IRENE MARTÍNEZ MARÍN

Uppsala University (Sweden)

I am a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at Uppsala University (Sweden), specializing in aesthetics.

My research focuses on the nature of aesthetic valuing, aesthetic emotions, akrasia & transformative experiences, and issues to do with aesthetic rationality (esp. rational requirements).

In Spring 2022, I was 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 co-organize the Uppsala Higher Seminars in Aesthetics with Elisabeth Schellekens.

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.

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