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Curriculum vitae
Anke Graness (PhD)

Personal Data:
Date of Birth: 16.11.1967
Place of Birth: Eberswalde, Germany
Marital Status: married, two children
Nationality: German

Academic Degrees:
PhD, philosophy, March 2010, Institute of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria. Thesis entitled “Henry Odera Oruka’s concept of Global Justice”
Mag. Phil., April 1994, Institute of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria. Thesis entitled “The problem of Identity in Modern African Philosophy”

Main areas of research:
Intercultural philosophy, philosophy in Africa, social ethics, theories of justice, political philosophy

Förderpreis der Dr. Maria Schaumayer-Stiftung 2010

Education and Employment History:
Since 2014: FWF-funded Elise-Richter-Position at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Austria), currently working on the habilitation treatise (postdoctoral qualification)

Since 2011: Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Institute of International Development, University of Vienna (Austria)

2006 - 2010: PhD-Studies at theDepartment of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Austria)

2000 – 2006: Online-Journalist

Since 1998: Member of the editorial board of „Polylog. Journal on Intercultural Philosophy”, 2009-2013 editor-in-chief

1998 - 2000: Training as an online-Editor, Fernsehakademie des Mitteldeutschen Rundfunks Leipzig (Germany)

1995 – 1998: PhD-grant of the University of Leipzig (Germany), Institute of Philosophy

1991 - 1994: University of Vienna (Austria): Studies in Philosophy and African Studies (graduation Mag. phil. In 1994)

1988 – 1991 University of Leipzig (Germany): Studies in Philosophy

Selected stays abroad and international conferences:
November 2013: Odera Oruka Symposium 2013, Nairobi / Kenia: paper "Intercultural Wisdom Research"

September 2013: Conference "Ort/e des Denkens / Place/s of Thinking", University of Vienna: paper "Intercultural Wisdom Research"

June 2013: 5. European Conference on African Studies in Lisbon: paper: "Philosophy in Africa as an academic discipline and its recognition in Europe"; panel convenor: "Philosophy in the Lusophone countries of Africa".

May 2013: X. International Conference on Intercultural Philosophy in Vienna: paper "Feminismus und Afrika: Das Gender-Modell und seine Grenzen Zur afrikanischen Kritik am universalistischen Erklärungsanspruch des westlichen Feminismus"

December 2012: 3. Interkulturelles Interdisziplinäres Kolloquium von polylog. Forum für interkulturelle Philosophie e.V., ZMO Berlin: paper "Feminismus unter postkolonialen Bedingungen: Afrika". Kolloquium "Postkoloniale Erfahrungen und Kritiken im transregionalen Vergleich"

November 2012: Organization and management of the conference "Perspectives of Intercultural Philosophy", Vienna

September 2011: XXII. Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, Munich: paper "Der Begriff „globale Gerechtigkeit“ bei Henry Odera Oruka"

July 2011: "Lisbon Conference on Global Justice", Lisbon: paper :"Liberty vs. Bodiliness – Theoretical Foundation of the Relation between economic and Political Liberties: An Intercultural Approach to Global Justice"

June 2011: 4. European Conference on African Studies, Uppsala: paper "What is Global Justice? Henry Odera Oruka’s contribution to the current debate".

June 2009: 3. European Conference on African Studies: “Respacing Africa”, Leipzig: paper "Justice in a Globalized World – The Term “Global Justice” in the Work of Henry Odera Oruka"

December 1996: Panafrican Symposium on "Problematics of an African Philosophy: Twenty Years Later (1976-1996)”, Addis Ababa: paper "Intercultural Philosophy and its Relevance for African Philosophy"

06-07/1995: Visit to various Nigerian universities

October 1993: UNESCO conference "Postcolonial Philosophy: Africa", Vienna

German - native language
English / French: advanced knowledge
Russian / Spanish / Arabic: basic knowledge