Sigri M. Gaïni

Sigri M. Gaïni

PhD in Political Philosophy

  • J .C. Svabos gøta 14, FO-100 Tórshavn

    Faroe Islands

20102024

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Research interests

Sigri M. Gaïni´s main research interest lies within the field of political philosophy. Some of the topics in which she has engaged the most are: freedom of speech, hate speech, 'cancel culture', and hate speech legislation. Other topics of interest include democracy, ethics, multiculturalism and universalism/moral relativism.

Personal profile

Sigri M. Gaïni holds a PhD in political philosophy from Roskilde University and the University of the Faroe Islands. Her thesis is about freedom of speech, and whether there should be laws against hate speech. The thesis is article-based and the main focus is on the consequences that follow from not having passed hate speech laws in the US, one of which, she argues, is the growing 'cancel culture'.

Sigri has been an active participant in the public debate, both in the Faroe Islands and in Denmark, for a number of years. She has published many feature and debate articles in Danish and Faroese newspapers – most of them on contemporary topics, from a political-philosophical perspective. She has also had her own blog series, Gaïni um, on political philosophy in the Faroese newspaper, Dimmalætting (2022) and she has hosted a radio series about research, Gaïni &, for the Faroese public service broadcaster, KVF.

Teaching

Sigri M. Gaïni has taught on a number of courses in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of History and Social Science at the University of the Faroe Islands. She has, inter alia, taught Philosophy of Science, Sociology, Ancient Greek Democracy, Ethics, and Freedom of Speech (Human Rights).

Publications

Selected publications:

Gaïni, Sigri M. "Democratic Formation as the Response to a Growing Cancel Culture", ATHENA - Critical Inquiries in Law, Philosophy and Globalization, 2023. Link: https://athena.unibo.it/article/view/15769

Gaïni, Sigri M. "Universities and other Institutions - not Hate Speech Laws - are a threat to Freedom of Political Speech", Etikk i Praksis, 2022. Link: https://www.ntnu.no/ojs/index.php/etikk_i_praksis/article/view/4826/4466

Gaïni, Sigri M. "The Individual Consequences of Hate Speech - A Comparison of Defamation and Hate Speech/Group Libel", Sofia Philosophical Review, 2022. Link: https://sphr-bg.org/16/128/472.html

Gaïni, Sigri M. "Vi nedbryder vores demokratier ved at forkaste oplysningsidealerne - og Trump er resultatet", Kronik, Jyllands-Posten, 2024. Link: https://jyllands-posten.dk/debat/kronik/ECE16838957/vi-nedbryder-vores-demokratier-ved-at-forkaste-oplysningsidealerne-og-trump-er-resultatet/

Gaïni, Sigri M. "Ondskabens banalitet i form af politisk opportunisme", Kronik, Weekendavisen, 2023. Link: https://www.weekendavisen.dk/2023-47/opinion/ondskabens-banalitet

Gaïni, Sigri M. "Ytringsfriheden er presset af en moderne mangel på tolerance", Kronik, Kristeligt Dagblad, 2023. Link: https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/debat/ytringsfriheden-er-presset-af-en-moderne-mangel-paa-tolerance

Gaïni, Sigri M. "Tur/Retur Dk":  "A Return Ticket to Denmark: an antropological survey about growing up, moving between two cultures", Frændafundur 9, Vol. 9., 2018. Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333079728_Fraendafundur_9_Fyrilestrar_fra_islendsk-foroyskari_radstevnu_i_Reykjavik_26-28_august_2016_Hugvisindastofnun_Reykjavik_2018

Gaïni, Sigri M. "Nytteetikkens udbredelse korrumperer vores samfund", Kronik, Kristeligt Dagblad 2023. Link: https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/debat/nytteetikkens-udbredelse-korrumperer-vores-samfund

Gaïni, Sigri M. "At kritisere magtinstanser er kernen i vores ytringsfrihed", Jyllands-Posten, 2023. Link: https://jyllands-posten.dk/debat/breve/ECE16384637/at-kritisere-magtinstanser-er-selve-kernen-i-vores-ytringsfrihed/

Gaïni, Sigri M. "GAINI UM: 12 bloggar um politiska filosofi", Sprotin, 2022. Link: https://sprotin.fo/products/1070/gaini-um-12-bloggar-um-politiska-filosofi?_l=fo

Gaïni, Sigri M. "Demokratiet lider når politiske holdninger bliver afvist som hadtale", Kronik, Kristeligt Dagblad, 2023. Link:  https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/debat/politiske-holdninger-bliver-kaldt-hadtale

 

 

Creative Works

Sigri M. Gaïni has published four collections of poems in Faroese - one of them, "2002 Nætur", for which she received the Faroese literacy prize, "Bókmentavirðisløn M.A. Jakobsens" in 2004.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Freedom of Speech, Hate Speech and Democratic Formation: On the double function of hate speech legislation and its relation to political speech (Political Philosophy), Roskilde University

Award Date: 6 May 2024

Master, Philosophy of Education, Aarhus University

Award Date: 27 Nov 2013

Bachelor, Bachelor of Education, University of the Faroe Islands

Award Date: 25 Jun 2009

External positions

Board member, Føroya Fólkaháskúli

20182019

Deputy board member, Miðlastuðulsnevndin

20172020

Part time lecturer in Philosophy of Science, Social Science and Sociology, University of the Faroe Islands

20172023

Teaching lecturer in Philosophy of Science, Ethics and Sociology, University of the Faroe Islands

20142016

Keywords

  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Ethics
  • Democracy
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Identity Politics
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Multiculturalism

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