Dr Hjördis Becker-Lindenthal
Hjördis Becker-Lindenthal is a Research Associate to the Norris-Hulse Professor at the University Faculty of Divinity and a Post-Doctoral Associate at Jesus College, Cambridge.
Hjördis works on the intersection of Continental Philosophy, History of Ideas, Literary Studies, and Philosophy of Religion. Her research centres on the conceptualisation of the self across different traditions and considers various contexts and phenomena, like medieval sermons, online communities, and film.
From 2009-2011, Hjördis served as Research and Teaching Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Department of Philosophy, Christian Albrecht Universität Kiel (CAU), Germany. In 2014, she finished her doctorate in Philosophy at CAU with a work on Kierkegaard in the context of Young Hegelianism, analysing Kierkegaard’s concept of repetition and the emergence of a performative philosophy out of 19th century’s cultural and metaphysical crisis.
As visiting fellow at Harvard University, Hjördis became fascinated by medieval mysticism and its repercussions in modern philosophy. She currently analyses the conceptualization and visualization of self transformation in the works of Johannes Tauler, Jan van Ruusbroec, Meister Eckhart, and Kierkegaard.