PhD Course: Critical Perspectives on Social Theory

“Not that I condone fascism, or any ism for that matter.  Isms, in my opinion, are not good.”
-Ferris Bueller

Intimidated by all the “isms” out there these days? Searching for some clarity through the minefield of contemporary social theory? Then this course may be for you:

Critical Perspectives on Social Theory

21 February – 13 March 2017

€250 WASS;€500 non-WASS


This PhD course gives participants an opportunity to intensively engage with some of the major foundational movements in critical social theory, so that they can continue to explore contemporary expansions of those movements in their own research. It is organized as an intensive discussion seminar over the course of four weeks (with two 3-hour sessions/week). With different specialized teachers for each session, from the  chair groups RSO, SDC, GEO, SCH and beyond.

This year featuring special guests: Scott Prudham (Toronto) & Jamie Lorimer (Oxford)

Central themes include:

  • Marx and Marxisms
  • Postcolonialism
  • Feminisms
  • Governmentality and biopolitics
  • Posthumanism/more-than-human ontologies
  • Psychoanalysis

For more information please contact course coordinators Clemens Driessen (GEO) or Rob Fletcher (SDC)

Space is limited so please register before 15 January here:


Course organised by

Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS)

Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

Wageningen University

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