Sophie van Balen (MA) is Lecturer Humanities at Erasmus University College. She teaches courses on all levels at EUC, including Modernity, Early Modern Political Philosophy, The Climate Crisis, Contemporary Political Philosophy and Feminist Philosophy. She is further head of the program board at philosophical café Felix & Sofie in Amsterdam.
After finishing her BA and MA in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, Sophie worked as a program director for various philosophical organisations. She wrote frequently for Filosofie Magazine and intiated the feminist writing project Ik Schrijf (I write). Last year, Sophie organised the fourth biennial conference in Performance Philosophy *Intervention? Intoxication! *and was guest-editor for the subsequent journal issue.
At this moment, Sophie is starting her PhD on an expanded, multispecies, and embodied understanding of Peter Sloterdijk's Foam ontology to function as a foundation for a progressive politics of care in face of the climate crisis.