Marc Berdet is currently a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Potsdam, Berlin (project AMEUR from the programme FP7-people). He is also associate researcher with the Centre d’étude des techniques, des connaissances et des pratiques (University of Paris Sorbonne) and the Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherches sur l’Allemagne (Paris).
After having written a doctoral thesis on Walter Benjamin (Fantasmagories et mouvement social dans Paris, capitale du XIXe siècle. La démarche historico-sociologique d’un chiffonnier ["Phantasmagoria and Social Movement in the Arcades Project. A Ragpicker's Historical-Sociological Reasoning"]), he is currently working in two complementary directions: on a one hand, he is trying to shape a new reading of Walter Benjamin from the standpoint of his “anthropological” materialism; on the other hand, with an updating of the critical theory, he aims at analysing the aesthetic of our (post)modern world. He is thus writing two books: the former interprets Benjamin along with his critical method; the latter analyses the “phantasmagorias” of capital.
Research Fellow, university of Bielefeld, Germany, and CIERA, France
Doctor of history, university of Bielefeld / EHESS
Doctoral thesis on La construction saint-simonienne du féminin entre 1829 et 1845. Une Histoire croisée des réseaux familiaux en rapport avec la Haskala berlinoise ["The Saint-Simonian Construction of the Feminine Between 1829 and 1845. A Crossed Story of Familial Networks in Connection to the Berliner Haskala"]
M. A., Kulturwissenschaften, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany.
Current research: Critical theory and philosophical anthropology; history of anthropological materialism; fetishism and technology.
Researcher at the theory department of the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht/Netherlands; current research project on “‘Psychotheology’ and its Vicissitudes: Messianicity, Creatureliness, and Death Drive”.
Ph.D. candidate at Freie Universität Berlin (2006-12), doctoral thesis on “‘Teleologie ohne Endzweck’ – Walter Benjamins Ent-stellung des Messianischen” ["'Teleology without end' – Walter Benjamin's dislocation of the messianic"]; studied Media and Communication Studies, Philosophy (M.A.) and Sociology and Political Science (undergraduate) at Freie Universität Berlin and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
Fulbright Advanced Research Fellow at The Graduate Center, City University of New York
PhD Candidate at University of Warsaw and Darmstadt University of Technology (co-tutelle)
Current research: Revolution of Cities. Materialist Analysis of Post-Socialist Transformation of Cities. Warsaw, Tirana, Berlin.
Christos Lynteris is a social anthropologist.
He received his PhD from the University of St Andrews for research on epidemics and epidemiology in modern China.
He is currently a Mellon/Newton Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s CRASSH and Honorary Research Fellow of the University of St Andrews.
Carlos Perez Lopez
PhD candidate, LLCP, University of Paris 8
In charge of the seminar “Les Dialogues Philosophiques” – Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris, and of the seminar for PhD students “Work in progress”, LLCP, University of Paris 8.
Doctoral thesis on Les fondements philosophiques de la violence. Le problème de la grève dans le lien entre Walter Benjamin et Georges Sorel ["Philosophical Grounds of Violence. The Problem of Strike in the Connection between Walter Benjamin and Georges Sorel"]
Aukje Van Rooden
Research fellow, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Actual research: Political Engagement and Autonomy of European Literature
Doctor of Philosophy and Literature
Doctoral thesis on L’Intrigue dénouée. Politique et littérature dans une communauté sans mythes [The Unravelled Plot. Politics and Literature in a Community Without Myths].
She is currently Director of the research project “Atlas of Arcadia” at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Master of Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Actual research: “Atlas of Arcadia”, Translating Walter Benjamin’s practice of “The Arcades Project” into a visual research on urban transformations of the late 20th Century.
Research Assistant, PhD candidate and lecturer at Universität der Künste, Berlin
Magister A. in cultural theory and art theory, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany (2011)
Studied philosophy, cultural theory and art theory at Middlesex University, London (2009-2010) and Leuphana University, Lüneburg (2006-2011)