Hilde Vinje is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Agder. She obtained her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Oslo, where she wrote her dissertation of the understanding of the good life in ancient philosophy. Her main research interests are within the history of philosophy, and she is particularly interested in questions concerning the philosophy of Aristotle. Her most recent publications include articles exploring the notion of eudaimonia, as well as the Norwegian book Én svale gjør ingen sommer: Filosofi om lykke (‘One Swallow Does Not Make a Spring: Philosophy on Happiness’, 2022).
Kjetil Klette-Bøhler is Professor of Music at the University of South-East Norway. He researches the relationship between music, culture and politics with a particular focus on groove-based Afro-Latin musics from Cuba and Brazil. He also does research on cultural policy, musical pleasure and welfare sociology related to citizenship and social exclusion. Klette-Bøhler worked seven years as a researcher at NOVA: Norwegian Social Research (2015-2022). His latest books include Citizenship and Social Exclusion (Routledge 2023), and Festivalpolitikk i endring (Vigmostad & Bjørke, 2023). Klette-Bøhlers current book project Groove Politics: Pleasure and Participation in Cuban Dance Music explores musical pleasure in groove based musics as a mode of cultural politics. He is currently working on a larger film about jingles, musical pleasure and manipulation in election campaigns related to his current research project on Jingles and Politics, which is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
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Ulrik Nissen is an Associate Professor at Aarhus University. He is currently writing a monograph with the provisional working title The Responsive Body. The aim of the book is to argue for a normative concept of the responsiveness of the human body and show what this implies for both the origins, reality and end of the body. The book draws on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's ethical theology, contemporary phenomenological thought, and theological bioethics. Nissen has also written Kærlighedens ansvar (2002), a book on how the Christian love shapes and forms our common human responsibility and responsivity, and The Polity of Christ. Studies on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Chalcedonian Christology and Ethics (Bloomsbury T&T Clark 2020).