Melanie Sehgal

Melanie Sehgal is Professor of Literature, Science and Media Studies at Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder). Holding a PhD in Philosophy from the Technical University of Darmstadt, she is the author of Eine situierte Metaphysik. Empirismus und Spekulation bei William James und Alfred North Whitehead (Konstanz Univ. Press 2016). Her work focuses on forms of speculative thinking beyond the nature/culture divide, with particular interest in classical pragmatism, process philosophy, science and technology studies as well as new materialist feminist thought. Since 2012 she has been hosting the workshop and lecture series Experimental Speculations/ Speculative Experimentations in Frankfurt/Oder and Berlin. Together with artist Alex Martinis Roe, she is leading the transdisciplinary and experimental working group FORMATIONS, which explores ways of knowing beyond modern disciplinary habits of thought (more information:

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