Janina Loh

Portrait of Janina Loh
Year of birth, place
1984, Witten, Germany

Janina Loh ( born Sombetzki) is an ethicist in an ethics unit at the Liebenau Foundation in Meckenbeuren on Lake Constance. Loh studied at Humboldt University in Berlin and completed her doctorate from 2009 to 2013 as part of the DFG-funded Research Training Group "Constitution Beyond the State: From the European to the Global Community of Law?", supervised by Prof. Volker Gerhardt and Prof. Rahel Jaeggi. Loh's dissertation Verantwortung als Begriff, Fähigkeit, Aufgabe. A Three-Level Analysis was published by Springer VS in 2014. After a three-year post-doctoral stay at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (2013-2016), Janina Loh worked as a university assistant (post-doc) in the field of philosophy of technology and media at the University of Vienna (2016-2021). In 2018, Loh published the first German-language introduction to trans- and posthumanism (Junius, 3rd edition 2020). Loh published an introduction to robot ethics in 2019 (Suhrkamp). Loh's habilitation project designs an inclusive ethics of companionship for knowledge spaces. Janina Loh's narrower research interests include responsibility, trans- and posthumanism, and robot ethics, as well as Hannah Arendt, feminist philosophy of technology, theories of judgment, and ethics in the sciences.