2021

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Dates: June 28 – July 16, 2021

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

Invited Speakers: Pierre-Antoine Chardel, Annie Lacroix-Riz, Michael Löwy, Jennifer Ponce de León, Gabriel Rockhill and Sophie Wahnich (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 social totality 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 summer program is organized around rigorous collective debates and theory in action. Our invited guests are asked to share work in progress and participate in discussions of their research. Participants in the program—unless they opt out—work on and present their own research projects in working groups. The overall objective is to bring together a diverse panoply of thinkers in order to cultivate productive, collaborative and transdisciplinary research.

PROGRAM
The program will be announced in the spring of 2021 (see the 2020 program to get a sense of the average number of invited speakers and the approximate schedule)

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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 applications is June 15. Click here to apply.

Update regarding COVID-19: given the current situation in France, we have made the difficult decision of cancelling the in-person program. As was the case last year, we will offer the program online, at a reduced rate, and the content will be identical to what we had planned for the in-person program.