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Qualifikationen

 

2017

Habilitation, Universität Koblenz ("Close Talking: Von Hintergründen sprechen. Hermeneutische, pragmaoistische und phänomenologische Zugänge zu situativer Bedeutung)

1997

Ph.D. in Philosophy on "Humility" (summa cum laude), University of Zurich

1985 – 1990 Bachelor and Master in Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Universities of Vienna, Oxford, Zurich

 

Berufliche Tätigkeiten

 

2017

Project manager: Embodied Critical Thinking. International Research project, Philosophy Institute, University Iceland (under review)

2014 – 2017

Visiting Professor at the Philosophy Department, DePaul University, Chicago

2012 – 2014

Visiting Scholar at the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago

2012

Visiting Scholar at the Philosophy Department, Columbia University, New York

2010

Fellow, Nietzsche Kolleg Weimar

2007 – 2013

Assistant at the Philosophy Department, ETH

2001 – present

Coordinator and Program-Director “Science and Wisdom“, Center for Continuous Education, University of Zurich

1994 – 2000

Assistant at the Philosophy Department, University of Zurich

1990 – 1999

Journalist and Filmdirector (ARD, Neue Züricher Zeitung, Tagesspiegel Berlin, Kulturmagazin DU)

 

Zusätzliche Ausbildungen und Lehrtätigkeiten

 

2013 – 2015

Training in the Elicitation Technique (Micro-Phenomenological Research Method) with Prof. C. Petitmengin in Paris

2004 – 2010

Training in Thinking-at-the–Edge and Focusing (First-and-second person practice to engage and research tacit dimensions of experience and implicit knowledge) with Prof. E. Gendlin in New York

2009 – present

Teaching TAE workshops at the University of Zurich, ETH, Zurich, University of Chicago, DePaul University Chicago, Technion Haifa

 

Forschungsgruppen

 

  • Member of the Thinktank „Microphenomenology and Contemplative Experience: Exploring the Intra- and Intersubjective Dynamics of Language and Embodied Experience,“  Interacting Minds Centre, Arhus University, 2016
  • Research-Member of the Microphenomenology Laboratory of Prof. Claire Petitmengin, 2016
  • Member of the Peer Mentoring Project “Philosophische Kehrseiten,” University of Zurich, 2009 – 2011.
  • Founding-member of the “Lehrhaus für das Denken der Religionen Heidelberg,“ 2002 – present.
  • Initiator and director of the “Interdisciplinary Geyer-Forum,” University of Zurich, 2002 - 2004

 

Konferenztätigkeiten und Einladungen

 

  • Invited teacher at the summer school “Exploring Experience,” Mind and Life Europe, (August 2017)
  • Visiting Professor at the summer school, DePaul University Chicago, (June- July 2017)
  • Invited lecturer, Embodiment and Creativity (two workshops), Technion University, Haifa Israel (March 2017)
  • Speaker, Shifting Grounds, Literature, Culture and Spatial Phenomenologies, Conference, Zurich (November 2016)
  • Speaker, Nietzsche, Psychoanalysis and Feminism, Conference, London (November 2016)
  • Invited speaker, Jakob Böhme und die Romantik, Conference, Jena (November 2016)
  • Invited teacher, Summer School Gender and Philosophy, Iceland (July 2016)
  • Speaker, Meister Eckhart and Freedom, Annual Conference, Hamburg (March 2016)
  • Invited speaker, Dewey and the Cognitive Sciences, Conference, Kairo (October 2015)
  • Invited lecturer at the International Summer School of DAF, Lindau (July, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Speaker at the Mind-and-Life Conference in Boston (October 2015)
  • Member of the Panel “Special Contributions to Continental Philosophy,” Annual SPEP-Conference (Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy) in New Orleans (October 2015)
  • Key-note speaker at the annual Consciousness and Experiential Psychology-Conference, Cambridge, UK (September 2015)