Marjan Sharifi

Sat. 05.11, 13:15-14:15
Floor 2: Speaker Lounge

Marjan Sharifi’s natural curiosity has drawn her to examine how human beings create an understanding of their social and cultural environment. As a result, she has studied subjects spanning from chaos theory, to Nietzsche and Schopenhauer’s aesthetic philosophy, social psychology of economic life, and empathy in its many forms and expressions.

Most recently, she has (nearly!) completed her PhD which examines the underlying social behavioral, cognitive and emotional mechanisms found within sub-clinical narcissistic individuals. Her PhD is jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Tania Singer in her Social Neuroscience group at the Max Planck for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and Prof. Dr. Isabel Dziobek’s Social Cognition group at Humboldt University, Berlin. The PhD was funded by a scholarship from the research cluster "Languages of Emotion,” Freie University Berlin.

As a natural synthesizer of information, she looks forward to embarking the path of an agent in bridging her many expertise and interests via examining the intersections between the worlds of science and art. She has already started this venture through completing an internship at the Studio Olafur Eliasson earlier this year.