Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Practical Philosophy, Social Philosophy & Center for Human Studies and Social Change - Rahel Jaeggi

Eva von Redecker


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Humboldt-University, Berlin
Department of Philosophy

(c/o T. Pauly)
Unter den Linden 6 
10099 Berlin, Germany

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Eva von Redecker is a Critical Theorist and Feminist Philosopher. She has won Marie-Skłodoska-Curie funding for a project on the authoritarian personality (PhantomAiD), the project will be hosted by the University of Verona, Italy.

Eva worked as research assistant at the chair for social philosophy from Nov. 2009 to Oct. 2019 and continuously taught classes for that period. She contributed to establishing the Centre for Humanities and Social Change and acted as its deputy director. Besides her postdoc research, Eva also writes pieces for the broader public.

Eva's current research focusses on the notion of propertization. She investigates how modern forms of domination and destructiveness hinge on the logics of ownership, and works towards an intersectional account of capitalist oppression.

Eva's most recent book Praxis und Revolution (forthcoming in translation with Columbia University Press) draws on social theory and rich literary examples to explain how radical social change can work despite the rigidity of given structures. According to Praxis und Revolution, revolutions are always processual: they draw from social interstices which prefigure new paradigmatic practices. At the same time, revolutions are materially conditioned: they rely on enabling structural conjectures which allow for transformative transfers to occur.

Eva's previous work also touches on questions of social psychology, sexuality, and normativity; she has authored a comprehensive introduction to the work of Judith Butler as well as a monograph on Hannah Arendt's moral philosophy. Together with Dr. Herbelot (University of Trento) Eva has written the first paper in digital humanities which discussed biases in semantic vectors, and explored their potential use for automated discourse analysis.

As per the old German "Magister" curriculum, Eva was trained as a historian and literature scholar alongside studying philosophy in Kiel, Tübingen, Cambridge, and Potsdam. She spent the winter semester 2013/14 as Raymond Geuss's visiting PhD student at the University of Cambridge and taught as Heuss visiting lecure at the New School for Social Research (New York) in fall 2015.