The Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique is a non-profit educational counter-institution that seeks to bring affordable education with real use-value to a broad public. Originally founded in 2008 by Gabriel Rockhill as a dual-language intensive summer research program in Paris, the Workshop has grown over the years. It now also offers seminars and symposiums in Philadelphia, an online summer program, as well as online courses. We have had the good fortune of working with a long list of prestigious invited speakers over the years, including figures like Domenico Losurdo, Geneviève Fraisse, Pierre Macherey, Jacques Rancière, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Amy Allen, Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Bernard Stiegler. We have made our discussions with them available in our video archive as a free educational resource.

As the CTW/ATC continues to expand, we are keen on developing partnerships, offering alternative seminars, and launching new initiatives. Do not hesitate to write to us if you have any ideas!

As a 501(c)3 educational non-profit, the Critical Theory Workshop depends on public support for our programming. Please consider becoming a regular donor by visiting our Patreon page, or making a one-time contribution by clicking on the donations section on the right-hand side of the screen. All donations are tax-deductible, and we use the support to:
–       Offer scholarships to lower-income students and participants from the global South in order to reduce or eliminate program fees
–       Support teaching by scholars subjected to academic repression and/or institutionalized precarity
–       Develop alternative course offerings that better serve the needs of the people than the widely available forms of debt-driven corporate education
–       Provide dynamic online seminars that connect underserved communities around the world, using the powers of contemporary technology to foster international, radical education
–       Offer symposiums on real-world issues that are free and open to the public
–       Make, edit and upload video recordings of major presentations and discussions, which are made available on our YouTube channel as a free educational resource


Founder and Director
Gabriel Rockhill

Associate Director
Jennifer Ponce de León

Program Administrator and Primary Contact
Rosa Dolet: <criticaltheoryworkshop@protonmail.com>

International Advisory Board
María del Rosario Acosta13775771_642926412532210_4002178529612465513_n
Amy Allen
Seloua Luste Boulbina

Pierre-Antoine Chardel

Geneviève Fraisse
Patrick Vauday

Partner Institution in Paris
Centre Edgar Morin / Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (CNRS / EHESS)