the criticalhabitations network

The criticalhabitations network emerged from a series of workshops concerned with the ‘here and now’ of cultural studies. Members of the network are based at different universities across Europe and are committed to the ongoing project of cultural studies. The network hosts biannual workshops and maintains the criticalhabitations blog.

Members of the network first met during a workshop co-hosted by the University of Potsdam and Humboldt University Berlin late in 2012 that took recurring pronouncements of cultural studies’ supposed crisis as a point of departure to map the field’s status quo.

While still interested in the status quo of the field, criticalhabitations second workshop, which took place in Konstanz in 2014, aimed to address concrete challenges to, or “ruptures” in, cultural studies.

A third workshop at the University of Arts and Design Linz in 2016 focussed on the pluralisation of practices in the field of cultural studies and asked how academic, artistic and activist practices might converge or overlap.

Members in alphabetical order:

Nana Adusei-Poku (Rotterdam)
Anna Artaker (Vienna)
Hongwei Bao (Nottingham)
Alexander Dunst (Paderborn)
Henriette Gunkel (London)
Karin Harrasser (Linz)
Elahe Haschemi Yekani (Flensburg)
Katrin Köppert (Linz)
Kirsten Mahlke (Konstanz)
Anja Michaelsen (Bochum)
Carolyn Pedwell (Kent)
Gudrun Rath (Linz)
Anja Schwarz (Potsdam)
Sumugan Sivanesan (Berlin)
Simon Strick (Berlin)
Daniel Winkler (Innsbruck)