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Prof Vanessa Lemm

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Position

Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Education

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Office of the Exec. Dean A&E

Contact

vanessa.lemm@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72258

Biography

Professor Vanessa Lemm is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. As Executive Dean she is a member of the University Executive and leads the Faculty of Arts and Education which includes the School of Communication and Creative Arts, School of Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation Institute.


Previously, she was the inaugural Vice President and Executive Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University in South Australia. Prior to joining Flinders, she was Head of School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales.
Vanessa has a thoroughly international profile. She completed her PhD in Philosophy at the New School of Social Research in New York, MA at King’s College University of London and DEA at the University of Paris, Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne. She held positions in the US, Germany and Chile. She was a Guest Professor funded by the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales. She is also an energetic and committed advocate for the Humanities and Social Sciences as a Board Member of the Deans of Arts and Social Sciences (DASSH).
Vanessa is passionate about creating inclusive and diverse research and learning cultures. As the Diversity and Inclusion Champion at UNSW, her team promoted a welcoming and supportive environment where people from all backgrounds and confessions can come together to share their views and concerns about the world.


Her international perspective has shaped her vision of the Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences as key contributors in tackling the global challenges of our time. She has launched numerous public engagement activities and designed teaching programs that highlight the public role of universities and the relevance of Arts and Education in understanding and addressing the economic, social and political problems our societies face today. Under her leadership the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin will continue to make a significant contribution to public discourse and policy, as well as to enhance the cultural and public life in Australia.

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Biography summary

Professor Vanessa Lemm is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. As Executive Dean she is a member of the University Executive and leads the Faculty of Arts and Education which includes the School of Communication and Creative Arts, School of Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation Institute.

Research interests

Vanessa Lemm is a Professor in Philosophy. She is a globally recognised philosopher and editor of Nietzsche-Studien and associated De Gruyter book series, two premier publication venues shaping the field of Nietzsche studies world-wide. Her research investigates the relevance of Nietzsche’s philosophy for contemporary debates in biopolitics, posthumanism and animal studies. She recently published Homo Natura: Nietzsche, Philosophical Anthropology and Biopolitics (EUP 2020) and is the author of 3 monographs, 5 edited volumes and numerous journal articles and book chapters on Nietzsche and contemporary political thought. Her work has been translated into 6 languages. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the Ancient Cynics and Cosmopolitanism.
She is an active member of several research groups in Latin America and Europe including “Relaciones de Poder, Asimetrías y Derechos Humanos” (Federal University of Paraná, Brasil); “Por una historia conceptual de la contemporaneidad, Facultad de Filosofía (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain); Group internationale de recherches sur Nietzsche (GIRN); “Cuerpo, lenguaje y poder. Lecturas contemporáneas a partir de Nietzsche” (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain); HyperNietzsche. Internationale Forschungsgruppe. She was Writer in Residence at Birkbeck College School of Law, London, UK, July 2018.

Publications

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2020

Homo Natura Nietzsche, Philosophical Anthropology and Biopolitics

Vanessa Lemm

(2020), Edinburgh, Scotland, A1-1

book

Deconstructing the human: Ludwig Binswanger on Homo Natura in Nietzsche and Freud

Vanessa Lemm

(2020), pp. 205-227, Nietzsche and the Antichrist: religion, politics, and culture in later modernity, New York, N.Y., B1-1

book chapter

Natureza, caos e transformação: para uma antropologia filosófica transformadora

Vanessa Lemm

(2020), Vol. 41, pp. 29-48, Cadernos Nietzsche, Sao Paulo, Brasil, C1-1

journal article
2019

Cultura e economia em Nietzsche

Vanessa Lemm

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 67-91, Cadernos Nietzsche, Sao Paulo, Brasil, C1-1

journal article
2018

Friedrich Nietzsche on Human Nature: Between philosophical anthropology and animal studies

Vanessa Lemm

(2018), pp. 197-214, Animals, Animality, and Literature, Cambridge, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Truth, Embodiment, and Probity (Redlichkeit) in Nietzsche

Vanessa Lemm

(2018), pp. 289-308, Nietzsche on Conciousness and the Embodied Mind, Berlin, Germany, B1-1

book chapter
2017

Michel Foucault's perspective on biopolitics

V Lemm, M Vatter

(2017), pp. 40-52, Handbook of biology and politics, Cheltenham, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Michel Foucault

Vanessa Lemm

(2017), pp. 51-62, Agamben's Philosophical Lineage, Edinburgh, Scotland, B1-1

book chapter

Friedrich Nietzsche

Vanessa Lemm

(2017), pp. 171-177, Agamben's Philosophical Lineage, Edinburgh, Scotland, B1-1

book chapter

Who is Nietzsche's Homo Natura? Self- Knowledge, Probity and the Metamorphoses of the Human Being in ,,Beyond Good and Evil'' 230

Vanessa Lemm

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 33-50, Internationales Jahrbuch für philosophische Anthropologie, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Agamben como lector de Nietzsche: una visión de conjunto

Vanessa Lemm

(2017), Vol. 16, pp. 151-160, Boletín del Centro de Teoría y Crítica Literaria, Rosario, Argentina, C1-1

journal article
2016

Nietzsche and biopolitics: Four readings of Nietzsche as a biopolitical thinker

V Lemm

(2016), pp. 50-65, The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Biopolitische Betrachtungen zur Figur des Arztes in Nietzsches Philosophie

V Lemm

(2016), pp. 183-202, Nietzsche, Foucault und die Medizin : philosophische Impulse für die Medizinethik, Berlin, Gemany, B1-1

book chapter

La filosofía vegetal de Friedrich Nietzsche

Vanessa Lemm

(2016), pp. 151-171, La cuestión animal(ista), Bogotá, Colombia, B1-1

book chapter

Is Nietzsche a naturalist? : Or how to become a responsible plant

V Lemm

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 61-80, Journal of Nietzsche studies, University Park, Pa., C1-1

journal article
2015

Nietzsche y la biopolítica: cuatro lecturas de Nietzsche como pensador biopolítico

V Lemm

(2015), Vol. 64, pp. 223-248, Ideas y valores, Bogotá, Colombia, C1-1

journal article

Are Values of Social or Individual Origin? and what is the Purpose of Values?

V Lemm

(2015), Vol. 44, pp. 136-141, Nietzsche-Studien, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

What we can learn from Plants about the Creation of Values

V Lemm

(2015), Vol. 44, pp. 78-87, Nietzsche-Studien, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Nietzsche and the becoming of life

V Lemm

(2015), A7-1

edited book
2014

Life and Justice in Nietzsche's Conception of History

Vanessa Lemm

(2014), pp. 104-120, Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life, New York, N.Y., B1-1

book chapter

The embodiment of truth and the politics of community: Foucault and the cynics

V Lemm

(2014), pp. 208-223, The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism, B1-1

book chapter

Shedding New Light on the Ethical Dimension of Nietzsche's Philosophy

Vanessa Lemm

(2014), Vol. 43, Nietzsche-Studien, C1-1

journal article

The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

V Lemm, M Vatter

(2014), A7-1

edited book
2013

The embodiment of truth and the politics of community: Foucault and the cynics

V Lemm

(2013), Vol. 30, pp. 527-544, Anales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofia, C1-1

journal article

Nietzsche, einverleibung and the politics of immunity

V Lemm

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 3-19, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, C1-1

journal article

Nietzsche and Heidegger on Justice

Vanessa Lemm

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 439-455, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
2012

The Spectrality of Responsibility The Posthumous in Nietzsche, Sartre and Derrida

Vanessa Lemm

(2012), pp. 151-158, Einige werden posthum geboren : Friedrich Nietzsches Wirkungen, Berlin, Germany, B1-1

book chapter

Power, life and subjectivity

V Lemm, M Vatter, B Noys, G Chirolla

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 166-173, Revista de Estudios Sociales, C1-1

journal article
2011

The Question of the Animal

Vanessa Lemm

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 143-158, New Nietzsche Studies, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
2010

Giving and forgiving in Nietzsche and Derrida

V Lemm

(2010), Vol. 66, pp. 963-979, Pensamiento, C1-1

journal article

Critical theory and affirmative biopolitics: Nietzsche and the domination of nature in Adorno/Horkheimer

V Lemm

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 75-95, Journal of Power, C1-1

journal article

Beyond the politics of domination: Aristocratic culture in Nietzsche

V Lemm

(2010), pp. 9-24, Alpha, Los Lagos, Chile, C1-1

journal article

History, life, and justice in Friedrich Nietzsche's Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben

V Lemm

(2010), Vol. 10, pp. 167-188, New Centennial Review, C1-1

journal article
2009

Nietzsches animal philosophy: Culture, politics, and the animality of the human being

V Lemm

(2009), A1-1

book

Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy

VANESSA LEMM

(2009), B1-1

book chapter

The biological threshold of modern politics: Nietzsche, Foucault and the question of animal life.

V Lemm

(2009), pp. 719-739, Nietzsche, Power and Politics: Rethinking Nietzsche's Legacy for Political Thought, B1-1

book chapter

Nietzsche and individual freedom: Rawls, Cavell and the debate on the value of improvement for democracy

V Lemm

(2009), pp. 87-104, Alpha, Osorno, El. Area, C1-1

journal article

Nietzsche and the animal oblivion

V Lemm

(2009), Vol. 185, pp. 471-482, Arbor, Madrid, Spain, C1-1

journal article
2008

Nietzsche's vision of a "new aristocracy"

V Lemm

(2008), Vol. 56, pp. 365-383, Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Philosophie, C1-1

journal article
2007

Is Nietzsche a Perfectionist? Rawls, Cavell, and the Politics of Culture in Nietzsche's "Schopenhauer as Educator"

Vanessa Lemm

(2007), Vol. 34, pp. 5-27, The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, C1-1

journal article

Animality, creativity and historicity: A reading of friedrich nietzsche's Vom nutzen und nachtheil der historie für das leben

V Lemm

(2007), Vol. 36, pp. 169-200, Nietzsche-Studien, C1-1

journal article
2006

Memory and promise in Arendt and Nietzsche

V Lemm

(2006), Vol. 26, pp. 161-173, Revista de Ciencia Politica, C1-1

journal article

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