Critical Theory Reading Group
















The CTRG was founded in January 2019 by students from different disciplines at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Its aim is to support critical perspectives on knowledge and a platform for interdisciplinary discussion on issues related to critical theory, without the pressure of the grading scale and the stiffness of the classroom. We'll have good wine, tolerable snacks, and fiery debates.

Our events

We set up individual and collective sessions where students can present topics, authors, themes of their choosing. Besides confronting theory on paper, we also organize film screenings, sessions dedicated to art as social commentary, and research and writing workshops where anyone can present their current investigations. In addition, we organize conferences and have invited contemporary scholars whose work we think is crucial for our understanding of the present. 

In the past, we have collectively interrogated ovarian/seminal texts from a wide variety of contexts, including Material Feminisms, Latin American Marxisms, Africana Philosophy, or the Anthropology of Supply Chains & Infrastructures.


All are welcome, even if you don’t have time to do the readings!

Our schedule is very flexible and places are always available for those who would like to present something – be it theory, poetry, cinema, or their own research – so please do not hesitate to contact us to get involved.


Targeted public


All students of the Institute, or any person who is in any kind of way interested in social theory in all of its forms and expressions.

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