Category Archives: Critical Theory Workshop

Discussion with David Palumbo-Liu on Resistance and Fascism

Here is the discussion that I had with David Palumbo-Liu at the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique in Paris on June 13, 2018, entitled “1968-2018 aller-retour: Student Uprisings, Fascist Violence & Antifascism Today”:

Call for Applications: Critical Theory Workshop in Paris, Summer 2018

Click here for the 2018 call for applications to the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique. The 2018 Workshop, directed by Gabriel Rockhill and supported by Villanova University’s Doctoral Program in Philosophy, will take place from June 11-29 at the EHESS in central Paris. It is open to graduate students and faculty, as well as advanced undergraduates, independent researchers, writers and artists.


The 2018 Workshop will be comprised of three interlocking components:
• “Débats”: invited speakers debate on a common theme or question.
• “Rencontres”: intellectuals are invited to participate in public interviews on their work.
• “Groupes de travail”: the participants present and workshop their own research.

The overall objective is to bring together a diverse panoply of thinkers from different horizons in order to cultivate productive debates around topical issues. Invited guests for 2018 thus far include Seloua Luste Boulbina, Eric Hazan, Jennifer Ponce de León and Delia Popa.

Presentation on CIA and Intellectuals at CTW/ATC 2017

Here is a recently posted video from the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique 2017, in which I discuss my research on the CIA’s intellectual world war with Jennifer Ponce de León. Entitled “French Thought in Bad Company: The CIA’s Intellectual World War,” the conversation took place on July 3, 2017 at the EHESS in Paris.

Program for the CTW/ATC 2017 in Paris



The provisory program for the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique, which is an intensive research collaborative that I run in Paris over the summer, has been set. Click here to read in full. The list of invited guests includes Marielle MacéPatrice ManiglierPeter Skafish, Philippe CorcuffSophie WahnichAlice Canabate, Marie Goupy, Jennifer Ponce de LeónJean-François BayartAndrew FeenbergBernard Stiegler and Özgür Gürsoy. Participants in this year’s workshop come from approximately 12 different disciplines and 15 cultural backgrounds. Click here to read their profiles.

Interviewed about the CTW/ATC in Paris

ctw-imageI am very grateful to Nathan Eckstrand and the APA Blog for the series of posts that they are currently running on the Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique, which is an intensive summer program I direct at the Sorbonne. The first post, an interview with me about the Workshop, is available here. Five other posts by the participants in CTW/ATC 2016 will be published in the coming weeks. Information about CTW/ATC 2017, which is administered by Villanova’s Philosophy Department, is available here.

Videos from CTW/ATC 2016 at the Sorbonne

img_2538All of the videos from the Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique 2016 at the Sorbonne are now available here. Highlights include discussions with Amy Allen and Patricia Gherovici on psychoanalysis and social criticism, Domenico Losurdo on the counter-history of liberalism, and Souleymane Diagne and Amy Allen on global critical theory and decolonial thought. I also had the opportunity to participate in a discussion with Patrice Maniglier and Jean-Michel Rabaté on the future of Francophone theory, a debate with Adam Takacs regarding our research project on historical ontology, and a presentation with Pierre-Antoine Chardel of our book project Pour une socio-philosophie du monde actuel. Thank you to all of the guests and participants.