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You can find my general teaching statement though this link, and a reflection on teaching experiences through this link


Winter 2018/19 at Leuphana

Complemetary Studies Module

       Decolonial Options [Syllabus and Evaluation Report]

Summer 2018 at Leuphana

Complementary Studies Module

    The Bioeconomy: Political economy, biotechnology, & ecosystem services as neocolonialism or as hope. [Syllabus]

Winter 2017/18at Leuphana University Lüneburg

Wissenschaft lehrt Verstehen/Humanities Cluster:

1. The City as Technology and Fashion: ?Urban normativity? and ?the city lens? as generative principles and modes of living, building, and dwelling [Syllabus and Evaluation Report]

2. The fashions and genres of human provisioning: On our economic Lives, the vitality of markets, and ?Being human as praxis [Syllabus and Evaluation Report]

Workshop/Blockseminar at College of Leuphana University Lüneburg

Michel Foucault in Context: Living, Thinking, Acting....all political? (An Introduction)

Winter 2016/17 at Leuphana University Lüneburg

International Students Program

Humanities Forum for International Students: From Political Economy to Political Ecology - Belonging and Participation beyond the Age of Precarity. [Syllabus and Evaluation Report]

Wissenschaft lehrt Verstehen/Humanities Cluster:

1.     Enter the non-humans: Animals, bacteria, machines, and stones and what they can do.
[Syllabus and Evaluation Report]

Wissenschaft nutzt Methoden (Philosophy&Theory of Science) Cluster:

Introduction to Theory of Science Lectures

1. Lecture Course: Introduction to Theory and Methodologies of Science

Introduction to Theory of Science Seminars

1.     Bugs Matter: Multispecies ethnography and the concept of 'species'
[Syllabus and Evaluation Report]

2.     Objects of Ethnographic Research: Jyoti Puri?s Sexual States
[Syllabus and Evaluation Report]

Winter 2015/16

Keynote Lectures in the Leuphana College Methodology/Theory Lecture Series:            

1. Zombies! Science, Economies of Attention, and the Political Imagination (Oct. 27, 2015)

2. ?The Map is not the Territory!? Why a Dead Salmon has Feelings, too, and the Power of  Medical Images (Nov.12, 2015)

3. And they know not what they do - Ethical considerations in synthetic biology [CRISPR/Cas - 9: An overview of the science and the bioethical challenges.] (Jan. 26, 2016)  


Forum 'Humanities' for Internationals [Leuphana Winter 2015/16]: ?Otherness and/or Democracy: Forms of Participation? 

Seminar [Leuphana Winter 2015/16]: Western, non-Western, and Decolonial Transmedial Imaginaries of the Other(s) [Proposal Draft Syllabus Evaluation Report and Slides]


Seminar [Leuphana Winter 2015/16]: Borders, Violence, and Human Security [Syllabus Evaluation Report and Slides]


Seminars [Leuphana Winter 2015/16]: Introduction to Theory and Methodology of Science:

  •  Haben Tiere Vernunft? (Do Animals Have Reason[s]) [Evaluation Report Slides]
  • What do medical images tell us? [Evaluation Report Slides]
  • Continental Breakfast': Was (konstruktivist.) Wissenschaftstheorie mit Kaffee zu tun hat. (What does theory of science have to do with coffee?) [Evaluation Report Slides]
  • Zombies, Cyborgs, und Roboter: Mensch-Maschine Relationen [Evaluation Report Slides]


Reading Colloquia [Leuphana Winter 2015/16]: 

  • P. Bourdieu: Logic of Practice
  •  b. J. Butler: Psychic Life of Power


Reading Groups "How to Read Academic Texts...for 1st Semster Students" [Leuphana Winter 2015/16]:

  • a. Animal Studies
  • b. Postcolonial & Feminist  Science and Technology Studies 


Theory Circle [Leuphana Winter 2016; co-taught with Mareike Teigeler]: Smaller Readings on Ecological Capillaries of Capitalism (Guattari, Haraway, Deleuze)


Winter 2014/15

Four Seminars [Leuphana]: Introduction to Theory and Methodology of Science: Groups 1,3,4: 'Der wissenschaftliche Blick in die Tiefe. Objektivität zwischen konstruktivistischem Sehen und Sprache', Group 2: Looking through a tube: What do we see with microscopes and telescopes?  [Full Evaluation Reports Group1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4]

Moderated Workgroup-Seminar [Leuphana]: Decoloniality/Decolonialidad/Dekolonialität- Liberation and the Possibility for Community (Science&Knowledge, Identity, Governance, Liberation&Community)

Looking through a tube: What do we see with microscopes and telescopes?
ertiefungsseminar zur Vorlesung "Wissenschaftstheorie": Der wissenschaftliche Blick in die Tiefe. Objektivität zwischen konstruktivistischem Sehen und Sprache
ertiefungsseminar zur Vorlesung "Wissenschaftstheorie": Der wissenschaftliche Blick in die Tiefe. Objektivität zwischen konstruktivistischem Sehen und Sprach
ertiefungsseminar zur Vorlesung "Wissenschaftstheorie": Der wissenschaftliche Blick in die Tiefe. Objektivität zwischen konstruktivistischem Sehen und Sprache'


Winter 2013/14 

Seminar [Leuphana Winter 2013/14]: Core- Curriculum Course in International Development "Money, Markets, Ethics" (for international students, complementary alternative for the Ringvorlesung) [EvaluationSlides Full Report] 

Seminar [Leuphana Winter 2013/14, German]: The concept of the ?work?['das Werk']: Work and authorship in art, politics, market, science, philosophy [Syllabus EvaluationSlides       FullReport]

 Seminar [Leuphana Winter 2013/14]: Care, Power, Information: Issues of Social Justice in Biomedicine, Ecology, and Governance 3.0 [Syllabus EvaluationSlides  FullReport]

Seminar [Leuphana Winter 2013/14, co-taught with Sabrina M. Weiss, RPI]: "Trick or treat, truth or dare?" Objectivity Markets and Ethics as Ways of Knowing in the Science of Life. (Introducing Science Studies) [Syllabus EvaluationSlides FullReport]

Colloq [Leuphana Winter 2013/14, planned]: Close Reading of E.Dussel 'Ethics of Liberation' [Description]

Colloq [Leuphana Winter 2013/14, planned]: Close Reading of Max Weber 'Wissenschaftslehre' [Description] 

Workshop [Leuphana Winter 2013/14]: Debate Intro 


Winter 2012/13  

Seminar [Leuphana Winter 2012/13, German]: Europe and the Enlightenment View of Humanity: Public, State, Science [Syllabus][EvaluationSlides FullReport]

Seminar [Leuphana Winter 2012/13]: Europe and its Other(s): Postcolonial Perspectives on Science, Gender, Governance [Syllabus][EvaluationSlides FullReport]

Seminar [Leuphana Summer 2012 English, co-taught with Sabrina M. Weiss, RPI]: Before and After State - Governing and Governance in Times of Post-Democratic Society and Technoscientific Governmentality   


Winter 2011/12  

Seminar [Leuphana Winter 2011/12 English]: Care, Power, Information: Achieving Social Justice in the Age of Digital Divide, Biopolitics and Health Care Crisis [Link][Syllabus][EvaluationSlides FullReport] 

Seminar[Leuphana Winter 2011/12,German]: Philosophy of Medicine      [Link[Syllabus][Evaluation Slides Full Report]                       


Prospective Seminar Ideas for 2016 - 2018

 Seminar: The West and its Other(s) in STS Perspectives [Proposal Draft]

Seminar: Techno-Scientific StateCraft [Proposal Draft]

Seminar: Care Power Information [Proposal Draft, revised from previous versions of this course]

Seminar: After Cyborg: What if the cyborg was already here and we missed it? 

Seminar: Colonial Breakfast - Coffee, Enlightenment, Science (A Decolonial Introduction to Theory and History of Science)

Seminar: That Affair called Sex - Gender, Sexuality, Bodies (as texts, practices & material vitalities) [Proposal Draft German]

Seminar: Health and Biomedicine Topics on Gender, Sex, Sexualities [Proposal Draft]

Seminar: Representing, Intervening, TechnoScientific Governing (Introducing the History of Science) [Proposal Draft]

Seminar: Subjectivity, Truth, Governing - Reading dangerously with Foucault [Proposal Draft German]

Seminar: Life - Organism, Body, Mind 

Seminar:Introduction to Philosophy of Medicine [Proposal Draft] 

Seminar: Philosophy of Language(...and Mind?)

Seminar [dual language: German/English]: Science/Lebensform - Wissenschaft/Lifeform [Proposal Draft]

  Reading Colloquia [planned]:   a. Derrida ?Animal that therefore I am?,   b. Sanjines C. ?Embers of the past?, c.Weber ?Wissenschaftslehre? (cont?d), in comparison toHusserl, Foucault, Harding, & Longino

Other Planned/Submitted Courses

Seminar [planned submission for 2013 at Leuphana]: Qualitative Methods - Interpretative approaches in studying Ableism and Assisted Living Technologies [Link to draft]          [Link to an English Draft Version]

Seminar [planned submission at Leuphana]: The Politology of Science: ScienceCraft and ScienceCivics of the BioPolity  

 Seminar: Introduction to Theory of Science  (both in English and German) [Proposal Draft a  b  c   d]                  a. Animals and Rationality. Ethics and Philosophy of Mind in the Sciences. (Haben Tiere eine Vernunft? Zur Bedeutung von Ethik und Philosophie des Geistes in den Wissenschaften)
b. What do medical images tell us?  (Was sagen uns medizinische Bilder? Wissenschaftsdiskurs und Bildlichkeit)
c. Continental Breakfast:  'Modern' Science, its methods, theories, and origins, told as a colonial hisotry of coffee (Kontinentales Frühstück:Die 'moderne' Wissenschaft, ihre Methoden, Theorien, und Herkunft erzählt als Kolonialgeschichte des Kaffees)
d. Zombies, Cyborg, Robots: Human-Technology Relations (Zombies, Cyborgs, Roboter: Mensch-Maschine Beziehungen als Wissenschaftsgegenstand)

Prospective Seminar Ideas (2008-2011)

Seminar: Concepts and Theories in Historical Ontology and Historical Epistemology [Link]

Seminar: The History of the Body from Wonder and Pain to the Politics of the Public Spectacle and Medicine at War [Link]

Seminar: Perspectives on Health and Biomedicine in Media Studies  and STS [Link]

 Seminar (for European Colleges): Recent Perspectives in American Sociology [Link]

 I was also preparing a series of five lectures/presentations that are to be expanded into a text-book sometime in the distant future, on the Philosophy of Society and Science.[Link]


General Teaching Resources

 Blank Syllabus [Link]

 This is a blank template for a General syllabus

Commented Syllabus [Link]

This is a commentary on how to create a syllabus for early career lecturers/teachers, based on the  blank syllabus.