NEW YORK-Babette Babich, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Fordham University, has spent the winter in Germany on a Fulbright Senior Scholarship. She received the award for her research of philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger, and  the  poet Hölderlin. Her studies have focused on all things that would have been concerns for Nietzsche and Heidegger, including the music of ancient Greek tragedy and more contemporary issues such as technology and bioethics.

While in Germany studying at Humboldt University in Berlin and Bauhaus University in Weimar, Babich  has been working on her book, Words in Blood, Like Flowers: Philosophy and Poetry, Music and Eros in Hölderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, to be published by State University of New York Press in 2005. She has also given lectures in Germany and France. Babich will teach at Fordham during the spring semester but because the yearlong Fulbright award  continues through July 2005, she will return to Germany to periodically deliver lectures.

Babich, whose most recent book is Habermas, Nietzsche, and Critical Theory (Humanity Books, 2004), has written dozens of scholarly articles and is the founder and current executive editor of the journal New Nietzsche Studies.