Professor Vanessa Lemm is the Vice President and Executive Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Her prior rules include Head of the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales and Director of the Institute of Humanities at the Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile. She is an internationally recognised expert on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and has published widely on Nietzsche, biopolitics, and contemporary political philosophy. She is the author of Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy: Culture, Politics and the Animality of the Human Being (Fordham University Press, 2009), Nietzsche y el pensamiento politico contemporáneo (Fondo de cultura económica, 2013) and editor of five books on Nietzsche, Foucault and Hegel. She is the editor of the flagship journal, Nietzsche-Studien (De Gruyter) and co-founder of biopolitica.org, an international research network on biopolitics. She has had academic appointments in Chile, Germany and the USA. She is fluent in five languages and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion. Her work has been translated into six languages.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2002
D.E.A. in Philosophy, Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1994
M.A. in Philosophy, University of London, King's College, 1993
Licence in Philosophy, Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992
D.E.U.G. in Philosophy, Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1991
Writer in Residence, Birkbeck College School of Law, London, UK, July 2018.
Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales, September 2016-present.
Invited International Member of the Grupo de Investigación Complutense: Cuerpo, lenguaje y poder. Lecturas contemporáneas a partir de Nietzsche, Facultad de Filosofía, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, May 2017-present.
UNSW Diversity Champion - Cultural Diversity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2016-2018.
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Escuela de Gobierno, Programa de Doctorado en Filosofía, Universidad Adolfo Ibaňez, Santiago, Chile, January 2015-present.
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Programa de Doctorado en Artes y Letras, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, January 2015-present.
Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Leiden, Netherlands, November 2011.
DAAD Visiting Professor, Institute for Philosophy, University of Potsdam, Germany, 2010-2011.
Visiting Professor, Dottorato di Filosofia Teoretica e Politica, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Italy, May 2009.
Chilean National Research Foundation, Fondecyt-Regular Grant, Nietzsche and Heidegger on Justice, 2011-13.
Chilean National Research Foundation, Fondecyt-Regular Grant, Nietzsche, Biopolitics and the Future of the Human, 2008-2010.
History of Philosophy: 19th century and Friedrich Nietzsche, and Ancient Greek Philosophy; Political Philosophy; Theories of Community and Justice; Critical Theory; Poststructuralism; Contemporary French and Italian Philosophy and Biopolitics; Environmental Philosophy; Animal studies; Animal and Plant Philosophy; Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology.
Selected appointments & professional associations:
Editor of Nietzsche Studien: Internationales Jahrbuch der Nietzscheforschung, De Gruyter Publishers
Co-Founder of www.biopolitica.org, a research network on biopolitics.
Member of the Italian Theory research network, Workiteph (Italy).
Member of the International Board of Advisors, The Nietzsche Circle (USA).
Member of the Advisory Board, The Agonist (USA).
Member of the Editorial Board Nietzsche Now Book Series, Cambridge Scholars Publishers (UK).
Member of the Editorial Board Materiali Italian Theory Book Series, Quodlibet Publishers (Italy).
Member of the Editorial Board Nietzsche-Online, De Gruyter (Germany).
Member of the Editorial Board, Anthropology and Materialism: A Journal of Social Research (France)
Member of the Editorial Board, Enciclopédia: Revista estudantil de la Universidad Federal de Pelotas (Brasil)
Member of the Editorial Board, Estudios de Nietzsche (Brazil)
Member of the Editorial Board, Ideas y Valores : Revista Colombiana de Filosofía (Colombia)
Member of the Editorial Board, Revista de Ciencia Política (Chile)
Member of the Editorial Board, Revista Anales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía (Spain)
Member of the Editorial Board, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales (Colombia)
Member of the Editorial Board, Revista Pléyade (Chile)
Selected Reviews and Evaluations:
Elected Member of the Directing Committee of the Chilean Philosophical Association, 2010-2011
Appointed Reviewer and member of the Fondecyt Philosophy Review Panel of the Chilean National Research Foundation, (www.conicyt.cl), March 2009 - March 2012.
Reviewer, American Academy in Berlin, December 2014.
Reviewer, Argentinian National Research Foundation (CONYCET), 2015.
Appointed Reviewer, Chilean National Research Foundation (www.conicyt.cl), PhD scholarships, December 2012-present.
Appointed Reviewer, Chilean National Research Foundation (www.conicyt.cl), MA scholarships, December 2012-present.
Appointed Reviewer, Evaluation of Quality Research 2004-2010 (Italian Ministry of Education and Italian National evaluation agency), 2013.
Reviewer, Chilean Political Science Association, since 2009.