IRENE MARTÍNEZ MARÍN

Uppsala University (Sweden)

I am a doctoral student in Philosophy at Uppsala University (Sweden).

My research focuses on foundational issues in aesthetics, including the nature of taste, objectivism and subjectivism, aesthetic reasons & rationality, and the idea of justification in relation to aesthetic judgement. I also have an interest in emotion epistemology and issues to do with aesthetic akrasia and transformative experiences.

In Spring 2022, I will be a visiting researcher at the Philosophy Department of King's College London.

In 2019, I was awarded the Fabian Dorsch Essay Prize from the European Society for Aesthetics. In 2021, I received the Irene Chayes New Voices Award, organized by the American Society for Aesthetics.

Before moving to Sweden, I worked as an art gallery assistant at ARTNUEVE. Prior to this, I completed an M.A. in Art History at Autonomous University of Madrid— in collaboration with the Museum Reina Sofía (2014)—, and a degree in Philosophy at the University of Murcia (2013).

I coordinate the Nordic Network for Women in Aesthetics and I am co-organizer of the Uppsala Higher Seminars in Aesthetics.

I also enjoy writing poetry and short stories. I was shortlisted for the Alpine Writing Fellowship (2020) and awarded the CreaJoven Poetry prize (2008). I have a poem about the many times I've fallen on ice in The Skirt Chronicles.

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You can contact me at: irene.martinez@filosofi.uu.se