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Our research is part of ASCA, the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, and NICA, the Netherlands Institute of Cultural Analysis. Both institutes focus on the study of contemporary culture from an interdisciplinary, theoretical, and critical perspective.
Our staff members are especially (though not exclusively) interested in the following subjects:
globalization, space, borders, and migration
sexuality and gender, queer and trans studies
bodies, embodiment, disability, and vulnerability
cultural memory, historical trauma, and conspiracy theories
precarity and the critique of neoliberalism
provincial, rural, and peripheral spaces
contemporary arts and politics
literature, modern art, and philosophy
urban cultures, street life, and new forms of activism