People are bored because they’ve done everything they can do. So now the fear of death is the only thing that gets them excited

 Brian Hugh Warner (Marilyn Manson), Guitar School Megazine, 1996

Josefa Ros Velasco, Ph.D. phil., es Investigadora Postdoctoral en el Departamento de Filosofía y Sociedad de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid desde 2019. Previamente, fue Profesora Asistente en el Departamento de Lenguas y Literaturas Romance de la Universidad de Harvard y becaria postdoctoral del Real Colegio Complutense en Harvard (2017-2019). Es Doctora Europea en Filosofía por la UCM, con una tesis titulada El aburrimiento como presión selectiva en Hans Blumenberg. Especialista en Estudios de Aburrimiento desde una perspectiva multidisciplinar que investiga la evolución del concepto de aburrimiento como psicopatología a través de las narrativas médicas, filosóficas, literarias y teológicas occidentales a lo largo de la historia. Actualmente trabaja en su próximo libro, La enfermedad del aburrimiento, y está formando la primera Sociedad de Estudios de Aburrimiento y centrándose en la pareja "aburrimiento" y "envejecimiento".

Últimas publicaciones

Boredom Is in Your Mind (Springer, 2019)

This book offers a unique perspective on the topic of boredom, with chapters written by diverse representatives of various mental health disciplines and philosophical approaches. On one hand, studying boredom involves the mental processes of attention, memory, perception, creativity, or language use; on the other, boredom can be understood by taking into account many pathological conditions such as depression, stress, and anxiety. This book seeks to fill the knowledge gap in research by discussing boredom through an interdisciplinary dialogue, giving a comprehensive overview of the past and current literature within boredom studies, while discussing the neural bases and causes of boredom and its potential consequences and implications for individual and social well-being.

The Culture of Boredom (Brill, 2020)

The Culture of Boredom is a collection of essays by well-known specialists reflecting from philosophical, literary, and artistic perspectives, in which the reader will learn how different disciplines can throw light on such an appealing, challenging, yet still not fully understood, phenomenon. The goal is to clarify the background of boredom, and to explore its representation through forgotten cross-cutting narratives beyond the typical approaches, i.e. those of psychology or psychiatry. For the first time this experienced group of scholars gathers to promote a cross-border dialogue from a multidisciplinary perspective.

The Faces of Depression in Literature (Peter Lang, 2020)

The Faces of Depression in Literature brings together some of the best-known specialists and scholars on the topic of depression in literature worldwide to offer a multidisciplinary approach concerning the philosophical, theological, and literary narratives of depression over time and their approximations to the current, clinical understanding of Major Depressive Disorder. The authors clarify the background of depression by paying attention to its representation through these narratives and revalue them as a means of acquiring knowledge in an interdisciplinary way. This pioneering initiative fills the knowledge gap that still exists concerning the nature of depression from a multidisciplinary perspective that takes into account some cross-cutting narratives. The authors give voice to the forgotten manifestations of depression found in literature, philosophy, theology, and even early medical works.

Formación

Formación universitaria, doctoral, postdoctoral y docente

Proyectos

Participación en proyectos de investigación y otras actividades académicas

Publicaciones

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Congresos

Encuentros científicos, seminarios, workshops, roundtables, radio y podcast

Docencia

Enseñanza en universidad y en bachillerato y cursos

Contacto

Email: josros@ucm.es Facultad de Filosofía
Edf. A, Despacho A01 Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid