Surviving Team

 (from left to right: Reingard Spannring, Shé Hawke, Lenart Škof, Nadja Furlan Štante, Kristjan Nemac, Nives Dolšak)


Lenart Škof (Head of Institute for Philosophical Studies, SRC Koper) is among the leading international scholars in the field of respiratory thinking. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University and Max Weber Institute for Advanced Social Sciences (Erfurt) and guest lecturer at various departments (Australia, India, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Poland). He authored several works on the topic of respiratory thinking, air and breathing, among them Atmospheres of Breathing, ed. by L. Škof and P. Berndtson (SUNY Press, 2018), Ethik des Atems (Herder/Karl Alber, 2017), Breath of Proximity: Intersubjectivity, Ethics, and Peace (Dordrecht: Springer, 2015), and Breathing with Luce Irigaray, ed. by L. Škof and E. Holmes (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Reingard Spannring (leader of Austrian team) is a sociologist (PhD, University of Vienna, MA, University of Sussex) who works at the Institute for Educational Science at the University of Innsbruck. She teaches lifelong learning, critical pedagogy and ‘mindfulness based learning’ and is a member of the research hubs ‘human animal studies’ and ‘education-generation-lifecourse’ as well as member of the European Educational Research Association. Her research lies in the fields of philosophy of education, environmental education research, youth research and critical animal studies.

Shé Hawke completed a PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney in 2008 on the eco-socio-philosophical genealogy of water. In 2016 she was the Bley Stein Professorial Fellow at the Arava Institute of Environmental Science, Israel, where she lectured on the Cross-cultural, Trans-boundary Sacred Ecology of Water. In 2016 she was guest speaker at the Ludics Seminar Series in the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University, where she spoke on the Play of Water. She is currently a Honorary Lecturer at the Univ. of Sydney. Hawke is part of the ZRS Koper team.

Nives Dolšak holds a joint Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Policy from the Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. She is a professor of environmental policy and an associate director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle. She teaches courses on climate change governance, ocean management, and policy analysis. Her research is published in academic journals in climate and environmental policy, public policy and environmental communication. Dolšak will work within the partner AMEU ECM.

Nadja Furlan Štante is senior research fellow at the Science and Research Centre Koper. She received her B.A., M.A. and PhD degrees at Faculty of Theology, Univ. of Ljubljana). Her authored books include In Search for Goddess: new cosmology of sensibility and hospitality (Annales, Koper 2014) and Woman, nature and religion: eco-feminist perception (Annales, Koper 2014). She has edited several volumes and is the author of numerous scientific articles in ecofeminist theology. Since 2010 she has been a member of the permanent expert body of the ARRS (she is holding the post of a national coordinator for theology). She received a Fulbright research grant for the 2008-09 academic year at University of Berkeley. 

Kristjan Nemac is a young researcher (PhD candidate) at SRC Koper. He works in the fields of geography and sociology.

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