Fellow, Berlin Center
Karen was a research fellow at the Center in Berlin during its first year in 2018. Her work at the center focused on German Idealism and Critical Theory, and in particular, on rethinking Marxian concepts such as species-being, alienation, and ideology for present times. While at the Center, she participated in the International Conference on Emancipation marking the 50th anniversary of May ’68, and was also an instructor at the Critical Theory Summer School on Rethinking Ideology. Karen is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and has just completed a book on Hegel, which argues for the systematic importance of the concept of life for his philosophy, focusing in particular on the Science of Logic.