Associates Details List

Monique David-Ménard
Discipline(s): Psychoanalysis / Philosophy

Vita: Monique David-Ménard has a double career, as a professor of philosophy and a practicing psychoanalyst. As the Director of the Centre d’études du vivant (2005-2011), she established the field of research "Gender and Sexualities" at the University Paris-Diderot/Paris 7. She has been invited to teach at a wide variety of universities wordwide: Ruhr University Bochum, Diego Portalès, Santiago de Chile, Universitad  de Chile, Universitad de Sao Paulo, UNAM, Mexico, as well as Columbia University. As a psychoanalyst, she has been a member of the Société de Psychanalyse Freudienne since its foundation in 1994. She is also a co-founder of the ISPP (International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy) and a member of the International Network of Women Philosophers (UNESCO).

Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky
Discipline(s): Philosophy / Media Studies
Affiliation: Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Vita: Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky studied philosophy and German literature in Zürich and Berlin. She worked as editor for the Züricher WochenZeitung in 1990-1994 and is co-founder and editor of the journal Die Philosophin: Forum für feministische Theorie und Philosophie. Before becoming professor for media studies at Ruhr University Bochum, she was research associate at the Humboldt University Berlin Cultural Studies Seminar. She has published extensively on topics in feminist theory, representation and mediality, media theory and philosophy as well as religion and modernism. Her publications include: Praktiken der Illusion: Kant, Nietzsche, Cohen, Benjamin bis Donna J. Haraway (Berlin: Vorwerk 8, 2007), Lara Croft: Cyber Heroine (Minneapolis, London: U of Minnesota P, 2005), Der frühe Walter Benjamin und Hermann Cohen: Jüdische Werte, Kritische Philosophie, Vergängliche Erfahrung (Berlin: Vorwerk 8, 2000). 

Luca Di Blasi
Discipline(s): Philosophy
Affiliation: Universität Bern

Sara Fortuna
Discipline(s): Philosophy
Affiliation: "Guglielmo Marconi", Rome

Vita: Sara Fortuna studied Philosophy, Linguistics, Semiotics and History of linguistic ideas in Rome, Palermo, Cosenza and Berlin. She taught philosophy of language at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” from 2002 to 2006 and is now teaching at the University “Guglielmo Marconi” (Rome). She was research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the FU Berlin in 2007-2008. She has worked on theories of physiognomics, perception, theories of origin and evolution of language in eighteenth century German philosophy, on Dante, Vico, Kant, Hegel, Wittgenstein, as well as on aesthetics, feminist theories, films. Her current projects are about ethics and language in modern philosophical tradition; aspectuality in the philosophical tradition; forgetting, subjectivity and the shaping of identity in literary representations and critical reflections.

Agnese Grieco
Discipline(s): Theatre / Philosophy

Vita: Agnese Grieco studied philosophy at the University of Milan and at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she earned her doctorate in 1995 with a dissertation on Ludwig Wittgenstein and Socrates. Since 1996, she has lived in Berlin as an author, essayist, playwright, and theatre director. As a theatre director, she has worked on Greek tragedy and contemporary authors, staging works by Euripides, Seneca, Sergi Belbel, Birgit Vanderbeke, Eugen Ruge, Heiner Müller, Elsa Morante, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Alberto Savinio in Italy and Germany. She has published books on Wittgenstein, Love Heroines in Ancient Greece, and the Rote Armee Fraktion, and has edited works by Girolamo Cardano, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Arthur Schnitzler. She is responsible for Italian editions and translations of Thomas Bernhard, Ernst Jünger, Thomas Hilbig, Veza Canetti, Erika Mann, and Botho Strauß. She has taught Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Milano, as well as Dramaturgy and History of Theatre at the Università di Ferrara and at Teatro Stabile di Torino. She is currently working on the book Atlas of Sirens, a literary essay.

Liora Lazarus
Discipline(s): Law
Affiliation: Oxford University (St. Anne's College)


Liora Lazarus, BA (UCT), LLB (LSE), DPhil (Oxon), is a University Lecturer in Law, Member of the Centre for Criminological Research, and Fellow of St. Anne's College. Her primary research interests are in comparative human rights, security and human rights, comparative theory and comparative criminal justice. Born and raised in South Africa, she studied African Economic History at the University of Cape Town and Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1994-95 she was a Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany. She came to Oxford in 1995 to write her doctorate at Balliol College, after which she went on to become a law fellow at St Anne's College. She is the author of a number of academic books, chapters and articles on prisoners' rights and security and human rights. She has also completed a number of public reports on various aspects of human rights for the UK Ministry of Justice, The UK Stern Review into the treatment of Rape Complaints, and the European Union Parliament.

Liora is an Associate Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub (, and is actively involved in the work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (which she co-founded), and the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group. She is also a research associate at the Centre for Legal and Applied Research, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, and the Institute of Cultural Inquiry in Berlin. She is the book review editor of the European Human Rights Law Review, and she sits on the editorial board of the Oxford University Comparative Law Forum and the Journal of Human Rights Practice. She is also a member of an expert advisory group of the Equality and Human Rights Commission which is undertaking an independent review into the existing domestic arrangements for the protection and promotion of socio-economic rights.

Currently, Liora is completing an edited collection entitled Adjudicating Human Rights Diversely. Liora has most recently been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship which will commence in October 2012 and will enable her to undertake research towards the completion of a monograph entitled Juridifying Security and a number of associated articles.  She is also part of an interdisciplinary group - investigating Human Rights for Future Generations - which has recently received 3 years of support from the Oxford Martin School (

Fatima Naqvi
Discipline(s): German / Austrian / Film Studies
Affiliation: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Vita: Fatima Naqvi is Professor in the German Department at Rutgers University, where she teaches courses on European film and German literature. Her research interests include Austrian authors and filmmakers of the post-1945 period, the intersection of fine art and literature, dilettantism and the theorization of interdisciplinarity. She is author of The Literary and Cultural Rhetoric of Victimhood: Western Europe 1970-2005 (New York: Palgrave, 2007); Trügerische Vertrautheit: Filme von Michael Haneke (Vienna: Synema, 2010); and How We Learn Where We Live: A Book about Thomas Bernhard, Architecture, and Bildung (Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2016). Her current project focuses on the concept of "Fremdschämen" and the works of Ulrich Seidl, Erwin Wurm, and Elfriede Jelinek. Fatima Naqvi is Associate Member of the ICI Berlin.

Hania Siebenpfeiffer
Discipline(s): German Literature
Affiliation: Universität Greifswald


Hania Siebenpfeiffer has been an associate member of the ICI since 2006 and currently is a visiting professor at the Institut für deutsche Philologie of the LMU Munich. She studied German literature and media, political sciences, history of art, and psychology at the University of Marburg and the FU Berlin. In 2007, she was appointed Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois/UC. From 2008 to 2014, she held a junior professorship at the University of Greifswald and was visiting professor at the University of Cologne from 2014 to 2016. Her fields of research include German and European Literature from the 16th century to the present, with an emphasis on early modern (16th to 18th Century) and modern European literature and culture (20th to today). Her academic focus lies on the interrelation between literature, science, and knowledge on the one hand, and literature and law on the other. In addition, she works and has published on Foucault and discourse theory, matter and (literary) materiality, gender, science fiction, and crime novels. She has also worked extensively on authors such as Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, Sibylla Schwarz, Alfred Döblin, and Rahel Sanzara.

Ming Tiampo
Discipline(s): Art History
Affiliation: Carleton University

Vita: Ming Tiampo is Associate Professor of Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is a scholar of transnational vanguardism with a focus on Japan after 1945. Tiampo’s book Gutai: Decentering Modernism (University of Chicago Press, 2011) received an honorable mention for the Robert Motherwell Book award. In 2013, she was co-curator of the AICA award-winning Gutai: Splendid Playground at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

In addition to her work on Gutai, Tiampo has published on Japanese modernism, war art in Japan, globalization and art, multiculturalism in Canada, and the connections between Inuit and Japanese prints. In 2013, she co-edited Art and War in Japan and its Empire: 1931-1960 (Brill Academic Press). Tiampo is a founding member of the Center for Transnational Cultural Analysis at Carleton University.

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