Kathrin Thiele is Assistant Professor for Gender Studies in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, where she teaches courses in contemporary feminist theories, philosophies of difference, queer theory and feminist technoscience studies.
Her research expertise lies in feminist and continental philosophies, theories of difference(s), and posthuman(ist) studies. Her published work continues a Deleuzian feminist legacy with focus on questions of ethics and politics in a posthuman(ist) age. She has an academic background in sociology, literature and philosophy, and this transdisciplinary perspective translates also into her teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses at Utrecht University.
Her current research explores critical thought for a queer feminist cosmopolitics, and with it she aims at the revitalization of critical analyses within the (new) humanities. She is also co-founder of the international humanities initiative Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities (http://terracritica.net).
In the Graduate Gender Programme at Utrecht University, she is coordinator of the Research MA 'Gender & Ethnicity'.
She has authored The Thought of Becoming. Gilles Deleuze’s Poetics of Life (diapanes 2008), and edited (with Katrin Trüstedt) HAPPY DAYS: Lebenswissen nach Cavell (Fink 2009); (with Maria Muhle) Biopolitische Konstellationen (August 2011); and (with Birgit M. Kaiser and Mercedes Bunz) Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary (meson 2016). Her articles are published in Journals such as Women: A Cultural Review, Cultural Studies Review, Deleuze Studies, Parallax and Interventions.