Trüper, * 1983, Master of Arts (Cultural Studies · Philosophy)
In August 1983 I was born some crucial days too early and have since spent my days in the company of various wheelchairs, arranging myself with the impacts of a severe motor disability. After primary school at Fritz-Felsenstein-Schule (Ger.), an institution for adolescents with disabilities, I took the opportunity to receive my secondary education at Rudolf-Diesel-Gymnasium Augsburg (Ger.) In 2004, I eventually succeeded in taking the “Abitur”, the diploma qualifying for university entrance.
Upon graduation, I decided to take my own interests as a guide
and became engaged in Cultural Studies: I commenced by “Europäische Kulturgeschichte” (European
Cultural History) at Augsburg University,
before the focus of the curriculum suggested a change to “European
University of Passau (both in Bavaria). In Autumn 2008, I
eventually took my Bachelor
Arts, preparing to become engaged in a prolific cultural
So far, the focus of my (academic) inquiries has been on: Ethics/
Social and Political Philosophy, Early Modernism
(Modernisation), Societies & Literature, and the Culture of
In 2009/'10 I used to be employed with a semi-public competence
centre in Berlin, engaged in the global dissemination of concepts
for sustainable energy supply / Renewables. After this initial
work experience in a political context, I decided to deepen my
theoretical competences and insights, and re-entered a
philosophical course of studies: first at the University of
Regensburg, and later on at the very renowned University of Münster. This
inspiring period of learning invited me to reflect on a wide range
of experiences – my own and especially those of foreign others –
in a variety of ways and in terms of multiple approaches.
My education at Münster gave me the opportunity to pursue interests in Practical Philosophy / Ethics, and to experience philosophy with due regard to its full range of – sometimes highly controversial – positions. The open climate at the Seminar, with its multifarious discourses and its special respect for the intellectual curiosity of young scholars convinced me of philosophy's potential with regard to social debates: it is to shape my approach to my own work in the years to come, too. In Fall 2014, I very successfully completed my Master of Arts degree in Philosophy at Münster.
After completing my own studies, I have been professionally
active in the field of disability issues and university policies:
First, in 2015-2016, I fostered activities for an increased
of people with disabilities at the University
of Kassel, where I coordinated the Services for Disabled
I continued this line of work in April 2017, when I became a
member of the Equal Opportunities Office at the Goethe
University Frankfurt to develop measures increasing social
inclusion and participation in academic life for disabled people.
Meanwhile, I have continually pursued my own philosophical
projects and scholarly interests: I am engaging in “spare-time” research
whenever this is possible and try to make best use of the
remaining time and energy that demands to be used for “huge questions”.
Recently, I have become especially interested in debates
surrounding the Philosophy of Childhood, biographical development,
and personal growth.
To supplement my heavily text-based work, I've begun to venture into digital arts, playing with the versatility of photographs and the inner images they give us.
Nevertheless, I insist on and enjoy my “peace and quiet“. On a fine day, you are likely to meet me in a park or a museum. I also travel quite a great deal around Germany and long for the Mediterranean sun.
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