dr. sc. Marie-Élise Zovko / životopis

Marie-Élise Zovko, originally Deslattes, born July 1, 1959 in Ithaca, New York, U.S.A., attended school in Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland (Thomas Wootton High School, Valedictorian, Class of 1977); B.A. in Philosophy and Religion, with minors in English and German at James Madison University, Virginia (Valedictorian, Class of 1981); M.A. in Philosophy /German philolology under PD Dr. Michael Elsässer , 1985 (summa cum laude, “Mit Auszeichnung”; thesis: Der Zeitbegriff bei Heidegger und Plotin), PhD. in Philosophy/German philology/Classical philology, mentor PD Dr. Michael Elsässer († 1990) and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rang, 1992 (magna cum laude; thesis Natur und Gott: Das wirkungsgeschichtliche Verhältnis Schellings und Baaders) Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg i. Br. Employed at the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb since 1991. From 1991-1996, research assistant: The Problem of World in Philosophy; 1996-2000, research project director: The Neoplatonist Tradition and Mysticism, 2002-2006; Plato and Platonism in the European Philosophical Tradition; Platonism and Forms of Intelligence, 2006-present. Academic lecturer and mentor, Department of philosophy, Studia Croatica, University of Zagreb, 1992-2013; Ass. professor for history of philosophy 2008-2013; Academic mentor, Department of Philosophy, Centre for Doctoral Studies in the Humanities, University of Zadar. Areas of specialisation: Ancient Greek philosophy, Platonism/ Neoplatonism, Mysticism, Spinoza, Kant, German Romantic philosophy, German Idealism, Franz v. Baader, Schelling, metaphysics, theory of mind, philosophizing with children and in life contexts.

Fulbright Fellowship to Germany / ITT International Fellowship 1981-1982. Phi Kappa Phi First Year Graduate Fellow 1982-1983. Graduate Fellowship, Begabtenförderung Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, 1983-1985 (Magisterförderung); 1985-1989 (Promotionsförderung). Summer Scholar, Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University), Washington, D.C. June-August 1999. DAAD-Studienreise to Berlin and Münster (Director, in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin and University of Münster), October 18-30, 2009; Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University Humanities Center, 2010/2011.
2014-2015 Bilateral Research Project under the 6th cycle of Croatian-Austrian Scientific and technical cooperation between the government of the Republic of Croatia and the Federal government of the Republic of Austria: “Cultivation and transformation of judgment in the encounter of philosophy, culture and art, with particular reference to the philosophy of Kant and Hegel”.
“Spinoza and the Conversion of Early Modern Thought”, Visiting Fellowship, CRASSH, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, Lent Term 2016.