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Arrival of DIAS-MoCS Visiting Junior Fellows in Applied Phenomenology

Three visiting fellows will be hosted at SDU by the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) and the research unit, Movement, Culture and Society (MoCS) in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics. During their stay, the fellows will prepare applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships, with the aim of securing EU funding to take up postdoctoral positions at SDU.

Information about the fellows and their projects are provided below. If you’re interested with meeting any of the fellows, feel free to reach out to them by email. They will arrive in Odense in early June for a one-month stay.

Marcelo Vieira Lopes holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM - Brazil), where he now works as a postdoctoral researcher. His background is in phenomenology, hermeneutics, and philosophy of Mind. Currently, his primary research interests are in topics at the intersection of phenomenology, philosophy of emotions, and philosophy of psychiatry. During his time as a junior fellow at SDU, he will develop a project on the role that doubt plays in psychiatric disorders, including how to understand the relationship between feelings of doubt and mental illness, and the potential relevance for research and clinical practice. 

Catherine Fullarton is completing her PhD at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a Faculty Fellow in the Humanities at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada. Her research engages phenomenological accounts of intersubjectivity and empathy, Aristotelian virtue ethics, and medical empathy pedagogy. Her work considers Aristotle’s virtue of practical wisdom as a model for the development of clinical empathy, phenomenologically conceived. During her time as a junior fellow at SDU, she will develop a project that seeks to better understand patients’ and physicians’ experiences of clinical empathy and the relevance of current and emerging pedagogical approaches for supporting meaningful and engaged empathic encounters (including recent uses of AI and VR technology for this purpose). 

Em Walsh completed here PhD at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. She is interested in the ways madness, memory, and marginalization interact. During her time as a junior fellow at SDU, she will develop a project on temporal consciousness and post-traumatic stress disorder, which aims to address how temporal consciousness can become distorted as a result of PTSD. She is particularly interested in how temporal distortions can affect an individual's ability to imagine different kinds of futures for themselves and whether the negative affectivity which results from temporal distortions can be alleviated by engaging in artistic practices.

Editing was completed: 31.05.2023