Dr. Ruth Benschop visiting the RaceFaceID team for the period March-April 2018.
Ruth Benschop (Katanning, Australia 1969) is reader at the Research Centre Autonomy and the Public Sphere in the Arts. She was originally trained as a theoretical psychologist at Leiden University and finished her PhD (with honours) at the University of Groningen in 2001. Her thesis Unassuming Instruments: How to Trace the Tachistoscope in Experimental Psychology belongs to the field of Science and Technology Studies. This interdisciplinary field researches concrete practices, art practices among them, to raise urgent questions about today’s society. At Maastricht University, among other projects, she conducted postdoctoral research into sound art and the democratisation of music making. Besides research, she has always taught on a variety of themes as well as being engaged with the development of education.