Janina Loh

University assistant (PostDoc)

Main focus: critical posthumanism

Website/blog: https://philtech.univie.ac.at/team/janina-loh-nee-sombetzki/

Languages: German, English

City: Vienna

Country: Austria

Topics: hannah arendt, autonomous driving, critical posthumanism, emotional bonds with nonhuman beings, ethics in the sciences, feminist philosophy of technology, trans- and posthumanism, sex robots, responsibility, philosophy of technology, inclusive ethics, robot ethics, theories of judgment, polyamory

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Dr. Janina Loh (née Sombetzki) is university assistant (Post-Doc) in the field of philosophy of technology and media at the University of Vienna.

She studied at the Humboldt University Berlin and wrote her dissertation (2009-2013) on the issue of responsibility – Verantwortung als Begriff, Fähigkeit, Aufgabe. Eine Drei-Ebenen-Analyse (Springer 2014) – as a fellow at the graduate school Verfassung jenseits des Staates: Von der europäischen zur Globalen Rechtsgemeinschaft?, supervised by Prof. Volker Gerhardt and Prof. Rahel Jaeggi.

After a post-doc position at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (2013-2016), Janina Loh is now (since April 2016) in Vienna. She just published the first German Introduction to Trans- and Posthumanism (Junius 2018) and an Introduction to Robot Ethics in German language (Suhrkamp 2019). She habilitates on the Critical-Posthumanist Elements in Hannah Arendt's Thinking and Work (working title).