Moss Chair Philosophy Events @ Memphis 

Recent and upcoming Visiting Scholars and academic events sponsored or co-sponsored or hosted by the Moss Chair of Excellence in Philosophy, the Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Research Award, Marie Curie Fellowship, or Fellowship support.



 Visiting Researchers

Ricardo Fernandez

Assistant Professor, PhD Candidate, University of Salamanca, Spain

Fall 2018. Working on the philosophy of Francisco Varela.

Roy Dings

PhD Candidate, Radboud University, Netherlands

Fall 2018. Working on the phenomenology and ethics of deep brain stimulation.

Mindaugas Briedis

Assistant Professor, Values Laboratory, Institute of Humanities, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

2017-2018. Baltic-American Freedom Foundation Fellow. Prof. Briedis is a phenomenologist who is doing research on the practice of radiology, coordinating with researchers at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine.

Denis Francesconi

Professor of Sports Education, University of Verona, Italy

Spring 2018. Prof. Francesconi is working on the phenomenology of athletic performance.

Allesandro Salice

Professor of Philosophy, University College Cork, Ireland

Spring 2018. Visiting Humboldt Fellow. Prof. Salice is working on the phenomenology of performance.

Sofie Boldsen

PhD student in the Psychology Department, University of Copenhagen

Fall 2019. Social interaction in autism

Giovanni Pennisi

PhD student in Cognitive Science, University of Messina, Sicily

Fall 2019. Psychopathology and representation

Anita Avramides

Professor of Philosophy, Oxford

Fall 2019. Author of Other Minds (2001, Routledge); Editor. of Knowing Other Minds (2019, OUP)

Anna Ciaunica

Professor of Philosophy, University College, London; University of Porto

Fall 2019. Works with neuroscientists, artists & clinical psychologists on empathy and social cognition

Jessica Lindblom

Professor of Cognitive Science, Skövde University, Sweden

Fall 2019. Applications related to robotics

Dina Mendonça

Professor of Philosophy, New University of Lisbon

Fall 2019. Emotion in social cognition and pragmatism


Postdoctoral Visitors

Katsunori Miyahara (Harvard) Fall 2017
Yochai Ataria (Weitzmann Institute, Israel) Fall 2017

PhD Student Visitors

Roy Dings (Radboud University, The Netherlands) Fall 2017
Ricardo Mejía Fernandez (U. of Salamanca, Spain)  2017-18

Visiting Lecturers/Professors

Adrian Alsmith (Copenhagen) Spring 2017
Karsten Stueber (Holy Cross) Spring 2017
Mindaugas Briedis. (Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania), Baltic Freedom Foundation Fellowship (BAFF) (2017-18)
Johannes Michalak (Witten) Fall 2017
Denis Francesconi  (U. Trento, Italy) Spring 2018
Allesandro Salice (UC Cork, Ireland) Spring 2018

Cognitive Science Seminar: Georg Theiner (Villanova); Rick Dale (UC Merced); Susan Goldin-Meadow (Chicago); Julian Kiverstein (Amsterdam); Robb Lindgren (Urbana-Champaign); Lambros Malafouris (Oxford); Elizabeth Pacherie (Jean Nicod, Paris); Steve Fiore (UCF).

Organized conferences and workshops

Spring School on Philosophy of Mind. RU-Bochum  Supported by the Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Research Award (6-10 March 2017). Organized with Albert Newen and Tobias Schlict. Funding by Anneliese Maier Research Award.

Enactivism: Theory and Performance. University of Memphis. Supported by the Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Research Award (15-17 March 2018). Organized with Albert Newen. Funding by Anneliese Maier Research Award. Participants: Jesus Ilundain (Portland, Oregon); Dan Hutto (Wollongong); Erik Myin (Leiden); Katsunori Miyahara (Harvard); Ezequiel Di Paolo (Spain); Hanne De Jaegher (Spain); Tony Chemero (Cincinnati); Giovanna Colombetti (Exeter); Albert Newen (Bochum); Tobias Schlicht (Bochum)

Workshop on Embodiment and Musical Performance. University of Mephis. Supported by the Moss Chair. (17 March 2018)




Dylan Trigg, Ph.D. Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher (2014-2016)

PhD Student Visitors

Mark-Oliver Casper, Berlin/Bildakt and Bochum (Fall 2016)
Marta Caravà, Bologna (Fall 2016)
Sabrina Coninx, Ruhr U. Bochum (Fall 2016)

Visiting Lecturers/Professors

Tony Chemero (Cincinatti)
Laureen Freeman (Louisville)
Claudio Paolucci (Bologna)
Erik Rietveld (Amsterdam)
Dermot Moran (UC Dublin)

Conference: Acting ahead of actuality. Institute of Philosophy and the Croatian Institute of Brain Research. Dubrovnik, Croatia. (16-19 June 2016). Organized with Zdravko Radman,

Workshop: Creative Evolution: Mind, biosocial plasticity and material engagement. Keble College, Oxford (11 June 2016). Organized with Lambros Malafouris.

Workshop: Orders and disorders of spatial experience. University of Memphis (16 April 2016). Organized with Dylan Trigg. Funded by Moss Chair and Maric Curie Fellowship.




Dylan Trigg, Ph.D. Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher (2014-2016)

Anika Fiebich (Philosophy, Ruhr University Bochum), Humboldt Feodor Lynen Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, (May-October 2015)

PhD Student Visitors

Susana Ramiriz (Cognitive Science, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuevernaca, Mexico). Visiting MA Student (August- October 2015).

Visiting Lecturers/Professors

Helen Steward (Leeds University), Visiting Professor.  (September-October 2015)

Michael Kirchoff (University of Wollongong), Visiting Researcher (October-November 2015)

Albert Newen (Ruhr University Bochum), Visiting Professor (November)

David Morris (Concordia, Montreal)

James Morley (Ramapo)

Workshop: Anxiety: Workshop on Phenomenology and Embodiment of Anxiety. (28 March 2015). Organized with Dylan Trigg.




Dylan Trigg, Ph.D. Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher (2014-2016)

Anika Fiebich (Philosophy, Ruhr University, Bochum, Humboldt Postoctoral Fellow, Fall 2014)

Postdoctoral Visitors

Gry Ardal Printzlau (Center for Subjectivity Research, U. Copenhagen. Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher, Spring 2014)

Marek Pokropski (U. Warsaw, Poland. co-sponsored by Ministry of Science, Poland. Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher, Fall 2014)

PhD Student Visitors

Kristian Moltke Martiny (Philosophy, Copenhagen, PhD Student, Spring 2014)

Zuzanna Rucinska (Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire, PhD Student, Spring 2014)

Workshop: Torture and Solitary Confinement: Applied phenomenology. (11-12 April 2014)

Spindel Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop: Alternative Models of the Mind. (23-25 October 2014)



Co-sponsor of the 2013 Spindel Conference. The Lives of Human Animals (September 26-28, 2013)


Matt Bower, Ph.D, Humboldt Postdoc, Ruhr University Bochum (Fall 2013)

Anika Fiebich (Institute of Philosophy, RU Bochum, Humboldt Postdoc at Memphis, Spring 2013)

PhD Student Visitors at Bochum

Stefano Vincini - Ph D. student, Memphis, Visiting Scholar, Ruhr University Bochum (Summer 2013)

Sarah Katherine Vincent - PhD student, Memphis, Visiting scholar, Ruhr University Bochum (Summer 2013)

Visiting Lecturers/Professors

Corrado Sinigaglia (Philosophy, U. Milano, Italy. Visiting Professor, April 2013)

Albert Newen (Institute of Philosophy, RU Bochum, Visiting Humboldt Professor, April 2013)

Britt Normann (Health Sciences and Neurological Physiotherapy, U. Tromsø. Visiting Researcher, January 2012)

Kristin Gunn Øberg (Health Sciences and Neurological Physiotherapy, U. Tromsø. Visiting Researcher, January 2012)



Visiting Lecturers/Professors

Massimiliano Cappuccio (Philosophy, U. Milano and United Arab Emirates. Visiting Fulbright Professor, Summer-Fall 2012)

Daniel Hutto (Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Professor, April 2012)

Richard Menary (Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Macquarie U. Sidney, Visiting Professor, March 2012)

PhD Student Visitors

Tobias Starzack (Visiting Humboldt Scholar from RU Bochum, Fall-Winter 2012-13)

Anna Welpinghus (Visiting Humboldt Scholar from RU Bochum, Fall 2012)

Rebecca Jacobson (Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Humboldt Scholar @ RU Bochum, Summer 2012)

Workshop: Schizophrenia: Levels of Interpretation Subpersonal, Personal, and Interpersonal (25-26 October 2012)



Visiting Lecturers/Professors

Jan Slaby (Free University., Berlin. Visiting Professor, November 2011)

Leonhard Schilbach (Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Cologne. Visiting Professor, November 2011)

Matthew Ratcliffe (Philosophy, Durham University. Visiting Professor, October 2011)