Sjoerd van Tuinen
Research fellow

With expertise across the spectrum of continental philosophy, I’m interested in metaphysics, aesthetics, social and political theory, and the history of modern philosophy. My research consists of commentary on classical and contemporary philosophy and multimedia engagements in the arts and humanities. I specialize in pragmatism, critical theory, (post-)structuralism, and their practical implications for Marxism, feminism, postcolonialism, and environmentalism. I focus on questions concerning subjectivity, habit and habitat, art (history), media and technology, political affect, and commoning, while drawing on classical authors such as Leibniz, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Bergson, Whitehead, Heidegger, Adorno, and Deleuze. Most of my work is available here.

I am currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam (profile). After having studied sociology and philosophy in Rotterdam, Rome and Leipzig, I received a PhD in philosophy from Ghent University (2009) for a dissertation on Deleuze and neo-monadological accounts of the constitution of subjectivity. In 2008-9 I worked as a lecturer at Maastricht University. Among visiting appointments, I was visiting lecturer at Stellenbosch University (2005), visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2013), research fellow at Humboldt University (2014) and Fordham University (2016), and a Fung Global Fellow at Princeton University (2017-18), I have received several research grants, among them the NWO-Veni scholarship, and edited over two dozen films, volumes and special issues, including a series of interdisciplinary theory books in collaboration with V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media.

Latest books: The Dialectic of Ressentiment: Pedagogy of a Concept (Routledge, 2023), The Philosophy of Mannerism: From Aesthetics to Modal Metaphysics (Bloomsbury 2022), To Mind is to Care (ed., V2_Publishers, 2019), Art History after Deleuze and Guattari (w/ Stephen Zepke, Leuven UP, 2017).