Cathrin Fischer



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Research Centre/Unit: Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health

Hi! I am in the first year of my PhD in Philosophy and based at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. My thesis is a phenomenological and crip-queer-feminist investigation of the embodiment of disability and prosthesis, and of imagining disability futures.

My research interests are primarily in the areas of phenomenology and feminist philosophy, especially with regards to disability, illness, psychopathology, embodiment and emotions. I also work a lot at the intersections of philosophy, social theory and medical humanities.

I have a background in philosophy, social sciences and psychology - which has left me really interested in interdisciplinary research! Following my BA degree in Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology at the University of Exeter, I went to University College Dublin for my MA in Philosophy, specialising in Consciousness and Embodiment.