Christian Sternad, Ph.D.


Christian Sternad, Ph.D
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Current Semester Courses

Education and Qualification

  • 2013: PhD summa cum laude in Philosophy (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • 2011: MA in History (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • 2008: MA in Philosophy (University of Vienna, Austria)


Work Experience

  • 2018-2020: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the GAČR-Proejct: Personal Idenity at the Crossroads: Phenomenological, Genealogical, and Hegelian Perspectives (PI Prof. Jakub Čapek), Institute of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Charles University Prague
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral Assistant to Chair of Practical Philosophy (Prof. Sophie Loidolt), Institute of Philosophy, TU Darmstadt (Germany)
  • 2017-2018: Postdoctoral Assistant to the Director of the Husserl Archives, Leuven (Prof. Julia Jansen), Husserl Archives, KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • 2014-2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ERC-Project: The Great War and Modern Philosophy (PI Prof. Nicolas de Warren), Husserl Archives, KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • 2011-2014: Pre-/Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the FWF-Project: Religion Beyond Myth and Enlightenment (PI Prof. Michael Staudigl), Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Austria)


Areas of Specialization

  • 20th/21st-century philosophy with an emphasis on phenomenology and “French Theory”
  • Phenomenology of Death & Aging
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of History




  • (2019). (forthcoming). Violence and Meaning. (Lauwaert, L. Ed., Smith, L. Ed., Sternad, C. Ed.). Palgrave MacMillan.
  • (2018). Phenomenologies of Sacrifice. In: Metodo: International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy, 6(2). (Hagedorn L., Sternad C., Ed.).
  • (2016). Apropos Rancière. In: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften / Austrian Journal for Historical Studies, 27(1). (Sternad C., Ed., Mattl S., Ed.).
  • (2014). Figuren der Transzendenz. Transformationen eines phänomenologischen Grundbegriffs. (Staudigl, M., Ed., Sternad, C., Ed.). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.
  • (2011). Phänomenologie und Philosophische Anthropologie. (Sternad, C., Ed., Pöltner, G., Ed.). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.


Journal-Articles (Selection)

  • (2018). The Reasons of Europe: Edmund Husserl, Jan Patočka, and María Zambrano on the Spiritual Heritage of Europe. In: History of European Ideas, 44(5), 1-12.
  • (2017). The Force of War. Max Scheler and Jan Patočka on the First World War. In: Labyrinth: An International Journal for Philosophy, Value Theory and Sociocultural Hermeneutics, Vol. 19(1), 89-106.
  • (2017). The Holding Back of Decline: Scheler, Patočka, and Ricoeur on Death and the Afterlife. In: Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy, (2)2017, 536-559.
  • (2017). Being Capable of Death. Phenomenological Remarks on the Death of the Animal. In: Studia Phaenomenologica (XVII, 2017), 101-118.
  • (2016). Europa jenseits von Mythos und Aufklärung. Edmund Husserl, Jan Patočka, María Zambrano und Jacques Derrida über das geistige Erbe Europas. In: Metodo. International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy, Vol. 4 (1), 149-178.
  • (2016). The Silent Witnesses. Interview with Jacques Rancière. In: Sternad C., Mattl S. (Eds.): Apropos Rancière. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften / Austrian Journal for Historical Studies, (27.1), 198-208. (together with Rancière, J.)
  • (2016). Die Welt der stummen Zeugen. Jacques Rancière und die Geschichtswissenschaft. In: Sternad C., Mattl S. (Eds.): Apropos Rancière. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften / Austrian Journal for Historical Studies, (27.1), 9-21.
  • (2015). Specters of the Sacred. Jan Patočka, Or: The Hidden Source of Jacques Derrida’s ‘Phenomenology of Religion’. In: The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, (14), 287-299.
  • (2015). ‘Im Schlagschatten des Todes’. Ernst Jüngers literarische Bewältigung der Todesnähe in den Stahlgewittern und Der Kampf als inneres Erlebnis. In: Oxford German Studies, (44.1), 42-56.

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