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Lectures by Dr. Ruth Rebecca Tietjen and Hina Haq
When: December 8th, 2022, 15:00-17:00
Dr. Ruth Rebecca Tietjen is a postdoc at the Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen, where she is working on a project on antagonistic political emotions. Her research is situated in the intersection of philosophy of emotion, philosophy of religion, philosophical anthropology, ethics, and political philosophy. It is focused on the ethical and political ambiguity of religious zeal and the affective dimensions of fanaticism, populism, and other current political movements and developments, such as climate change, misogyny, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, she is working on existential phenomena, such as anxiety, loneliness, and melancholia, and exploring the edges of language.
Hina Haq is a doctoral researcher in the Institute of Cognitive Science at the Osnabrück University. She is a member of the Research Training Group (RTG) on ‘Situated Cognition’ based in Ruhr-University Bochum and Osnabrück University. She has worked as program manager and psychologist at Sabaoon (De-Radicalization Centre, Pakistan) before starting her doctorate in Osnabrück. Her project in RTG is focused on ‘Affective Scaffoldings by Extremist Groups’. Her current research focuses on the situated perspective of affective bonding of recruits with extremist groups, understanding radical narratives, and the study of affective strategies by extremists and right-wing radical groups. Her PhD publication includes “Radicalization through the Lens of Situated Affectivity” (Frontiers in Psychology, 2020).