Mélanie Lindbjerg Guichon - New PhD at the Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas.

Mélanie will be affiliated the research project “An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015" with sub-project which focuses on Ghanaian/African intellectuals, and their conceptualisations of global economic inequality.

26.09.2019 | Camilla Dimke

My name is Mélanie Lindbjerg Guichon and I have recently been employed as a PhD student on the research project “An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015” at the department of Philosophy and History of Ideas.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a master’s degree in International Studies, both degrees from Aarhus University. During my studies in Anthropology I have been confirmed in the significance of positionality – we are all situated beings with specific perspectives and outlooks on life. This has left me passionate about people’s different ways of understanding and perceiving the world we all live in. My master’s degree in International Studies has given me a global perspective on top of my anthropological knowledge and made me familiar with working in an international and interdisciplinary environment. More concretely, I have throughout my education developed an interest in topics such as: global inequality, minorities, vulnerable/disadvantaged groups, globalisation, and postcolonialism.

My fields of interest are also reflected in my PhD Project, which focuses on Ghana, Ghanaian/African intellectuals, and their conceptualisations of global economic inequality. My project is one of four subprojects, which, as part of the overarching research project, seek to generate an intellectual history of global inequality from 1960 to 2015. Methodologically founded in global intellectual history and conceptual history and with research focuses on four countries – Argentina, Ghana, India, and the USA – we will explore public intellectuals and their conceptualisations (legitimization/critique) of global economic inequality. A central thesis of the project is that place matters when it comes to people and their concepts, their expectations regarding the future, as well as their understandings of concepts such as global inequality. Here the positionality of public intellectuals – historical actors – plays an important role. The purpose of the project is, thus, to compare public intellectuals from the abovementioned four countries as well as their concepts of global (economic) inequality. The project will be an important contribution to the global turn in intellectual and conceptual history.


Contact:

Mélanie Lindbjerg Guichon
Institut for Kultur og Samfund - Afdeling for Filosofi og Idéhistorie
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7
bygning 1465, 619
8000 Aarhus C

mlg@cas.au.dk

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