Daphne Fietz, M.F.A., M.A.
Daphne Fietz is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Sociology and holder of the Sterling Prize Fellowship. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and a Master degree (with distinction) in Sociology at the London School of Economics. She was awarded three Hobbeshouse Memorial Prizes for her performance and her Master dissertation ‘Ordinary Liberals versus Brexit Britain: The Re-Creation of Liberal Order via Moral and Ethical Operations’ which studied liberal meaning-making in a moment of crisis.
Daphne Fietz’s research interests lie in social theory and cultural sociology. She currently works on the integration of selfhood into the study of political culture, mobilisation and polarisation via pragmatist and hermeneutic perspectives (particularly G. H. Mead and Charles Taylor). Empirical research areas lie in right-wing movements and parties, fascism and Nazism.
Fietz, D. (2019, September 20). Rational high ground or compromise? Liberal strategies for coping with Brexit. LSE BREXIT. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/09/20/rational-high-ground-or-compromise-liberal-strategies-for-coping-with-brexit/.
Fietz, D. (2021). Integrating Meaningful Selfhood into the Sociological Study of Political Languages: Blending Mead’s Pragmatism and Taylor’s Hermeneutics. The American Sociologist. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12108-021-09514-z