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Critical Theory Workshop - Atelier de Théorie Critique



Summer Research Program 2021

EHESS in Paris, France & Simultaneously Online

Founding Director: Gabriel Rockhill




Location: EHESS, 105 boulevard Raspail, 75005 Paris, France; Online (both programs will be identical)

Dates: June 28 - July 16, 2021u

Contact: Rosa Dolet <>

Languages: English & French (events in French will be translated into English so knowledge of French is beneficial but not a requirement)

Eligibility: Anyone with the requisite background, including faculty, graduate & advanced undergraduate students, artists, activists, autodidacts

Program Fee: A sliding scale from $575 to $975 for the in-person program in Paris; A sliding scale from $375 to $775 for the online program

Full and partial financial aid is available

Invited Speakers: Pierre-Antoine Chardel, Annie Lacroix-Riz, Michael Löwy, Jennifer Ponce de León, Gabriel Rockhill, Sophie Wahnich. Past speakers have included Seloua Luste Boulbina, Jacques Rancière and Domenico Losurdo.

The Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique runs an intensive research program in Paris, and simultaneously online, 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 structurally suppressed in the academy, including Marxism, the black radical tradition, anticolonial theory, socialist feminism 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.



Applications are due March 31 for the in-person program and by June 15 for the online program, but there is a rolling admissions policy so early applications are welcome.

For additional information, including how to apply:

 February 18, 2021