2021

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Note regarding COVID-19: as in the past, we will be offering an online version of the summer workshop, which will be more or less identical to the program that takes place in person in Paris. Participants will therefore have the choice between joining us in Paris or participating in the workshop online (with the program fees adapted accordingly). If you apply and are accepted to the in-person program in Paris, but it ends up needing to be cancelled due to COVID-19, you will automatically be accepted to the online program. In one form or another, but ideally both, the workshop will take place.

Dates: June 28 – July 16, 2021

Partner InstitutionInstitut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (CNRS/EHESS)

Invited Speakers: Annie Lacroix-Riz, Jennifer Ponce de León, Gabriel Rockhill, and many others to be announced (see the 2020 program to get a sense of the average number of invited speakers and the approximate schedule)

Founder and Director: Gabriel Rockhill

Associate Director: Jennifer Ponce de León

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

Languages: English and French (with summary English translations so knowledge of French is not a requirement)

Eligibility: Open to anyone with the requisite background, including advanced undergraduates, graduate students, autodidacts, faculty, writers and artists

Program Fees for In-Person Paris Program
$975 (tenure-track/tenured faculty or salaried worker)
$775 (anyone who is not tenure-track/tenured faculty or salaried worker)
$575 (reduced tuition in cases of clear economic need)
There is a sliding scale down to $0 to account for global economic inequality and support political exiles.
Nota bene: proceeds from the workshop will contribute to supporting the work of radical scholars around the world who are suffering from direct repression, economic precarity and/or political exile.

Program Fees for Online Program
$775 (tenure-track/tenured faculty or salaried worker)
$575 (anyone who is not tenure-track/tenured faculty or salaried worker)
$375 (reduced tuition in cases of clear economic need)
There is a sliding scale down to $0 to account for global economic inequality and support political exiles.
Nota bene: proceeds from the workshop will contribute to supporting the work of radical scholars around the world who are suffering from direct repression, economic precarity and/or political exile.

Topics Covered: There is not a yearly theme because the goal is to develop a trans-disciplinary analysis of the contemporary world from a historical and internationalist perspective.

OVERVIEW
The Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique summer school is an intensive research program whose primary objective is to provide an international forum for trans-disciplinary and comparative work in critical social theory, in the most expansive sense of the term. Participants are exposed to the work of contemporary thinkers and engage with current debates in the Francophone world and beyond. Special attention is paid to traditions of thought that have been excluded from the academy, including Marxism, the black radical tradition, anticolonial theory, anti-capitalist feminism, materialist queer theory and radical ecological thought.

The Workshop, which takes place at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in central Paris, as well as online, does not follow the traditional structure of a course. It is comprised of three interlocking components:

  • Débats: invited speakers participate in a debate with the director(s) on a common theme or current research.
  • Rencontres: intellectuals are invited to participate in public interviews on their work.
  • Groupes de travail: the participants present and workshop their own research, which leads up to a final conference.

The overall objective is to bring together a diverse panoply of thinkers in order to cultivate productive debates on topical and pressing issues.

PROGRAM
The program will be announced in the fall of 2020 (see the 2020 program to get a sense of the average number of invited speakers and the approximate schedule)

FLYER
Forthcoming (click here to see the 2020 flyer)

FAQs
Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the summer workshop.

APPLICATIONS
There is a rolling admissions policy and early applications are encouraged. The deadline for the in-person program in Paris in March 15. The deadline for the online program is June 15. Click here to apply.