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Advisory Board: 2014-16

Society for Phenomenology and Media

Chair: Kurt Cline

Mónica E. Alarcón Dávila is an independent scholar in the field of philosophy and is founding member of Body, an artistic research group. She is currently assistant lecturer at the Hochschule Furtwangen, Faculty of Digital Media, and is working on several interdisciplinary and multicultural projects focusing on the question of the constitution of identity in a multicultural society. Her special fields of interest are phenomenology of dance, phenomenology of the body, artistic research, interculturality, and media.

K. Sripad Bhat is a Professor of English at Goa University, India. His areas of interest are critical theory, cultural studies, and modernity in India. He is primarily engaged in the task of historicizing the birth and trajectory of the concept of culture in British colonial India. He is also interested in exploring the interface of tradition and modernity in Indian context in terms of his evaluation of a few seminal texts produced in postcolonial India.

Cristina Bonfiglioli is currently a professor at a non-degree program on 'Digital Nets, Third Sector and Sustainability' at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her research interests are Philosophy of Science and Technology, Phenomenology and Postphenomenology. Most of her scientific production is dedicated to the relations between scientific discourse and imaging, specially photography and cinema

Melinda Campbell teaches at National University, San Diego. She received her doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of California, Davis in 1993, where she specialized in metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics. Her dissertation was in the area of color ontology and argued the case for the "subjective realism" of color. Professor Campbell's publications include an article co-written with William Hirstein, Aesthetics & the Experience of Beauty, which appears in the 2009 edition of the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Consciousness.

Allan Casebier has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. He has offered courses in film theory at the University of Southern California and the University of Miami, using philosophical inquiry to illuminate issues in the experience of film. He has lectured internationally (Oxford, Tokyo, Salzburg, Bologna, and Jadavpur Univerisities). His book, Film and Phenomenology (Cambridge University Press), exemplifies his approach to melding film theory as practiced in the American tradition with this Continental approach.

Stephen Crocker is Associate Professor of Sociology and Humanities at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He has written on the phenomenology of time and anticipation, the evolution of the plane in painting, and on mediation and media in the work of Deleuze, Bergson, Serres, Agamben and McLuhan.

Gerardo de la Fuente is professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and lectures in aesthetics and arts at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. His most recent book is To Love in Foreign Lands: An Essay on Economy Seduction in Modern Societies. His research interests are the philosophy and aesthetics of new media, the philosophy of economics, and the contemporary experience of the self in the Latin American everyday life.

Hans-Helmuth Gander is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Husserl Archive at the University of Freiburg. His work focuses on phenomenological and hermeneutical research. His research interests are in political philosophy, the philosophy of history, aesthetics, and anthropology.

Lena Hopsch, Senior Lecturer, at Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Architecture, Sweden. Her area of research investigates how design and design processes are materialized by human experience in the fields of architecture, art and philosophy. Hopsch participates in research networks nationally as well as internationally. She has published the results at international conferences, in books and scientific journals.

Christine A. James is a Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Her research interests include philosophy of science, ethics, technology, aesthetics, diversity, pedagogy, and cultural criticism. She has published in the Journal for Philosophical Practice, The Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Essays in Philosophy, The Southwest Philosophy Review, The Journal of Consciousness Studies, and Biosemiotics.

Nicola Liberati is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Pisa. He received a MA in philosophy at University of Pisa with a thesis focused on Husserl. His actual interests gravitates on how perception and the living body of the subject are moulded by technology from a phenomenological point of view. More precisely, he studies perception in augmented reality. His current interests include phenomenology, post-phenomenology, cognitive sciences and augmented reality.

Sebastian Luft is associate professor of philosophy at Marquette University. He studied in Freiburg, Heidelberg, Wuppertal and Stony Brook and has worked and taught at the Catholic University of Louvain, Emory University, University of Graz, University of Puerto Rico, and the University of Freiburg. His research focuses on phenomenology, especially Husserl, and the transcendental philosophy of Kant, especially Neo-Kantianism. He has published numerous articles, two books, several editions and translations on these topics.

Codruţa Morari Wellesley College, French. Research Interests:

Aesthetics, Semiotics, Phenomenology, Film Theory, Phenomenology of Space and Place, French Cinema, French, Theory of Space, Spectatorship, Cognitive Film Theory, and Visual Rhetorics.

Melentie Pandilovski directs the Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. He received his PhD in Cultural Studies from the Euro-Balkan Institute in Skopje, Macedonia. He is engaged in phenomenological research on new art and culture. His numerous publications on art and technology have been translated into Italian, Green, English, German, Russian, French, and Serbo-Croatian. He is the former director of the Contemporary Art Center in Skopje, Macedonia, and the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide, Aut in strategic planning and profession

Luanne Frank. Ph.D.,University of Michigan, is Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research and teaching foci: Theory of Literature, Theory of Art, Semiotics, Hermeneutics, eighteenth-twentieth-century German thought, History of Myth Theory, Psychoanalysis, Indian deity Lajja gauri, and Mexican painter Olga Dondé. She has published on Heidegger, Hamann/Herder, Kleist, Rilke, and Foucault, organized and chaired the conferences “Literature and the Occult” and “The Female Principle,” edited two collections of scholarly essays, and co-translated and introduced Basic Concepts of Poetics, Emil Staiger’s construction of a Heideggerian genre theory.

Hailemichael Tesfaye Tekabe is a lecturer at the School of Commerce, Addis Ababa University in Africa Ethiopia. His primary teaching is communication and English language skills. He is now completing his doctorate in Applied Linguistics and Communication. His areas of specialization are discourse, critical discourse analysis and nonverbal communication.

Polona Tratnik is a research associate at the University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre, and teaches courses in cultural studies, philosophy of culture, and media at the Faculty of Humanities in Koper, Slovenia. She is the President of Slovenian Society of Aesthetics and the author of In Vitro: Live Beyond Body and Art , Transart: Culture and Art in Global Conditions , and The End of Art: Genealogy of Modern Discourse: from Hegel to Danto .

Marta Graciela Trógolo teaches at the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste in Chaco, Argentina. She directs Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Sociocultural Issues, at the Institutional Research Project of the University. Her primary teaching is in the area of the philosophical foundations of social, economic, and political experience. Publications include Construcción ideológica de un prototipo identitario: el universo gauchesco (Ideological Construction of a Prototypical Identity: The Universal Gaucho).

Friedrich A. Uehlein teaches in the Department of Philosophy, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Research interests include ancient Greek philosophy, metaphysical undercurrents in British philosophy, the philosophy of subjectivity, and aesthetics.

María Varelá holds a Translation Degree (Ionian University, Corfu, Greece) and a Master’s Degree in European Studies (University of Siena, Italy). She received her Doctoral Degree in Political Science and History from the Panteion University (Athens, Greece). Research interests include critical discourse analysis; legitimating discourse; multimodality, institutional discourse and new media; diachronic political focus and terminology shifts in institutional discourse. Her current research focuses on the discursive representation of the ‘financial crisis’.

Tõnu Viik is a Professor of Philsophy at Tallinn University, Estonia. He graduated from Moscow State University and received his Ph.D from Emory University, Atlanta. Present research is devoted to cultural phenomenology focusing on socially conditioned meaning-formation processes.

Mónica Alarcón Dávila

K. Sripad Bhat

Cristina Bonfiglioli

Melinda Campbell

Luanne Frank

Hans-Helmuth Gander

Lena Hopsch

Nicola Liberati


Marta Graciela Trógolo

Friedrich A. Uehlein

María Varelá

Tõnu Viik

Allan Casebier

Stephen Crocker

Gerardo de la Fuente

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Sebastian Luft

Christine A. James

Codruta Morari

Melentie Pandilovski

Polona Tratnik

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