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  • rahel.jaeggi@staff.hu-berlin.de
  • Unter den Linden 6, Berlin. Raum 3036a Tel: +49 30 2093-2824 Fax: +49 30 2093-2819

Rahel is the director of the Center for Humanities & Social Change at Humboldt-University Berlin.

Areas of Specialization

Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophical Anthropology, Social Ontology, Critical Theory,
History of Critical Theory.
Education
  • 2009 Habilitation from the Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M./Germany, on the subject of “Critique of Forms of Life”
  • 2002 Doctorate from the Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M./Germany, with a dissertation on “Freedom and Indifference – A reconstruction of the Concept of Alienation”
  • 1996 Magistra Artium (Master equivalent) from the Free University of Berlin with a thesis on Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy

Academic Positions

  • 2009-present Professor of Practical Philosophy with Emphasis on Social Philosophy and Political Philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin/Germany
  • 2003-2009 Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Postdoc) at the Institute for Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M./Germany (Chair for Social Philosophy/Prof. Axel Honneth)
  • 1996-2001 Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Predoc) at the Institute for Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M./Germany (Chair for Social Philosophy, Prof. Axel Honneth)

Fellowships and international Appointments

  • 2015-2016 Theodor Heuss Professor at the New School for Social Research, New York/USA.
  • 2012-2013 Senior Fellow at the DFG – Forschungskolleg ‚Postwachstumsgesellschaften‘, Friedrich Schiller University Jena/Germany.
  • 2012 Visiting Professor at the Fudan University, Shanghai/PRC.
  • 2002-2003 Visiting Assistant Professor at the Yale University, New Haven/USA, Program for Ethics, Politics and Economics.
  • 1999 Visiting Scholar at the New School for Social Research, New York/USA.

Publications

  • Capitalism - A Conversation in Critical Theory (zus. mit Nancy Fraser), Hoboken (Blackwell Publishing) (voraussichtlich Mai 2018).
  • Forme de vita e capitalismo, Turin (Rosenberg & Sellier) 2016.
  • Alienation, New York (Columbia University Press) 2014.