Chiara Caporuscio is a first-year PhD student at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. She is part of the Research Training Group “GRK/RTG 2386 Extrospection. External access to higher cognitive processes”. She is working on the epistemic status of introspection in psychiatry. Her work is supervised by Jun-Prof. Dr. Sascha Benjamin Fink (OvGU Magdeburg).
Gen Eickers finished their PhD at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and Freie Universität Berlin in March 2019. Their work was supervised by Prof. Jan Slaby (FU Berlin), Prof. Jesse Prinz (CUNY GC, NY), and Prof. Isabel Dziobek (HU Berlin). In their dissertation, Gen developed an account of social interaction that emphasizes contextual information and accommodates the impact of group membership, which has been neglected by leading theories.The thesis commits to the claim that many social interactions can be explained with social scripts and focuses especially on emotion recognition. Gen was a visiting research fellow at The Graduate Center, City University of New York in 2017 and 2018 and has since been an associated researcher to the Einstein Group „Consciousness, Emotions, & Values“ (head: Jesse Prinz).
Dr. Daniel James
Daniel James is a post-doctoral researcher at the Universität Duisburg-Essen. His doctoral thesis was on Hegel’s theory of Ethical Life. His current research is on the nature and foundations of social power.
Juan R. Loaiza
Juan R. Loaiza is a PhD Candidate at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He recently submitted his dissertation on scientific definitions of emotions and their status as scientific kinds. His work was supervised by Prof. Michael Pauen (HU Berlin), Prof. Isabel Dziobek (HU Berlin), and Prof. Jesse Prinz (CUNY GC, NY). In the past he has been a research assistant at the Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia) where he worked on the history and philosophy of visual perception.
Resa-Philip Lunau has recently finished his master thesis Epistemic Injustice and Testimony – Towards a Theory of Epistemic Dominance at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests are in political philosophy, moral philosophy, and epistemology; with a strong commitment to intersectional analysis of domination. He is currently preparing for a PhD in philosophy about Epistemic Dominance.
Justus-Lou Witte studies philosophy and gender studies at Humboldt-University Berlin. His research interest lies in analytic feminist philosophy, whereby he is mostly interested in questions around the metaphysics of gender. Justus-Lou is actively engaged in university politics, for example as a founding member of the student initiative Feminist Philosophy. With this iniative he organised the lecture series „Topics in Feminist Philosophy“ as well as a conference on „Contextualist Approaches to the Metaphysics of Gender“. Justus-Lou teaches courses in philosophy as well as in Gender Studies. When he is not at Uni, he is engaged at Greenpeace Berlin and is actively advocating for climate justice.