldova, China, etc.
From November 2014 to February 2015, as a scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), conducted research at the Goethe University (Institute of Philosophy) in Frankfurt am Main. In March 2015, as a scholarship holder of the Austrian Academic Exchange Service (OeAD), conducted research at the University of Vienna (Faculty of Philosophy). In 2018 took part in summer school training at the University of Ingolstadt-Eichstadt (Bavaria, Germany). In 2022, he conducted research in the field of bioethics at the University of Münster (Germany) at the Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine.
Webpage: http://philosophy.karazin.ua/ua/kafedra/staff_tpf/saltanov.html

Olusegun Samuel
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

Fellow Profile

Affiliation: Research Fellow at the Center for Intercultural Studies

Research Project: Building environmental justice and sustainability from within the African space

Research Areas: African Philosophy, Intercultural Philosophy, Environmental philosophy, Ethical and Epistemological theory, Philosophy of race, and justice towards the environment.

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

- Samuel, O.S (2023) “Ubuntu and the Problem of Belonging” Ethics, Policy, and Environment, available at doi.org/10.1080/21550085.2023.2179818. 

- Samuel, O.S (2023) “Addressing fragmented human-nonhuman interactions through ubuntu ‘mixed’ ethics,” The Philosophical Forum, 00, 1–23. doi.org/10.1111/phil.12335. 

- Samuel, O.S. and Fayemi, A.K. (2020) “A Critique of Thaddeus Metz’s Modal Relational Account of Moral Status" Theoria 67 (1): 28-43. DOI: doi/org/10.3167/th.2020.6716202.

- Samuel, O.S and A.K, Fayemi (2019) “Afro-communal Virtue Ethic as a Foundation for Environmental Sustainability in Africa and Beyond" South African Journal of Philosophy, 38 (1): 75-95. doi.org/10.1080/02580136.2019.1581393

- Fayemi, A.K. and Samuel, O.S (2014), “Africa versus the West on Reparation,” Peace Review, 26 (3): 380- 389. doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2014.937997

Contact: olusegun-steven.samuelspam prevention@fsci.uni-tuebingen.de; samuelolusegunsteven@gmail.com

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of Cof focus Group: ‘Intercultural Studies

About: I studied Philosophy at Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels. After my bachelor’s degree, I won a Faculty Prize, an award for the Best Graduating Student, Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University, Nigeria in 2011. I obtained my master’s degree (Distinction) from University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014. I received my PhD from University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia in 2021. My PhD dissertation addressed environmental concerns, focusing on issues of inter-and-intra-species fragmentation, displacement, and wellbeing. My research drew me to different intellectual spaces, including ecological ethics, notion of wellbeing, gender and ubuntu (in African philosophy), thereby helping to chart a new path for engaging environmental problems. My candidature was supported by an Australian Government University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA), a scholarship that covered both the fee component and a stipend. Over the course of my candidature, I also received other grants and awards, including the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Top-Up Scholarship, Arts & Social Sciences Higher Degree Research Equity Scholarship, and Higher Degree Research Career Development Grant in 2020. I was appointed as a tutor in Truth and Existence (ARTS 1360), for which I graded the quizzes, assignments, and examinations.

Project: Since graduation I have been awarded a Research Fellowship in Intercultural Studies by the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany, where I am considering a different issue, that of decolonising indigenous epistemological and ethical values. I am focusing on how a decolonised lens could help address the issue of environmental injustice and sustainability in and beyond the African space. My project entitled “Building environmental justice and sustainability from within the African space” aims to show how the African ideas of ubuntu (between 1999-2021), and its philosophical values can help shape a more interlocking and participatory approach to environmental justice and sustainability. My project draws attention to the complex and pluralistic dimensions of socio-ecological problems. In order to enrich my work, I seek a robust advice in intercultural philosophy from Dr Niels Weidtmann (my host), and I am very grateful to collaborate with research fellows in intercultural studies gathering in his group.

Horácio Santa Vieira
Humboldt
Astrophysik

Fellow Profile
Fellowship: Humboldt Research Fellowship 2022

Affiliation: Theoretical Astrophysics, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Department of Physics

Research Project: Study of the interaction between gravitational fields and quantum systems

Research Areas: My field of study is Physical Sciences, in which my main research line is Gravitational Physics and Cosmology, in particular Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology, whose subfield of study is Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: horacio.santana.vieiraspam prevention@hotmail.com

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture on Perturbations, Heun Functions and Quasispectrum in Black Holes Physics (10. November 2021)

About: Bachelor in Physics from the Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil, 2013), Master of Science in Physics and PhD in Physics from Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil, 2014-2018), in which I focused my studies on the interaction of quantum systems with gravitational fields, and on the quantum cosmology approaches used to find the wave function of the universe. I had a one-year term as Visiting PhD Student at Tufts University (United States, 2017-2018), in which I worked on the quantum fluctuations of the spacetime geometry and its signature in the gravitational waves. As a CNPq Postdoctoral Fellow at Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil, 2018-2019), I developed a new simply technique to find the scalar resonant frequencies of both acoustic and astrophysical black holes. As a CAPES Postdoctoral Fellow at University of São Paulo (Brazil, 2019-2020), I investigated the dynamical interpretation of the quantum relativistic cosmology. As a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Tübingen (Germany, 2020-present), I have developed a new simply technique, which uses the polynomial condition of the Heun functions, to study the resonant frequencies related to the quasibound states.

Personal Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0909-2717

Hermílio Santos
CAPES
Soziologie

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Fellowship:  CAPES Lectureship programme in cooperation between CAPES (Brazilian Higher Education Agency) and the University of Tübingen

Affiliation: Interdisciplinary Center for Global South Studies (ICGSS); Hosts: Prof. DR. Sebastian Thies and Prof. Dr. Susanne Goumegou

Research Project: "Black Heiresses: Biographical Narratives of three generations of black women in the same family in three slave economy regions in Brazil"

Research Areas: Sociology, Biographical Research, Social Phenomenology, sociological documentary filmmaking

Publications: List of publications here.

Contact: hermiliospam prevention@pucrs.br

Activities at the College of Fellows:
I am Professor of Sociology at the School of Humanities (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). I am the head of CAES-PUCRS (Center for Economic and Social Analysis). From April to July 2023 I am the Visiting Professor of the CAPES  Chair (Brazilian Higher Education Agency) at the University of Tübingen.
Since 2018 I am the President of the Research Committee "Biography and Society" of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and a documentary filmmaker. So far I concluded 6 sociological documentary films, and right now I am working simultaneously in the production of 3 documentary films and 3 documentary series, among them "Black Heiresses", with 5 episodes. The first two episodes should be ready to screen by the end of next year.
Webpage: https://uni-tuebingen.de/universitaet/aktuelles-und-publikationen/newsletter-uni-tuebingen-aktuell/2023/1/forschung/7/

Daniel Weiss
Humboldt
Protestantische Theologie

Fellowship: Humboldt research Fellowship

Affiliation: Faculty of Protestant Theology

Stay in Tübingen: August - November 2022; May - July 2023

Research Project: 'Jesus-followers and Non-minim in Tannaitic Literature'

Research Areas: Jewish Studies, Inter-religious Relations, Philosophy of Religion

Publications
- Modern Jewish Philosophy and the Politics of Divine Violence (forthcoming 2023, Cambridge University Press);

- Tsimtsum and Modernity: Lurianic Heritage in Modern Philosophy and Theology (co-edited, 2021, De Gruyter);

- Scripture and Violence (co-edited, 2020, Routledge);

- Interpreting Interreligious Relations with Wittgenstein: Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies (co-edited, 2019, Brill);

- Purity and Danger Now: New Perspectives (co-edited, 2016, Routledge);

- Paradox and the Prophets: Hermann Cohen and the Indirect Communication of Religion (Oxford University Press, 2012).  

A full list of publications can be found here.

Contact: dhw27spam prevention@cam.ac.uk

Activities at the College of Fellows: Humboldt Lecture "Revisiting Early Jewish-Christian Relations" (9 November 2022)

About: Daniel H. Weiss is Polonsky-Coexist Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. He is author of Paradox and the Prophets: Hermann Cohen and the Indirect Communication of Religion (2012) and Modern Jewish Philosophy and the Politics of Divine Violence (forthcoming 2023), among other publications, and co-editor of multiple books, including Scripture and Violence (2020). Actively involved in the Cambridge Interfaith Programme, he is a recent recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.

Personal Websites:
 
https://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/directory/daniel-weiss

Hora Zabarjadi Sar
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

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Affiliation: Intercultural Fellow am College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies 2020/21

Research Project: To Which Home Do We Belong? Phenomenology of Interculturality and the Problematic of 'Belonging'

Research Areas: Western Philosophy, Phenomenology

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: hora.zabarjadi-sar@cof.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the CoF Focus Groups 'Belonging' and 'Intercultural Studies'; Section Moderation at GIP Annual Conference 2021

About Hora: Dr. Hora Zabarjadi Sar completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2020 with the thesis "The Other at the Threshold: A Husserlian Analysis of Ethics and Violence in the Home/AlienEncounter." In her current research project, "To Which Home do We Belong? Phenomenology of Interculturality and the Problematic of 'Belonging'" she works from a phenomenological perspective in engagement with postcolonial theory on the 'culturally other'.

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Eveline Cioflec
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

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Affiliation: Intercultural Fellow am College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies 2019-2020

Research Project: Das offene Selbst: Eine Erörterung der Zugehörigkeit

Research Areas: Philosophy, Phenomenology, Gender Studies

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek

Contact: eveline.cioflec@cof.uni-tuebingen.de

Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the CoF Focus Groups 'Belonging' und 'Intercultural Studies', Section Moderation at GIP Annual Conference 2021

About Evelin: Dr. Eveline Cioflec received her PhD from the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg in 2008. Since then, she has held various teaching positions and has been on research stays at universities in Kyoto, New York, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Berlin, and East London (South Africa). Since 2012, she has been a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. Her research areas are phenomenology, hermeneutics, social and political philosophy, and intercultural philosophy. Cioflec began her research work in Germany in 1999 at the Philosophisches Seminar Tübingen as a DAAD scholarship holder from Romania. At CIIS, Cioflec is working on a continuation of the project: "Das offene Selbst: Eine Erörterung der Zugehörigkeit".

James Ogude
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

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Affiliation: Intercultural Fellow am College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies 2018University of Pretoria.

Ryōsuke Ōhashi
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

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Affiliation: Intercultural Fellow am College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural StudiesDirektor des Japanisch-Deutschen Kulturinstituts.

Razvan Sandru
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

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Affiliation: Intercultural Fellow am College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural StudiesUniversität Lissabon.

Aktuelles Projekt: Philosophie im Globalen Süden: Multimediale Lernmaterialien zur interkulturellen Philosophie in Lateinamerika

Georg Stenger
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

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Affiliation: Intercultural Fellow am College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies 2008Universität Wien.

Fernando Wirtz
Intercultural Studies
Philosophie

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Fellowship: Postdoc-Stipendium der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

Affiliation: College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies

Research Project: Japanese Philosophy of Myth

Research Areas: Intercultural Philosophy, German Idealism, Japanese Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy

Publications: Recent Fellow publications are listed in our Mediathek
Activities at the College of Fellows: Member of the CoF Focus Group 'Intercultural Studies'

Contact: fernando.wirtzspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

About Fernando: I am a postdoc fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies (CIIS) and I am currently writing about Japanese philosophy of myth. I hold a Licentiate in Philosophy from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in Philosophy from the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. I was also a visiting researcher at the Ritsumeikan University and the University of Kyoto. Board member of the Society for Intercultural Philosophy (http://www.int-gip.de) If you cannot find some of my articles, let me know!