Eva Schwarz

Eva Schwarz

Associate Professor

Programme Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Eva Schwarz is philosopher and associate professor at the Centre for Studies in practical knowledge. Her research is about collectivity and professional judgement.

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Eva Schwarz received her PhD in Philosophy with the thesis, entitled Subjektivität und Perspektivität (Subjectivity and Perspectivity) at the Department of Philosophy, University in Graz, Austria in 2007 (funded by the Austrian Science Fund). 2005 she has been visiting researcher at the Center for Subjectivity research in Copenhagen, Danmark. Between 2007 and 2010, she has worked as Assistant professor at the department for teacher training, University in Graz.

Since 2010 Eva Schwarz is working as a senior lecturer and researcher at the Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge at Södertörn University. Her research and teaching is mainly concerned with philosophy of education, subject theory, ethics, philosophy of science and knowledge, concepts of professional judgement and collectivity.

Schwarz is teaching philosophy of science, philosophy of education and ethics at the master program at the Center for Studies in practical knowledge and at the teacher training program.

At the moment, Eva Schwarz, is enrolled in the research project Collective Phronesis. A survey of collectivity, decision making and professionela considerations in the welfare professiones in Sweden and Germany. (together with Jonna Lappalainen, project-leader; and Anna-Mia Bergqvist). The project examines whether, and if so how, Phronesis (Practical Wisdom) could be understood as a collective capability, and if so, in what way this knowledge is expressed and understood. The project combines philosophical investigations of the concept of "collective phronesis" with a study of how professionals in the education system and the police force in Sweden and Germany – understand and relate to this very concept.

Previosly, Eva Schwarz has led the interdisicplinary research project Being and Becoming: A phenomenological perspective on formative dimensions of preschool education in Sweden and Germany(funded by Östersjöstiftelsen, 2015-2019).

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