Prof. Dr. Karin Harrasser (Linz)
Karin Harrasser is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Art and Design Linz and Vice Rector for Research there. Co-Director of IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies Vienna. After studying history and German language and literature, she received her doctorate in 2005 with a dissertation on the narratives of digital cultures at the University of Vienna. This was followed by a research assistant position at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and various guest professorships in Germany and Colombia. Afterwards habilitation at the Humboldt University in Berlin on "Prostheses. Figures of wounded modernity" (published 2016 by Vorwerk 8 Berlin). In addition to her academic activities, she has been involved in various artistic-curatorial projects, e.g. at Kampnagel Hamburg, Tanzquartier Wien or with MAPA Teatro and the Colombian Truth Commission in Bogotá. Together with Elisabeth Timm she is editor-in-chief of Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften. Her research currently focuses on asymmetrical cultural transfers between Europe and South America and the relationship between globalization and contemporary history.
Dr. Stefan Herbrechter (Heidelberg)
Stefan Herbrechter is Privatdozent (English and Cultural Theory) at the University of Heidelberg. He has published widely on English and comparative literature, cultural theory and media studies. He is the author of Posthumanism – A Critical Analysis (2013) and Before Humanity (2021), director of the Critical Posthumanism Network and general editor of the Critical Posthumanisms series. For more information see his homepage stefanherbrechter.com.