Dr Daniela Gandorfer

Dr Daniela Gandorfer

Daniela is a lecturer at University of Westminster and an affiliate of the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University. 

Before joining Westminster University, Daniela held postdoc positions at Princeton University and UC Santa Cruz, California. She received her PhD from Princeton University. In addition, she studied and attended programs at UC Berkeley, Utrecht University, Kent Law School, University of Klagenfurt, University of Vienna, NYU, and The New School. 

Daniela’s research focuses on scientific and technological frontier spaces — such as quantum physics,  blockchain technology, and psychedelics — and their implications for emerging modes of normativity and governance. Special interest lies on the possibilities for an ethics of sensing and sense-making (synaesethics) attentive to these phenomena. 

She is the recipient of the 2021 ASciNA Young Scientist Award, and has co-edited the Research Handbook in Law and Literature (Edward Elgar Publishing, with Peter Goodrich and Cecilia Gebruers) as well as the Theory & Eventspecial issue "Matterphorical" (Johns Hopkins Press, with Zulaikha Ayub). Her book Matterphorics: On the Laws of Theory is forthcoming with Duke University Press.

In addition to teaching at various institutions, Daniela has a record of interdisciplinary and international projects and collaborations, chief among them the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Yale University, UC Berkeley, Harvard University, Columbia University, Northeastern University, Sciences Po Paris, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Amsterdam, Tilburg University, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, Slought Foundation, Sovereign Nature Initiative, DeCeuvel, and more than sixteen programs, departments, and centers at Princeton University.

Daniela is also the co-director of the Logische Phantasie Lab, a non-profit organization dedicated to decentralized and ethical approaches towards normativity at the intersection of climate change, political reorganization, and digital technologies.