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Advisors: 2015-17

Society for Phenomenology and Media

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.

Semra Aydınlı is a professor at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. Recently she teaches architectural design studio and cross-cultural issues in architecture at International Cyprus University. She has lectured at Westminster University, London, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston and Clemson University, South Carolina, USA.

Her research areas are design paradigms, aesthetic experience and design culture.

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. Prof. Campbell is the Editor of the SPM Conference Proceedings.

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.

Rachel Elliott has two degrees in philosophy: an Honors BA from McGill University and an MA from the University of Toronto. She is currently working towards her PhD in philosophy at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada. She is developing a phenomenology of musical experience that takes embodied social knowledge as its theme, in order to articulate how music shapes, and is shaped by, our relationships with each other and our environment. Rachel Elliott produces a biweekly radio show that explores these themes in conjunction with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI).

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.

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.

Katrin Joost teaches within the school of arts & 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 Visualising... 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. She 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 PhD in philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. The topic of her doctoral thesis was a phenomenological analysis of 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.

Sarah Lwahas is a Senior Lecturer and holds a doctorate degree (PhD) 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.

José David Romero Martín is a PhD 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).

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.

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

Semra Aydınlı

Cristina Bonfiglioli

Melinda Campbell

Lena Hopsch

Christine A. James

Katrin Joost

Avsar Karababa

Hye Young Kim

Marta Graciela Trógolo

Friedrich A. Uehlein

Tõnu Viik

Allan Casebier

Stephen Crocker

Rachel Elliott

Luanne Frank

Hans-Helmuth Gander

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Sarah Lwahas

José David Romero Martín

Matthew Schilleman

Judith Tiri

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