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Daniela Vallega-Neu Joins Department as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Daniela Vallega-Neu earned her PhD at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1995. After two years of post doc research at Penn State University she taught eleven years at the California State University. She has taught at the Philosophy Department of UO for three years and is now joining the regular faculty with a tenure-track position. Since 1996 she has been part of the faculty of the Collegium Phaenomenologicum and since 2004, the year she co-directed the Collegium, she has been part of the board of directors. The courses she teaches at UO range from topics courses addressing different epochs in the history of Western philosophy, to courses featuring central figures of 20th century continental philosophy as well as Ancient and Modern Philosophers. Daniela Vallega-Neu has written three books, including The Bodily Dimension in Thinking (addressing Plato, Nietzsche, Scheler, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, and Foucault). (SUNY Press, 2005) and Heidegger’s ‘Contributions to Philosophy.’ An Introduction (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003). She also co-translated Martin Heidegger, Contributions to Philosophy: Of the Event (Indiana University Press, 2011). Currently she is writing a book on Heidegger’s non-public writings from 1936 to 1942 (Contributions to Philosophy and the volumes following it), focusing on the experimentations and shifts in language in these volumes against the backdrop of the historical situation in which Heidegger writes. She has another larger research project in which she explores embodied temporality in view of an ontology no longer focused primarily on human subjectivity.