The call for our visiting fellows programme 2023 is now open.
The fellowship programme supports junior scholars who wish to spend a period of time in Lucerne pursuing work that overlaps with or otherwise complements scholarly activities currently being pursued at the institute. During their stay, fellows enjoy access to our specialist resources, and are invited to share and develop their ideas under the supervision of one or more of our faculty.
Tailored to PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers, the programme is open to all working on interdisciplinary topics at the intersections between law, the humanities and the social sciences. Focusing on critical and theoretical approaches, the institute aims to bring together a diverse group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, contexts and disciplines.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 30 September 2022.
The application form is available here.
Prior to submitting an application, please consult the Guidelines for Applicants document.
Curating Weak Law: Think Tanks, Task Forces, and Tribunals in the Twenty-First Century
Dates of Stay: September 2022
Dr. Lisa Stuckey is a researcher in contemporary arts, media, and cultural studies. Her monograph Forensische Verfahren in den zeitgenössischen Künsten: Forensic Architecture und andere Fallanalysen (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022) is based on her doctoral thesis, for which she received the Austrian State Prize ‘Award of Excellence.’ The study addresses recent entanglements of arts and jurisdiction in tribunalized contexts in the wake of institutional critique and conflicting evidence procedures between forensics, media aesthetics, and poetic architectures of theories. Currently, Lisa Stuckey is a lecturer in cultural theory at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and has been a fellow at the Central Institute for Art History in Munich in 2022.
In her postdoctoral project Curating Weak Law, Lisa Stuckey studies think tanks, task forces, and tribunals of the twenty-first century through the perspective of curatorial theory. Functioning as compensatory infrastructures during or after moments of disruption, these intermediary actors may have the power to act, but often operate on levels of counseling, preparation, recommendation, serious play, or putting to test — on levels of ‘weak law’ one could argue. While commonly regarded as deficient, this research project pursues the thesis that precisely in weakness alternatives to normative hegemonies emerge.
Certainties and Deep Disagreements in Law: Towards a Hinge Legal Epistemology
Dates of Stay: September - December 2022
Cristiano Moita is interested in the intersections between law and philosophy. His PhD is focused on the investigation of certainties and deep disagreements in legal normativity, and is an original epistemological proposal that addresses worldviews (as a set of fundamental certainties, the so-called “hinges”) and the collision of worldviews (as deep disagreements) in legal praxis. One objective of the research is an attempt to design a “hinge legal epistemology”, focused on how to understand the role played by fundamental certainties within legal normativity, especially in explaining polarization in constitutional reasoning.
Cristiano Moita is a Research Assistant in legal philosophy at the interdisciplinary Research Training Group “Normativity, Critique and Change”, a partnership between the Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, Technical University of Berlin and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). He holds a Master in Constitutional Law and a BA from the Federal University of Ceará. He is a lawyer and has experience as a lecturer in philosophy of law, hermeneutics, constitutional law and constitutional process.
The visiting fellows programme is designed to facilitate intellectual exchange between our members and the wider academic community. The scheme accommodates junior scholars who wish to spend a period of time in Lucerne pursuing work that overlaps with or otherwise complements scholarly activities currently being pursued at the institute. During their stay, fellows enjoy access to our specialist resources, and are invited to share and develop their ideas under the supervision of one or more of our faculty.
Tailored to PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers, the programme is open to all working critically, theoretically and innovatively at the intersections between law, the humanities and the social sciences. A leading aim of the scheme is to foster conversations that cut across borders both geographic and disciplinary. We strongly believe that the academic and international diversity of our fellows greatly enriches the intellectual life of the institute.
Fellowship at a Glance
Visiting fellows are provided with workspace at the university, some administrative support, a fixed stipend for accommodation and living costs, and economy travel to and from Lucerne.
During the period of their visit, fellows are invited to contribute fully to the intellectual life of the institute by participating in our programme of workshops, seminars, reading groups and colloquia. They are encouraged to interact with all our members, including our own PhD and postdoctoral researchers, and are invited to take advantage of activities on offer across the university.
It is expected that fellows are resident in Lucerne for the duration of their stay. Upon completion of their visit, fellows are requested to submit a short report of their experiences.
Informal enquiries about possibilities for visiting the institute as a fellow are welcome at all times. Please contact Dr. Steven Howe (email@example.com).
Please direct all enquiries to Dr. Steven Howe (firstname.lastname@example.org).