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Birte Loschenkohl

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Essex

I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in philosophy at the University of Essex. Broadly speaking, I work on themes in social and political philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, philosophy of history, and critical theory. Across those areas, I am primarily interested in questions of agency and power: How do we engage in existing practices? How do they engage and shape us as agents? What does it mean to change practices we encounter in our world, and what are some of the problems that might confront us when we try to do so?

I am currently working on a research project that examines what comedy can contribute to political philosophy – in particular when it comes to conceptualising change and the role that contingency plays in it.


  • –present
    Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Essex


  • 2012 
    Goethe Universität Frankfurt, PhD, Philosophy