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Society for Phenomenology and Media

Mónica E. Alarcón Dávila is an independent scholar i 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 the phenomenology of dance, phenomenology of the body, artistic research, interculturality, and media.

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.

Alejandra de las Mercedes Fernández has her Degree in Philosophy from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (Argentina) She teaches regular courses in Political Philosophy and Aesthetics using philosophical inquiry to illuminate contemporary issues. She participates in a Research Project focusing on transdisciplinary approaches to corporeality in politics and art. She curates art in Buenos Aires and givers lectures and courses on: Aesthetics of Media, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Cinema and Literature, Philosophy and Psychoanalysis.

Luanne Frank.,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.

Elvira Godek-Kiryluk is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research in American and Russian modernism focuses on the conditions of intelligibility for politics in an aesthetic project. Her third area of specialization is in aesthetics, mostly of German Idealism and the Frankfurt School. Her involvement with the Society for Phenomenology and Media dates back to 2000, when she presented a paper on Roman Ingarden. She is currently teaching a course on realism in film and working on an article on Dziga Vertov and indexicality as a formal concern of the film medium.

Lena Hopsch, Senior Lecturer, 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.

Jacques Ibanez Bueno is a Professor in the Communication and Hypermedia Department, University Savoie Mont-Blanc , French Alps. He was visiting scholar at the University of North Texas, Associate Professor in the University of Burgundy, and instructor in Switzerland (Faculty of Education and Psychology, Geneva University). He works on virtual and hypermedia anthropology, applied semiotic in interactive communication, and bodily implications in processes of communication.

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.

Katrin Joost teaches within the school of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cumbria. Her research interest is shaped by Husserlian thought relating phenomenology to the visual arts, exploring in particular the philosophy of photography. She organises the Visualisin Series, which are biannual conferences bringing together theorists and practitioners debating social and cultural themes as seen through the prism of photography.

Avsar Karababa, MSc Architecture, IT, is a PhD candidate at Istanbul Technical University in Architectural Design and a practicing architect based in Istanbul. Her thesis focuses on urban identity within globalization. She has carried out research into topics that include culture and power relations as manifested in architecture and urban design.

Hye Young Kim received her Ph.D. in philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. The topic of her doctoral thesis was a phenomenological analysis to the concepts of temporality and history in Heidegger's Being and Time. Research interests: phenomenology, metaphysics, existentialism, ontology, hermeneutcs in Plato, Aristotle, Nicolaus Cusanus, Augustine, Leibniz, Hegel, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Husserl and Heidegger.

Pieter Lemmens teaches philosophy and ethics at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published on themes in the philosophy of technology and innovation, on the work of Martin Heidegger, Peter Sloterdijk and Bernard Stiegler, and on post-autonomist Marxism. Current interests are the political potentials of new digital IC-technologies, the politics of human (cognitive) enhancement technologies, psychedelics and philosophy and philosophy of technology in the age of the anthropocene.

Sarah Lwahas is a Senior Lecturer and holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts (Media Arts) from the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. She worked with the National Television (Nigerian Television Authority NTA) for 12 years as a presenter, newscaster and news editor, and with the University’s Fund Raising Advancement Office. She teaches Electronic Broadcasting and her Research interests are Reality Television and New Media.

Lisa Neville is a Senior Lecturer in English at State University of New York, Cortland, where she teaches writing, literature, and film. She writes fiction and creative nonfiction as well as critical theory. Her work is informed by Buddhist philosophy and practice, particularly as they relate to Western epistemology and language practices. Her current research and writing focus on the philosophy of the Kyoto School, Jean Gebser, Madhyamaka, Heidegger, and Dogen as well as experimental narrative, poetics, and Buddhist phenomenology.

José David Romero Martín is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain. From a transdisciplinary approach, his research combines artistic practice with theoretical work, focusing on different implications of the manifestation of corporeality in contemporay art.

Matthew Schilleman is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Clemson University. He is currently finishing his first book project, Typewriter Psyche: Office Media and the Techno-Inscriptive Origins of Modernism, which investigates the psycho-social effects of mechanized inscription in the early twentieth-century office.

Judith Tiri currently works as an assistant lecturer with the

Department of Mass Communication, University of Jos, Nigeria. Her

research interests include political communication, media ethics, and

media research methodology and methods. Judith enjoys reading,

listening to music and cooking.

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).

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

Allan Casebier

Stephen Crocker

Alejandra Fernandez

Luanne Frank

Katrin Joost

Avsar Karababa

Hye Young Kim

Sarah Lwahas

Lisa Neville

Judith Tiri

Marta Graciela Trógolo

Tõnu Viik

Elvira Godek-Kiryluk

Lena Hopsch

Jacques Ibanez Bueno

Christine A. James

José David Romero Martín

Pieter Lemmens

Matthew Schilleman

Dennis Skocz

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