Organizers

Chiara Caporuscio

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

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.

Resa-Philip Lunau

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

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.

Kiyomi Ren Mino

Kiyomi Ren Mino is a MA student at Berlin School of Mind and Brain and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Ren has been involved with MAP since their time as a BA student in philosophy at The New School in New York. They are working as a research assistant for the chair of social philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin. Ren’s current research includes examining the role apology plays in reparation processes, especially within post-colonial contexts.

Susana Pérez Blázquez

Susana Pérez Blázquez is a MA student at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain with a philosophy background. In the past she has worked on topics related to political philosophy. At the moment she is working on Epistemology and Sociology of Science and on Theories of Emotions, in conjunction with moral philosophy. In her native country Susana began to be politically active; now she want to bring this engagement to Berlin. Politics and science are, in her opinion, inseparable.