Executive Committee Member
Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Sheffield)
Komarine Romdenh-Romluc is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Her fundamental interest is in the body, and what it is to be the sort of embodied creatures that we are. This led her quite early on in her academic life to the phenomenological tradition, particularly the writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. As well as thinking about how to interpret his work, Komarine has also developed some of his ideas to give a more complete view of agency, and used theories from the phenomenological tradition more broadly to tackle debates in contemporary philosophy of mind. She is currently working on two research projects. One is a book about Frantz Fanon’s philosophy, which draws together some ideas to do with power and culture that she has been thinking about recently. The second project involves developing a phenomenological account of thought, which is consistent with Merleau-Ponty’s understanding of human existence. Komarine has an ongoing collaboration with artist and photographer, Laura Page. She is also co-editor – along with Søren Overgaard and David Cerbone – of the book series, Routledge Research in Phenomenology.