dr. Kathrin Thiele
k.thiele@uu.nl
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Profiel

Kathrin Thiele is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Critical Theory in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University.

Trained transdisciplinarily in Gender Studies, Sociology, Literary Studies and Critical Theory, her research focuses on questions of ethics and politics from queer feminist, decolonial and posthuman(ist) perspectives. Her published work intervenes in contemporary feminist debates around (sexual) differences, de/coloniality and new materialism/posthumanisms and she pays specific attention to the planetary condition of differential relationality as onto-political implicatedness and entanglement. In her current book project she pushes critical thinking towards a queer feminist cosmopolitics with which she aims to strengthen critically aware analyses in the broader (new) humanities.

Together with Birgit M. Kaiser (UU, Comparative Literature) she co-founded Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities (http://terracritica.net). This research group consists of an international network of researchers and a regular local practice called 'ReadingRoom' (http://terracritica.net/readingroom/), organized together with Utrecht based Casco Art Institute (https://casco.art/).

As core faculty of the Graduate Gender Programme, Kathrin Thiele teaches and supervises on all levels in Gender Studies (BA, MA, Research MA, PhD), and she is also programme coordinator (together with C. Quinan) of the Research MA 'Gender Studies'.

Strategische thema's / focusgebieden
Betrokken bij de opleiding(en)
Wetenschappelijke expertises
feminisms of (sexual) difference
critical posthumanism
ethics of becoming
queer feminism
continental philosophy

Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture (edited with R. Buikema & L. Plate, Routledge 2018). "Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture, 2nd edition is a comprehensive gender studies textbook with an international focus and relevance across a broad range of academic disciplines. Covering an array of topics, theories and approaches to gender studies, it introduces students to the study of gender through geographically diverse case studies on different historical and contemporary figures."

Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary (edited with M. Bunz & B.M. Kaiser, meson press 2017). "This book explores the future of critique in view of our planetary condition. How are we to intervene in contemporary constellations of finance capitalism, climate change and neoliberalism? Think we must! To get to the symptoms, the book’s 38 terms ranging from affect and affirmation to world and work provide the reader with a critical toolbox to be continued. Negativity, judgment and opposition as modes of critique have run out of steam. Critique as an attitude and a manner of enquiry has not."

Doing Gender in Medien-, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften: Eine Einführung (edited with R. Buikema, Lit 2017)

Parallax special issue "Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings" (edited with B.M. Kaiser2014)

Biopolitische Konstellationen (edited with M. Muhle, August 2011)

HAPPY DAYS: Lebenswissen nach Cavell (edited with K. Trüstedt, Fink 2009)

The Thought of Becoming: Gilles Deleuze's Poetics of Life (Diaphanes 2008) "Instead of understanding philosophy and ethics as abstractions from the world, in this book I argue in what sense both are constructive of it; and instead of following the common opinion that the poststructuralist philosopher Gilles Deleuze cannot contribute anything to ethical debates, I explicate via a feminist Deleuzian interpretation that Deleuze's whole work speaks but one formula: 'ontology = ethics'."
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Curriculum vitae

2016-present Associate Professor of Gender Studies in the Graduate Gender Programme, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, NL

2010-2016 Assistant Professor for Gender Studies in the Graduate Gender Programme, the Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, NL

2009-2010 Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Potsdam University, and academic coordinator of the DFG-Graduierten-kolleg Lebensformen und Lebenswissen, Europe University Viadrina/Potsdam University, Germany

2007-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow in the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Lebensformen und Lebenswissen, Europe University Viadrina/Potsdam University, Germany

2007 PhD (Department of Comparative Literature, University of Buffalo (SUNY), USA)

2003-2006 Doctoral Fellow in the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Repräsentation – Rhetorik – Wissen, Europe University Viadrina, Germany

2002 MA (Department of Comparative Literature, University of Buffalo (SUNY), USA)

1992-1999 BA/MA Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany, and London School of Economics, UK

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Sleutelpublicaties

Thiele, K.C. & Kaiser, B.M. (2018). The Ends of Being Human? Re-turning (to) the Question - Special Issue for philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism. philoSOPHIA, 8 (1) (125 p.).

Kaiser, B.M. & Thiele, K.C. (2018). Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings - Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities. (128 p.). Routlegde, Republication of Parallax Special Issue "Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings" (Parallax 20.3 2014).

Thiele, K.C., Kaiser, B.M. & Bunz, Mercedes (2017). Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary. (272 p.). Meson Press.

Buikema, R.L., Thiele, K.C. & Plate, Liedeke (2017). Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture - A Comprehensive Guide in Gender Studies. (306 p.). London: Routledge.

Thiele, K. (2015). Ende der Kritik? Kritisches Denken heute. In A. Allerkamp, S. Witt & P. Valdivia Orozco (Eds.), Gegen/Stand der Kritik (pp. 139-162) (24 p.). Berlin: diaphanes.

Thiele, K. (2014). Ethos of Diffraction: New Paradigms for a (Post)humanist Ethics. Parallax, 20 (3), (pp. 202-216) (15 p.). Special Issue: Diffracted Worlds – Diffractive Readings: Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities.

Thiele, K. (2008). The Thought of Becoming. Gilles Deleuze's Poetics of Life. (222 p.). Berlin: diaphanes.

Alle publicaties
  2018
Kaiser, B.M. & Thiele, K.C. (2018). Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings - Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities. (128 p.). Routlegde, Republication of Parallax Special Issue "Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings" (Parallax 20.3 2014).
Thiele, K.C. (2018). Ethos of Diffraction - New Paradigms for a (Post)humanist Ethics. Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings: Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities (pp. 38-51) (14 p.). Routledge.
Buikema, R.L. & Thiele, K.C. (2018). Feminism and Feminist Studies in Neoliberal Times: Furthering Social Justice in Higher Education Curricula. In Vivienne Bozalek, Rosi Braidotti, Tammy Shefer & Michalinos Zembylas (Eds.), Socially Just Pedagogies. - Posthumanist, Feminist and Materialist Perspectives in Higher Education (pp. 31) (45 p.). London: Bloomsbury Academics.
Kaiser, B.M. & Thiele, K.C. (2018). If you do well, carry! The difference of the humane - An Interview with Bracha L. Ettinger by Birgit M. Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele. philoSOPHIA, 8 (1), (pp. 101-125) (25 p.).
Thiele, K.C. (2018) Organiser InterGender Intensive PhD course (21-02-2018 - 23-02-2018)
Thiele, K.C. & Kaiser, B.M. (2018). Introduction – Diffraction: Onto-Epistemology, Quantum Physics and the Critical Humanities - Republished Introduction from Parallax Special Issue "Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings" (Parallax, 20.3 2014). Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings: Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities (pp. 1-3) (3 p.). London/New York: Routledge.
Thiele, K.C. & Kaiser, B.M. (2018). Preface. In Birgit Kaiser & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings: Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities (pp. xi-xvi) (6 p.). Routledge.
Thiele, K.C. & Kaiser, B.M. (2018). Returning (to) the Question of the Human: An Introduction. philoSOPHIA, 8 (1), (pp. 1-17) (17 p.).
Thiele, K.C. & Kaiser, B.M. (2018). The Ends of Being Human? Re-turning (to) the Question - Special Issue for philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism. philoSOPHIA, 8 (1) (125 p.).
Thiele, K.C. (2018). Was ist Politik? Ontologische Un/Verfügbarkeiten aus (neo)materialistischer Perspektive. In Corinna Bath, Hanna Meißner, Stefan Trinkaus & Susanne Völcker (Eds.), Sektionsband Materialität - Verantwortung und Un/Verfügbarkeit – Impulse und Zugänge eines (neo)materialistischen Feminismus (pp. 28-43). Münster: Verlag Westfaelisches Dampfboot.
  2017
Thiele, K.C. (2017). Affirmation. In Mercedes Bunz, Birgit M. Kaiser & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Symptoms of the Planetary Condition - A Critical Vocabulary (pp. 25-29) (5 p.). Lüneburg: Meson Press.
Thiele, K.C. (2017). Der Schauplatz des Wissens - Virginia Woolf und die feministische Praxis situierten Wissens. In Rosemarie Buikema & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Doing Gender in Medien-, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften - Eine Einführung (pp. 55-77) (23 p.). Berlin: Lit Verlag.
Buikema, R.L., Thiele, K.C. & Plate, Liedeke (2017). Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture - A Comprehensive Guide in Gender Studies. (306 p.). London: Routledge.
Buikema, R.L. & Thiele, K.C. (2017). 'Doing Gender' in Medien-, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften - Eine Einführung. (378 p.). Lit Verlag.
Thiele, K.C. (2017). Entanglement. In Mercedes Bunz, Birgit M. Kaiser & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Symptoms of the Planetary Condition - A Critical Vocabulary (pp. 43-48) (6 p.). Lüneburg: Meson Press.
Thiele, K.C. & , (2017). Introduction: Symptoms of the Planetary Condition. In Mercedes Bunz, Birgit M. Kaiser & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Symptoms of the Planetary Condition - A Critical Vocabulary (pp. 7-17) (11 p.). Lüneburg: Meson Press.
Thiele, K.C., Kaiser, B.M. & Bunz, Mercedes (2017). Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary. (272 p.). Meson Press.
Thiele, K.C. & Kaiser, B.M. (2017). Terra. In Mercedes Bunz, Birgit M. Kaiser & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Symptoms of the Planetary Condition - A Critical Vocabulary (pp. 205-210) (6 p.). Lüneburg: Meson Press.
Kaiser, B.M. & Thiele, K.C. (2017). Terrestrial. In Rosi Braidotti (Eds.), Posthuman Glossary Bloomsbury Academics.
Thiele, K.C. (2017). The Arena of Knowledge - Virginia Woolf and the feminist Practice of Situated Knowledges. In Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture - A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies (pp. 52-66) (15 p.). Routledge.
Thiele, K.C. (15-08-2017 15-01-2018) Visiting researcher The Ohio State University Invited Research Stay in the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Thiele, K.C. & Kaiser, B.M. (2017). What is Species Memory? Or, Humanism, Memory and the Afterlives of “1492”’. Parallax, 23 (4), (pp. 403-415) (13 p.).
  2016
Thiele, Kathrin (2016). Of Immanence and Becoming - Deleuze and Guattari's Philosophy and/as Relational Ontology. Deleuze Studies, 10 (1), (pp. 117-134) (18 p.).
Kaiser, Birgit & Thiele, Kathrin (2016). Other Headings - Ben Jelloun, Derrida, Sansal and the Critique of Europe. Interventions, 18 (2), (pp. 270-285) (16 p.).
Thiele, K. (2016). Quantum Physics and/as Philosophy: Immanence, Diffraction, and the Ethics of Mattering. Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, 30 (7 p.).
  2015
Thiele, K. (2015). Ende der Kritik? Kritisches Denken heute. In A. Allerkamp, S. Witt & P. Valdivia Orozco (Eds.), Gegen/Stand der Kritik (pp. 139-162) (24 p.). Berlin: diaphanes.
Thiele, K.C. (2015). Kennis als strijdtoneel: Virginia Woolf en de feministische praktijk van gesitueerde kennis. In Rosemarie Buikema & Liedeke Plate (Eds.), Handboek genderstudies in media, kunst en cultuur (pp. 77-95) (19 p.). Amsterdam: Coutinho.
Thiele, K.C., van der Tuin, Iris & Asberg, C. (2015). Speculative 'before' the Turn: Reintroducing Feminist Materialist Performativity. Cultural Studies Review, 21 (2), (pp. 145-172) (27 p.).
Thiele, Kathrin (2015). Theorizing is Worlding - Teaching Feminist New Materialism in Contemporary Feminist Theory Courses. In Peta Hinton & Pat Treusch (Eds.), Teaching With Feminist Materialisms (pp. 101-111) (11 p.). ATHENA/ Utrecht University.
Kaiser, B.M. & Thiele, K.C. (2015). What is Critique in the 21st Century? Discussing Terra Critica: A Conversation between Birgit Mara Kaiser, Kathrin Thiele and Mercedes Bunz.
  2014
Thiele, Kathrin & Kaiser, Birgit (2014). Diffracted Worlds - Diffractive Readings: Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities. Parallax, 72 (3), (pp. 165-287).
Kaiser, B.M. & Thiele, K.C. (2014). Diffraction: Onto-epistemology, Quantum Physics and the Critical Humanities. Parallax, 20 (3), (pp. 165-167) (3 p.).
Thiele, K. (2014). Ethos of Diffraction: New Paradigms for a (Post)humanist Ethics. Parallax, 20 (3), (pp. 202-216) (15 p.). Special Issue: Diffracted Worlds – Diffractive Readings: Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities.
Thiele, K. (2014). Preface to Section 'Negotiating Technology and Mediation'. In D. Olivieri & K. Leurs (Eds.), Everyday feminist research praxis: doing gender in the Netherlands (pp. 208-210) (2 p.). Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Kaiser, B.M. & Thiele, K.C. (2014). Weaving Ourselves Otherwise – Co-emerging with Others in the Matrixial. In Binna Choi & Maiko Tanaka (Eds.), Grand Domestic Revolution - Handbook (pp. 93-94) (2 p.). Utrecht: Casco.
  2013
Thiele, K. (2013). Diesseits. In E. Horn & M. Lowrie (Eds.), Denkfiguren/Figures of Thought: For Anselm Haverkamp (pp. 47-49) (3 p.). Berlin: August Verlag.
  2012
Thiele, K. & Kaiser, B.M. (2012). Sich verlieren – und plötzlich eine Welt finden. Bracha L. Ettinger im Gespräch mit Birgit M. Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele. In S. Leeb (Eds.), Materialität der Diagramme. Kunst und Theorie (pp. 231-262) (33 p.). Berlin: b_books.
Thiele, K.C. (2012) Chair Terra Critica. Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities (External organisation) Co-founder and Co-coordinator of Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities<br/><br/>Co-chair with Birgit Kaiser (UU)
Thiele, K. (2012). The World With(out) Others, or How to Unlearn the Desire for the Other. In B.M. Kaiser & L. Burns (Eds.), Postcolonial Literatures and Deleuze: Colonial Pasts, Differential Futures (pp. 55-75) (21 p.). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2011
Thiele, K. (2011). 'Difference in Itself' in Contemporary Feminisms. Potentia, 1 (1), (pp. 16-19) (4 p.).
  2010
Thiele, K. & Muhle, M. (2010). Biopolitische Konstellationen. (236 p.). Berlin: Augustverlag.
Thiele, K. & Muhle, M. (2010). Konstellationen zwischen Politik und Leben. In M. Muhle & K. Thiele (Eds.), Biopolitische Konstellationen (pp. 9-21) (13 p.). Berlin: Augustverlag.
Thiele, K. (2010). 'To Believe In This World As It Is': Immanence and the Quest for Political Activism. Deleuze Studies, 4 (4, supplement), (pp. 28-45) (18 p.).
  2009
Thiele, K. & Trüstedt, K. (2009). HAPPY DAYS: Lebenswissen nach Cavell. (322 p.). München/Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink.
Thiele, K. (2009). In Quest of Subjectivity. In K. Thiele & K. Trüstedt (Eds.), HAPPY DAYS: Lebenswissen nach Cavell (pp. 72-76) (6 p.). München/Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink.
Thiele, K. & Trüstedt, K. (2009). Lebenswissen nach Cavell: Eine Einführung. In K. Thiele & K. Trüstedt (Eds.), HAPPY DAYS: Lebenswissen nach Cavell (pp. 9-16) (8 p.). München/Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink.
Thiele, K. (2009). Politik, ein leeres Wort. Ein Kommentar zum gegenwärtigen Intellektuellenstreit. Texte zur Kunst, 76 (December), (pp. 182-183) (2 p.).
  2008
K.C. Thiele (08-11-2008) Politics of the Open: Promise or Problem?
Thiele, K. (2008). The Thought of Becoming. Gilles Deleuze's Poetics of Life. (222 p.). Berlin: diaphanes.
  2007
K.C. Thiele (14-09-2007) Vom Leben und Sterben (in) der Politik: Hannah Arendt und Michel Foucault zur Frage 'Was ist Politik?'
Thiele, K. (2007). Werden. In Th. Khurana & S. Diekmann (Eds.), Latenz. 40 Annäherungen an einen Begriff (pp. 234-239) (6 p.). Berlin: Kadmos.
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2016-2021 (NWO-Aspasiapremie): Relation(al) Matters - Towards a Queer Feminist Cosmopolitics

I currently work on a book project in which I investigate from a feminist philosophical perspective the complexity and non-innocence of critical claims that stress relationality and entanglement as primary to contemporary planetary existence. Contextualising my research in the tradition of feminist difference thinking, in this project I think with contemporary queer, feminist and decolonial approaches to explicate both promising theoretical potential and pressing ethico-political challenges of a feminist 'different difference'. I work toward conceptual tools that further a feminist philosophical thinking which pushes through oppositions, antagonisms and the dominant binary structures of in-/exclusion, and critically analyse today's neoliberalism and hegemonic globalisation. My thinking takes recourse to philosophies of immanence, decolonial and feminist critical theories/philosophies (from difference, queer, critical race and new materialist/posthuman(ist) perspectives), and in the framework of such a plurivocal ethico-onto-epistemological framework I envision what I call a queer feminist cosmopolitics - a relational politics that affirms difference(s) as prerequisite to social justice and equality, and unworks (neo)colonial anthropocentrism and/as human exceptionalism.


2012-present: Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network of the Critical Humanities

Terra Critica INCH is an international research network in the humanities, bringing together scholars specializing in critical and cultural theory. Its aim is to reexamine critical theory and critique under the conditions of the 21st century – given our immanent, terran existences, globally entangled across flows of capital, people, and ideas and living in ecological and economical multidependences. Terra Critica wishes to strengthen the Critical Humanities as a crucial site for critical analyses of our present, meeting regularly for workshops, conferences, and public events  that aim to provide a platform for discussion and publication in as much as an exchange of ideas and knowledges.

The network was initiated by Birgit Mara Kaiser and myself in 2012, with a group of core members and a wider circle of participants to the regular meetings. It has been supported by the University of Utrecht and the NWO-Aspasiafunds, and continues to be supported by its different contributing institutions.

Current projects and events: http://www.terracritica.net

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Nevenfuncties

2015-present Research MA-coordinator 'Gender Studies', Graduate Gender Programme, Utrecht University, NL

2015-present Member of the Executive Committee InterGender (http://www.intergender.net)

2015-present Chair of the Curriculum Committee of the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG)

Academic Networks

Co-founder of Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities

Co-investigator in NRF Project 'Reconceptualising socially just pedagogies across diverse geopolitical settings in higher education'

Member of COST ACTION 1307 - 'New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship'

Member of the National Research School for Gender Studies (NOG)

Member of RINGS - The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies

Member of ATGENDER - The European Association for Gender Research, Documentation and Education

Member of the American Comparative Literature Association ACLA

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Telefoonnummer direct 030 253 8172
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