Dr. Rosine Kelz

Dr. Rosine Kelz

Research Associate

Rosine Kelz works at the IASS since 2018. As part of the research team "Politicizing the Future" she works on theories of temporality and futurity. In addition she engages with philosophical and political issues related to new biotechnologie, such as for example CRISPR or gene drives. She is particularly interested in the question how new biotechnologies play a role in changing conceptions of nature and technology. From 2016 to 2018 Rosine was a Mellon Fellow in the Bio-Humanities at the University of Illinois. Her first book,"The non-sovereign self, responsibility, and otherness: Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, and Stanley Cavell on moral philosophy and political agency", published in 2016, is about the role of relational notions of selfhood for theories of responsibility and political community. Rosine Kelz holds a D.Phil from the University of Oxford. She studied Sociology and Politics at the University of Essex.

  • Seit 2018 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Projekt Politisierung von Zukunft, Institut für Transformative Nachhaltigkeitsforschung (IASS), Potsdam

  • 2016 - 2018 Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Bio-Humanities, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • 2015 Visiting Assistant Professor for Social and Political Theory, M.A. Program 'Critical Theory and the Arts', School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA

  • 2009 - 2014 D. Phil in Politik (Theorie), University of Oxford, Oxford, GB Dissertation: 'The non-sovereign self - Arendt, Butler and Cavell on the subject, community and otherness'

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  • Political and Social Theories of temporality and futurity
  • New Biotechnologies
  • Environmental and animal ethics
  • philosophies of nature and technology

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • The non-sovereign self, responsibility, and otherness: Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, and Stanley Cavell on moral philosophy and political agency, 2016, Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • Migration and Political Theory - Concepts of non-sovereignty and solidarity, in movements. Journal für kritische Migrations- und Grenzregimeforschung. 2015, 1 (2)
  • Anspruch auf Gemeinschaft, in Jähnert, Aleksander, Kriszio (eds.), Kollektivität nach der Subjektkritik. Geschlechtertheoretische Positionen. Bielefeld: transcript, 2013 (pp.87-100)
  • The non-sovereign self and limitations to self-ownership, in Journal of Intellectual History and Political Thought, 2012, 1 (1)
  • 'Cell culture and the (re-)articulation of biological time' at Meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Oslo, July 2019
  • 'Politics of Solidarity and the Ethics of Migration' at workshop "The Role of Literary and Cultural Studies in Multidisciplinary Refugee and Forced Migration Studies", Department of English, University of Munster April 3 2019
  • 'The ethics and politics of temporality' at "Poststructuralism: Past, Present, Future" Conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Faculty of Philosophy, March 2019
  • Invited talk: 'Futurisation of Politics' with David Low-Beer, at "Nature, Time, Responsibility" Conference, Philosophy Department, LMU Munich, March 2018
  • 'Beyond embodied temporality - life-time in the light of contemporary biotechnology' at "Values in medicine, science, and technology" conference, Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology, The University of Texas, Dallas, May 2017
  • 'Judgment as the avoidance of responsibility - thinking about difference, race, and poverty with Arendt and Cavell', at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, September 2016