Lisa Barge

portrait: Lisa Barge

Focal Group(s): 
Humanities Education
Focal Group(s): 
Philosophy and Literature


 Lisa Barge is a native Californian who earned her BA in German and BS in Physics at Arizona State University in 2008 before coming to Stanford to pursue an interdisciplinary project in the German Studies Department. She is interested in exploring those points at which science, technology and culture meet, and in bringing philosophical texts written by scientists into a broader humanistic context with an eye to creative nuances. Her dissertation is titled Beyond Objectivity: Questioning Shifting Scientific Paradigms in Erwin Schrödinger's Thought.

Currently on exchange at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.



Teaching Assistant/Instructor. German Language First-Year Sequence (3 Quarters), taught in German. Meets M-F. Responsibilities included bringing novice and intermediate speakers to the intermediate-mid level in German through a concentration on oral proficiency and exposure to authentic reading and listening materials; use of Deutsch: Na Klar!, multimedia (incld. films, online videos, web content), computerized oral and written exams, and oral proficiency interviews. Winter, Spring and Autumn 2011. 

Volunteer Instructor. Beginning German Conversation at Haus Mitteleuropa. Taught in German. Meets once per week. Responsibilities include helping novice speakers improve oral proficiency through activities designed according to student interest.  Spring 2009.

Tutor. Language and Orientation Tutoring Program. Responsibilities include meeting weekly with non-native English speaking graduate students to help them with oral communication (conversation and presentation skills), professional and casual writing, and American cultural literacy. Spring 2011 - Summer 2013

Arizona State University:

Teaching Assistant. Physics III: Waves, Thermodynamics & Optics. For majors. Responsibilities included grading and holding a weekly office hour. Spring 2008.

Teaching Assistant. University Physics III: Electricity and Magnetism. For non-majors. Responsibilities included grading, setting up and testing labs,  and guiding students through experiments during their weekly lab hour. Spring 2008.

Teaching Assistant. General Physics I. For non-majors. Responsibilities included grading and conducting a weekly recitation hour, which covered new concepts in greater detail. Fall 2006 and Spring 2007.


School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, Summer 2012    


Graduate Student Coordinator for the Language and Orientation Tutoring Program, Stanford University, 2012-13 AY

Stanford Ignite, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Summer 2013


Modern Languages Association

German Studies Association

The International Association for Philosophy and Literature 



Arizona State University:

B.A. in German Studies, May 2008                                                                      

B.S. in Physics, May 2008


Jean-Pierre Dupuy


111 Pigott Hall
650 723 4713

Professor Jean-Pierre Dupuy is a Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the École Polytechnique, Paris. He is the Director of research at the C.N.R.S. (Philosophy) and the Director of C.R.E.A. (Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée), the philosophical research group of the École Polytechnique, which he founded in 1982. At Stanford University, he is a researcher at the Study of Language and Information (C.S.L.I.) Professor Dupuy is by courtesy a Professor of Political Science.

In his book The Mechanization of the Mind, Jean-Pierre Dupuy explains how the founders of cybernetics laid the foundations not only for cognitive science, but also artificial intelligence, and foreshadowed the development of chaos theory, complexity theory, and other scientific and philosophical breakthroughs.


1964-1966: Ecole des Mines de Paris
1960-1962: Ecole Polytechnique
Admitted to le Corps des Mines
July 1960: Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm-sciences)

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