Dr.Yvonne Förster

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Publications and Presentations

Yvonne Förster is appointed as Foreign Expert at Shanxi University Taiyuan, China and teaches Philosophy at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, where she held a Juniorprofessorship (2010-2016). She has been awarded Senior Research Fellowships at two Institutes for Advanced Studies (Media Cultures of Computer Simulation at Leuphana and Cultural Sciences at University of Konstanz) and was a visiting Professor at Bauhaus University Weimar (2009), University of Kassel (2021), Germany and The Chinese University, Hong Kong (2022). She has received her PhD at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany with a thesis on the ontology and experience of time in modern philosophy of time. Her research focuses on human-machine relations, critical posthumanism, theories of embodiment and fashion as art.

Research fields

Philosophy of Technology and Culture

Areas of Specialization

Fashion Theory (Wearables, Body Enhancement, Gender)
Philosophical Posthumanism
Theories of Embodiment (human and artificial cognition)
Image Theory (imaging techniques in neuroscience and cognitive science, representations of intelligence in film and popular science)


09/30/2016 Habilitation through successful completion of the Juniorprofessorship, granting of the title Apl.-Professor

04/01/2005-12/07/2009 Ph.D. Philosophy, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU Jena) (Germany). Summa cum laude.

Thesis: Die Zeit zwischen Subjekt und Objekt. Zum Verhältnis von Zeiterfahrung und Ontologie in der modernen Zeitphilosophie (Time between Subject and Object. Experience and Ontology of Time in Modern Philosophy of Time).

04/01/2001-12/04/2004 M.A. (Magister Artium) in Philosophy, German Studies, and Romance Studies at FSU Jena. Grade: Sehr gut (A).

Academic Positions

01/01/2022-31/05/2022 Visiting Professor Chinese University Hong Kong

01/01/2021- Senior Research Fellow, GCAS Global Centre for Advanced Studies, College Dublin

03/01/2020-03/31/2021 Visiting Professor for Philosophy, University of Kassel, Germany

05/01/2019- Foreign Expert for Philosophy at Shanxi University Taiyuan, China

10/01/2016- Apl.-Professor (similar to visiting Professor without temporal restriction) for Philosophy at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Cultural Sciences

11/01/2017-08/31/2018 Research Fellow at Kulturwissenschaftliches Kolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural Science), University of Konstanz (35.000 Euro)

10/01/2016-03/31/2017 Senior Research Fellow at MECS (Media Cultures of Computer Simulation), Leuphana University Lüneburg, funded by German Research Association (20.000 Euro)

10/01/2013-09/30/2016 Continuation of the Juniorprofessorship for another 3 years after successful intermediate evaluation at Leuphana University Lüneburg

10/01/2010-09/30/2013 Juniorprofessor (assistant professor, non tenure-track) for Philosophy of Culture and Art, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Cultural Sciences

10/01/2009-09/30/2010  Visiting Professor, Faculty for Design, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

10/01/2008-09/30/2009 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, FSU Jena, Germany

Memberships in Scientific Societies

German Association for Philosophy (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie)

German Association for Phenomenological Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für phänomenologische Forschung)

Association for Cultural Sciences (Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft)

The German Association of University Professors and Lecturers