Brigitta Keintzel

Research Platform Gendered In/Visibilities

Email brigitta.keintzel[at]
Project Name Gender – Hegel – Rosenzweig – Derrida
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Field of research European Philosophy in dialogue with Feminist Philosophy, Visual and Interdisciplinary Studies
Keywords Ethics, Epistemology, Phenomenology, Alterity, Gender.

She received her PhD in 1995, on the subject: »Difference and Identity – Thinking of Gender«, using Hegel’s »Logic«, Heidegger’s »Being and Time« and Judith Butler’s »Gender Trouble«. She has headed several philosophical and interdisciplinary projects on gender aspects, historical psychiatry, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, biographical research, published and taught lectures in this field. From 2005 to 2008, she was appointed to a standalone FWF project on »Gender in the philosophy of Hegel and Levinas«. From 2/2014 to 1/2020, she was awarded a research project in the framework of the Elise Richter Program. In 2017, she held a visiting professorship at the University of Cagliari. During her fellowship, she was engaged in the revival of the lost dialogues between the philosophy of alterity and the so-called idealist philosophy, which were conducted in a variety of ways until the interwar period. She paid special attention to the establishment and consolidation of international scientific collaborations, as well as to activities and publications in this field.
She currently teaches at the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Theatre, Film and Media and is completing her monograph, which she will submit as a non-cumulative habilitation: »Uses of Resistance and how it influences our thinking and ethics« (Hobbes, Kant, Hegel, Rosenzweig, and Levinas). In 2022, she is also planning and organizing a special issue of Levinas Studies: »Levinas in Dialogue with Other Philosophers«.