PD Dr. Susanne Lettow

Susanne Lettow is lecturer for philosophy and gender studies at Freie Universität Berlin and Research Associate at the Margherita von Brentano Centre for Gender Studies. At the Collaborative Research Centre “Structural Change of Property“ she acts as co-spokesperson for project area C and Principal Investigator for the subproject “Property in the human body in the context of transnational economies of reproduction.” She studied Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, where she also obtained her PhD. Later she acquired habilitation working on Biophilosophy, more specifically “Science, Technology and Gender in contemporary philosophical discourse”. After that she was visiting professor at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Basel, the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna and at the Philosophy Department of Freie Universität Berlin. Her research currently focuses on theory and history of biopolitics, theory of science and technology, critical social philosophy and feminist philosophy.

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  • zusammen mit Gregory Rupik. 2020/21: Conceiving Reproduction in German Naturphilosophie. Topical Collection der Zeitschrift History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.
  • zusammen mit Bettina Bock von Wülfingen, Christina Brandt, Florence Vienne. 2015: Temporalities of reproduction. Practices and concepts from the eighteenth century to the present. Special Issue der Zeitschrift History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 1/2015.
  • Lettow S. 2015. Biokapitalismus und Inwertsetzung der Körper. Perspektiven der Kritik". In: Prokla 1(45) 2015, 33-49
  • Lettow S. 2014. Race, gender and reproduction in philosophy and the early life sciences. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Lettow S. 2012. Bioökonomie. Die Lebenswissenschaften und die Bewirtschaftung der Körper. Bielefeld: transcript.
  • Lettow S. 2011. Biophilosophien. Wissenschaft, Technologie und Geschlecht im philosophischen Diskurs der Gegenwart. Frankfurt/Main und New York: Campus.