Ben Gook

Ben Gook is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. From 2017 to 2019, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow with Joseph Vogl at Humboldt University, Berlin. He is interested in psychoanalysis and its intersection with critical cultural, social and political theories. Substantively, he has published on […]

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Jonathan David Klein

Jonathan Klein was Arts and Media Fellow at the Center in Berlin. He studied European Studies, International Politics and Political Theory in Maastricht, Tokyo, New York and Frankfurt am Main and subsequently worked as a research assistant at the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”. He is currently writing his doctoral thesis in […]

April 2020 - June 2021
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Jessica Feely

My research interests include critical theory, Marxism, postcolonial theory, philosophies of history and feminist theory. In my current research I focus on the theoretical and socio-political stakes of constructions of totality and totalisation in the present as a means for comprehending crisis and the possibilities for social transformation. Prior to this I completed a PhD […]

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Antoine Louette

With a background in continental philosophy from France, I went on to study analytical philosophy in the United Kingdom. In my doctoral thesis in critical theory I combined both to research the role played by different forms of socialisation in the reproduction of structural dominations. Here at the Centre for Social Critique, I focus on the ways […]

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Andrew Arato

Andrew Arato is a Professor of Political and Social Theory in the Department of Sociology at The New School for Social Research, New York. He was a member of the famous Hungarian School of Marxism in his early intellectual formation and is widely recognised for his influential book Civil Society and Political Theory, coauthored with […]

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Sabine Flick

Sabine Flick is Professor for “Geschlecht und Sexualität in der Sozialen Arbeit” at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Her research assumes an interdisciplinary outlook, crossing over the fields of social theory and critical theory, medical sociology, the sociology of the professions and questions of normativity and critique in empirical research. 2020 she completed her […]

April - September 2020
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Ulf Bohmann

Ulf Bohmann is post-doc researcher at the Chemnitz University of Technology. He studied Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and Social Psychology at the University of Augsburg and the Fernuniversität Hagen until 2007. He received his PhD at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 2013 with a thesis on the notion of a critical genealogy in the work of […]

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Frank Schumann

Frank Schumann is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the social psychology department of the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (IPU Berlin). His research interests revolve around the questions of how social reality is perceived subjectively and how this experience shapes social and political practices. To answer these, Schumann draws from psychoanalysis, social psychology, critical theory, sociology of […]

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Alex Demirović

Alex Demirović received his PhD in philosophy with a dissertation on Marxist aesthetics. In 1992 he habilitated with an epistemological study on the development of Critical Theory in the 1950s and 1960s: The Nonconformist Intellectual. From 1990 to 2001, he was a staff member at the Institute for Social Research, where he was involved in […]

October 2020 - June 2021
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Ruth Yeoman

Dr Ruth Yeoman is Research Fellow (Kellogg College, University of Oxford) and Associate Professor of Business Ethics (Northumbria University). Her research focusses on meaningfulness and mutuality in work, organisations and systems. Ruth has published two monographs, Ethics, Meaningfulness, and Mutuality for Routledge Studies in Business Ethics (2020), and Meaningful Work and Workplace Democracy: a philosophy […]

2021 May-June
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Aldo Beretta

Aldo Beretta is a philosopher and political theorist. After receiving his PhD he has held research and lecture positions at the Alice Salomon Hochschule and the Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum Chile-Lateinamerika. Beretta has been political advisor for several governments in Latin America and collaborated with the UNESCO Chair for University and Regional Integration. Currently, his research […]

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Daniel Loick

Daniel Loick is a philosopher and social theorist. Since 2020 he is Associate Professor of Political and Social Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and Associated Researcher with the Institute for Social Research (Frankfurt). After receiving his PhD in 2010, Daniel worked in the Philosophy Departments at Goethe-University Frankfurt and Humboldt-University Berlin, the Institute for […]

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Andreas Malm

Andreas Malm ist Associate Professor für Humanökologie an der Universität Lund, Schweden. Seine Forschung konzentriert sich hauptsächlich auf verschiedene Aspekte der Klimakrise. Er ist unter anderem Autor des Buches Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming (Verso, 2016) und The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a […]

January - June 2020
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Volkan Cidam

Volkan Çıdam is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boğazçi University, Istanbul. Since January 2019 he is a visiting scholar at the Institute of Philosophy at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with the support of PSI of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His research interests lie at the intersection of democratic theory, German Idealism, social and […]

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Bertram Lomfeld

Bertram Lomfeld is professor for private law and the foundations of law (philosophy, sociology, economics & anthropology) at Free University Berlin. His research focuses on the legal construction of basic insitutions of private law (like contract, property or the corporate form), their constitutive power for modern societies, their plural political justifications and possible future shapes. […]

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Karen Ng

Karen was a research fellow at the Center in Berlin during its first year in 2018. Her work at the center focused on German Idealism and Critical Theory, and in particular, on rethinking Marxian concepts such as species-being, alienation, and ideology for present times. While at the Center, she participated in the International Conference on […]

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Nial Tekin

After her bachelor’s degree in Istanbul, Nial Tekin completed a master’s degree in the field of sociology of work at the University of Évry in France. There she completed her doctorate with an interdisciplinary approach from sociology and social philosophy on specific forms of alienation in the neoliberal capitalist world of work. Nial Tekin continued […]

Research stay: October 2020 - July 2021
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Jean Louise Cohen

Jean Louise Cohen ist die Nell und Herbert Singer Professorin für politisches Denken an der Columbia University, New York. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen in der zeitgenössischen politischen und Rechtstheorie mit besonderem Fokus auf Demokratietheorie, kritische Theorie, Zivilgesellschaft, Gender und Recht. Ihre einflussreichen Beiträge reichen von einer Kritik der fehlenden politischen Philosophie bei Marx bis hin zu […]

June - July 2019
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Andrea Roedig

Andrea Roedig ist freie Publizistin in Wien. Sie promovierte im Fach Philosophie, war wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der FU Berlin. Von 2001 bis 2006 leitete sie in Berlin die Kulturredaktion der Wochenzeitung Freitag. Seit 2007 lebt und arbeitet sie in Wien und schreibt für diverse deutsche, österreichische und schweizerische Medien (NZZ; Woz; Standard; Freitag, Psychologie Heute, […]

December 2018 - January 2019
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