Issue 3, 2013

Willem Halffman, Hans Radder, Atene Mendelyte, Robin Vandevoordt, René Gabriëls, Thijs Lijster, Frank Ankersmit, Marieke Borren, Nathan Slangen & Sem de Maagt

Biografie

Willem Halffman

Willem Halffman bestudeert als wetenschapssocioloog hoe de organisatie van wetenschap samenhangt met de inhoud van wetenschappelijke kennis. Recent werk analyseert hoe (biomedische) kennis wordt gevalideerd en geverifieerd, van laboratoriumprocedures tot aan peer review. Ouder werk over de co-constructie van milieuwetenschap en milieubeleid resulteerde in het boek Environmental Expertise: Connecting Science, Policy and Society, samen met Esther Turnhout en Willemijn Tuinstra. Hij werkt als hoofddocent bij het Institute for Science in Society aan de bètafaculteit van de Radbouduniversiteit Nijmegen. Daarnaast bestrijdt hij in woord en daad het doorgeschoten productivisme van de manage-mentuniversiteit via de beweging Hervorming Nederlandse Universiteiten (H.NU) en WOinActie. Hij is tevens columnist bij de universiteitskrant Vox.

Hans Radder

Hans Radder is Professor Emeritus in Philosophy of Science and Technology at VU University Amsterdam. His work includes studies of scientific observation and experimentation, the social and moral significance of science and technology, and the commercialization of science. Recent books are Er middenin! Hoe filosofie maatschappelijk relevant kan zijn (Amsterdam: Vesuvius, 2016) and From Commodification to the Common Good: Reconstructing Science, Technology, and Society (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).

Atene Mendelyte

Atene Mendelyte is a Ph.D. candidate in film studies at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden. Prior to that, she studied at the University of Amsterdam and was affiliated to the Nether- lands Institute for Cultural Analysis. She is currently working with Amer- ican avant-garde films in relation to Deleuzian film-philosophy, mental- and neuroaesthetics. Previously, she worked with Samuel Beckett's televi- sion plays as well as his theatrical notebooks, concentrating on either film-philosophical or intermedial aspects of his works.

Robin Vandevoordt

Robin Vandevoordt studeerde sociologie en literatuur aan de universitei- ten van Antwerpen en East Anglia (V.K.). Momenteel werkt hij als FWO- aspirant aan een doctoraat over de discoursen rond verantwoordelijkheid ten opzichte van slachtoffers van de Syrische burgeroorlog.

René Gabriëls

René Gabriëls is editor of Krisis and works at Maastricht University

Thijs Lijster

Thijs Lijster is assistant professor in the philosophy of art and culture at the University of Groningen, and postdoctoral researcher at the Culture Commons Quest Office of the University of Antwerp. He studied philosophy in Groningen and New York, and received his PhD at the University of Groningen in 2012. He was awarded with the ABG/VN Essay prize in 2009, the Dutch/Flemisch Prize for Young Art Critics in 2010, the NWO/Boekman dissertation prize in 2015, and the Essay Prize of the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature (KANTL) in 2018. His publications include De grote vlucht inwaarts [The Great Leap Inward] (2016), Benjamin and Adorno on Art and Art Criticism (2017) and Kijken, proeven, denken [Seeing, Tasting, Thinking] (2019), and he was editor of the books Spaces for Criticism. Shifts in Contemporary Art Discourses (2015) and The Future of the New. Artistic Innovation in Times of Social Acceleration (2018).

Frank Ankersmit

Frank Ankersmit is emiritus professor Intellectual History and Philosophy of History at the University of Groningen.

Marieke Borren

Marieke Borren teaches philosophical anthropology, political philosophy, legal philosophy, philosophy of culture, and gender studies at the Univer- sities of Nijmegen, Groningen and Amsterdam. Her expertise lies in the areas of political philosophy, feminist theory, and philosophical anthro- pology. Her research focuses on political phenomenology, a perspective she developed in her dissertation, Amor Mundi. Hannah Arendt's Political Phenomenology of World (University of Amsterdam, 2010). She applied political phenomenology to contemporary cases, such as debates on na- tional identity, irregular migrants, social movements and identity politics. Her present research further develops political phenomenology, by inves- tigating the fundamental conditions of civic engagement and disengage- ment.

Nathan Slangen

Nathan Slangen is research Master student at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen.

Sem de Maagt

Sem de Maagt is a PhD student at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His PhD thesis is about the role of conceptions of human nature and person- hood in theories of justice.