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Tatiana Levina

Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, Germany

Tatiana Levina is an Academy in Exile Fellow at Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen. She taught philosophy at HSE University Moscow and was involved in academic activism until her dismissal in 2020. In 2018 she organised the seminar “Women in Philosophy and Politics”, which moved to the independent platform Antiuniversity in 2019. At KWI, Tatiana is continuing her research project on women philosophers in the Soviet Union, with a particular emphasis on feminist metaphysics and epistemology. Her chapter “Sofya Yanovskaya’s Defence of Abstractions: Between Soviet Ideology and Bourgeois Idealism”, in: Stalin Era Intellectuals: Culture and Stalinism. Ed. by Vesa Oittinen and Elina Viljanen, will be published in November in Routledge.

Dr. Levina also works on philosophy of art, metaphysics and the history of science. She graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a dissertation on philosophy of art. She is the author of numerous publications, including the recent journal articles “Overboard from Absolute”. The critique of Kant in Avant-Garde’s Epoch (RSUH/RGGU Bulletin. Series Philosophy. Social Studies. Art Studies. 2021. No 1) and “Liberated Nothingness: Avant-Garde's Eckhart” (RSUH/RGGU Bulletin. Series: Philosophy, Sociology, Art Studies. 2019. No 4). She is also preparing a book manuscript, entitled The Abstract Revolution: Platonism in the Avant-garde Era, for publication.