Nora Berenstain is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a member of the newly established Intersectionality Community of Scholars at the University of Tennessee. Her past work has been primarily in metaphysics of the physical sciences, though her research interests are now trending toward feminist epistemology and critical race theory. Her current projects focus on examining the many factors that contribute to academic philosophy’s hostility toward members of marginalized groups and identifying ways to dismantle harmful power structures within the discipline.
Imke Biermann is a doctorate candidate at the University of Osnabrück at the Institute of Cognitive Science. Within the research group of philosophy of mind and cognition, she works as a lecturer and writes a dissertation about emotions and normativity. Before, she studied applied Cognitive and Media Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Bachelor of Science) and Cognitive Science (Master of Science) at the University of Osnabrück.
Alisa Bierria is a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Stanford University. Her dissertation explores the role of social and political recognition in human agency. Other research interests include violence and redress, black existentialism, feminist of color theory, speculative theory of the body, and popular culture. Her writing can be found in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy; Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order; Journal of Popular Music Studies; and various critical race and feminist anthologies.
Ekaterina Botchkina is a graduate student in philosophy at MIT. She completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, and was previously a visiting scholar at the Ecole normale supérieure, studying perception at the Institut Jean Nicod.
Esa Diaz-Leon is Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, and Ramon y Cajal Researcher at the University of Barcelona. Originally from Spain, she got her BA at the University of Murcia and her PhD at the University of Sheffield. She specializes in philosophy of mind and language and philosophy of gender and race. Her main research interests include the nature of consciousness and phenomenal consciousness, and the social construction of gender, race and sexual orientations. She has published her work in journals such as the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, the European Journal of Philosophy, Mind, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, and Ratio.
Kristie Dotson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. She was part of the coalition, #WhyWeCantWait, that attempts to challenge the way current visions of racial justice are constructed to outlaw open concern for women and girls of color. In her academic work, she researches at the intersections of epistemology and women of color feminism, particularly Black feminism. She also works in diversity and metapholosphy. Dr. Dotson edited a special issue on women of color feminist philosophy for Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy entitled, Interstices: Inheriting Women of Color Feminist Philosophy (29:1, 2014) and has published in numerous journals including Comparative Philosophy, Hypatia, Comparative Philosophy, The Black Scholar, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society and Social Epistemology. Dr. Dotson is working currently on a monograph entitled, How to Do Things With Knowledge.
André Grahle is a postdoc at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. He studied Philosophy and Political Science (two majors) at the Universities of Göttingen and Vienna, and Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He graduated from Göttingen with a Magister Artium (M.A.) and St Andrews with a Master of Letters (M.Litt), both in 2009. In fall 2011 he was a visiting scholar in Philosophy at Rutgers University. André received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews in 2014, with a thesis entitled Ideals, Reasons, and the Second Person.
Hilkje Hänel is a third-year PhD-student at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. She held a fellowship at the Carl and Max Schneider Stiftung and is a scholar at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Her research is in feminist analytical philosophy and social philosophy. Her thesis is on the concept of rape and how we should methodologically understand it. Further research concerns Wittgenstein’s theories of language and family resemblance, the relation between friendship and romantic relationships, Haslanger’s ameliorative analyses, and the ‘problem’ of women in philosophy. She is an executive board member of SWIP Germany.
Rico Hauswald is a research assistant (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”) at the department of philosophy at the Dresden University of Technology. He completed his PhD Social Pluralities. The Ontology, Methodology and Semantics of Classifying People in 2013, at the HU Berlin, and specializes in Philosophy of the Social/Human Sciences, Social and Medical Ontology, Social Epistemology, and the Philosophy of Language.
Rebekka Hufendiek is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Basel. Her interests lie in the philosophy of mind mainly embodied cognition, naturalism and emotion theories. She has written her dissertaion on “embodied emotions” and edited a volume on embodied cognition (Philosophie der Verkörperung. Grundlagentexte zu einer aktuellen Debatte. With Joerg Fingerhut and Markus Wild. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2013).
Daniel James is a lecturer at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany, while currently completing his dissertation on Hegel’s theory of Ethical Life. He has studied in Bonn and Berlin. His research is in German Idealism, as well as social and political philosophy (including social and political ontology). Further areas of interest are in critical theory and philosophy of race.
Katharine Jenkins is a third-year PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. In her research she applies social ontology to issues of identity and injustice. She argues that people who are constructed as bearers of denigrated social identities suffer a distinctive kind of injustice, which she calls “ontic injustice.” Her thesis gives an account of the nature of ontic injustice and the mechanisms by which it operates. In future work, she hopes to explore how ontic injustice can be resisted. Before coming to Sheffield she studied in Cambridge, and in January 2016 she will return to Cambridge to take up a Junior Research Fellowship at Jesus College. In September 2016 she will join the Philosophy Department at the University of Nottingham as an Assistant Professor.
Joseph Kisolo-Ssonko has been teaching Ethics at the University of Sheffield as well as assisting in the teaching of Philosophy of Science at the University of Manchester. His research foci are Collective Intentionality and Radical Politics. Outside academia he has fallen amongst artists and is organising a community funded critical art project.
Jo-Jo Koo is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Skidmore College (USA). Starting in fall 2015, he will be a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College (USA). He has research interests in 19th and 20th century European philosophy (especially phenomenology, existentialism, philosophical hermeneutics, and theories of embodiment), social ontology (broadly construed so as to include that of race and gender), and the philosophy of the social sciences. He also has ongoing interests in theories of recognition, critical social theories, normative ethics, and (if he only had enough time pursue it!) Chinese philosophy.
Odin Kroeger is a second year PhD student and lecturer at the University of Vienna, Austria. He has studied in Vienna, Berlin, and Canberra. His areas of interest are social and political philosophy, the philosophy of social sciences, the philosophy of action. His thesis tries to account for in which (if any) sense we can understand our institutions to have acquired a “spectral objectivity” (Lukács), if we acknowledge that they are ‘real.’ Further research concerns intellectual property rights and Plato.
Mari Mikkola is Junior Professor for Practical Philosophy at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 2010, focussing on feminist philosophy, particularly gender and pornography. She is also interested in social philosophy, social ontology, and German Idealism. She studied philosophy and politics at York University (1997–2000) and then went on to do her PhD on analytic feminism at the Philosophy Department, University of Sheffield. After completing her PhD (2005) she worked for three years as a lecturer at the University of Stirling (GB) and for two years at Lancaster University (GB). Her current research is about philosophical approaches to pornography and the role of dehumanization in feminist philosophy.
Deborah Raika Mühlebach studied Philosophy, Gender Studies, Sociology, and Arabic at the Universities of Zurich and Paris IV – Sorbonne. In 2014, she was an assistant and study adviser at the University of Zurich Institute of Philosophy. Since fall term 2014, she is writing her dissertation on linguistic-philosophical aspects and on the criticizability of pejorative language use under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Markus Wild at the University of Basel. Since 2015, she is a research assistant at the ETH Zurich Institute of Environmental Decisions. She is a member of the graduate program “Geschlechterverhältnisse – Normalisierung und Transformation” at the University of Basel Institute of Gender Studies.
Johanna M. Müller studierte in Frankfurt am Main, Prag, Washington D.C und Berlin Philosophie und Soziologie. Zur Zeit ist sie Stipendiatin des Graduiertenkollegs “Verfassung jenseits des Staates” an der Humboldt Universität Berlin und arbeitet an ihrer Doktorarbeit zum Thema Weltbürgerschaft und normativer Universalismus in der globalen Moderne.
Nathaniel Adam Tobias
Coleman is a descendant of enslaved and emancipated ‘negroes’ in Jamaica, born and bred in Birmingham, educated at Oxford (Double First, in Greats), Paris (Entente Cordiale Scholar), and Michigan (MA and PhD, in Philosophy). Nathaniel is both a Fellow—in Hull’s Institute of Applied Ethics and Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, in Liverpool’s Department of Philosophy and Centre for the Study of International Slavery, and in London’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies—and Britain’s first and only Research Associate in the Philosophy of ‘Race,’ in the Department of Philosophy, at University College London.
James Pearson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University. He works mainly in Epistemology and the History of Analytic Philosophy, and has particular interests in naturalism, normativity, and how best to conceptualize intractable philosophical disagreement.
Alexander Prescott-Couch is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at Harvard University. His research is at the intersection of political philosophy and philosophy of science (particularly social science). He is currently writing a dissertation on idealization and rational reconstruction. Besides contemporary philosophy, he also has an abiding interest in post-Kantian German philosophy, especially questions concerning social theory, history, and the human sciences.
Lea-Riccarda Prix is student research assistant of Prof. Dr. Rahel Jaeggi at the Chair of “Praktische Philosophie und Sozialphilosophie” at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since October 2012. She has a BA in Philosophy and Economics from the Humboldt-University and is currently doing her MA in Philosophy. Her field of interests include Political-, Social-, Feminist-Philosophy, Critical Theory, Social Theory and Ontology.
Naomi Scheman is professor of Philosophy and of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her papers in feminist epistemology have been collected in two volumes: Engenderings: Constructions of Knowledge, Authority, & Privilege (1993) and Shifting Ground: Knowledge & Reality, Transgression & Trustworthiness (2011). She is the co-editor with Peg O’Connor of Feminist Interpretations of Wittgenstein. She is currently working on a project she calls “Combating the Global Excellence Pandemic”.