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Winter School 2013 – postdoctoral scholars

Dr. Michelle Bastian is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Socio-Cultural Change at the University of Manchester and from February 2013 will be a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, in the Edinburgh College of Art. She is an interdisciplinary scholar whose approach draws on continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, anthropology and sociology. Her work focuses on the role of varying conceptions of time in social practices of inclusion and exclusion. This includes work on human communities, particularly feminist challenges to traditional notions of community, as well as a focus on ‘more-than-human’ communities. She is particularly interested in exploring how concepts of time and community are shifting in the context of climate change, resource depletion and mass extinctions. Currently, she is working on a variety of Arts and Humanities Research Council funded projects.



Dr. des. Friedrich K. Krämer studied Philosophy and Musicology at the University of Hamburg as well as Choir Conducting at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. He graduated as a Magister Artium with a thesis on the relation between time and temporal consciousness in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Following an employment as Scientific Assistant at the Musicology Department of the University of Heidelberg where he worked for the German Research Foundation (DFG) project Motet Database (14th and 15th Century), he joined the graduate program (Pro*Doc) Human Life funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). In 2012 he finished his PhD (Philosophy) at the University of Berne with a dissertation thesis on Time and Personal Identity. His research interests include Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Logic and Meta-Philosophy.


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