Janina Loh (née Sombetzki)

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Email: Janina.loh@univie.ac.at

Office: +43-1-4277-46468

Mobile: +49-179-434-1744

Dr. Janina Loh started her PostDoc position at the University of Vienna in April 2016. Previously she has worked as a researcher at the chair of Practical Philosophy, led by Prof. Dr. Ludger Heidbrink, at the CAU Kiel (2013 - 2016).

Loh wrote her dissertation (2009 - 2013) on the issue of responsibility - Verantwortung als Begriff, Fähigkeit, Aufgabe. Eine Drei-Ebenen-Analyse (Springer 2014) -, supervised by Prof. Dr. Volker Gerhardt and Prof. Dr. Rahel Jaeggi. She recently published the Handbuch Verantwortung (Springer 2017), edited together with Prof. Dr. Ludger Heidbrink and PD Dr. Claus Langbehn. She has also published the first German Introduction to Trans- and Posthumanism (Junius 2018) and the first Germin Introduction to Robot Ethics (Suhrkamp 2019). Loh is also founder and co-editor of the book series Techno:Phil - Aktuelle Herausforderungen der Technikphilosophie (Springer). She published several articles on robot ethics and is still interested in the issue of responsibility – now especially in the field of technology, man-machine-interaction, big data, hybrid systems, and new media – and elaborates on a concept of responsibility networks. She also published her master thesis on The Concept of Responsibility in the Work of Hannah Arendt (Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte, Band 58).

In Vienna, Loh teaches in the fields of philosophy of technology and media and feminist philosophy of technology. She habilitates on the Critical-Posthumanist Elements in Hannah Arendt's Thinking and Work (working title). Loh's main research interests lie in the field of trans- and posthumanism (especially critical posthumanism), robot ethics, feminist philosophy of technology, responsibility research, Hannah Arendt, theories of judgement, and ethics in the sciences.

Detailled information with regards to her research and publications is to be found on her academia.edu profile.