Kathrin Thiele is Associate Professor of Gender Studies in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, where she teaches courses in contemporary feminist theories, philosophies of difference, queer theory and feminist technoscience studies.
Her research expertise lies in feminist and continental philosophies, theories of difference(s), and posthuman(ist) studies. Her published work continues a Deleuzian feminist legacy with focus on questions of ethics and politics in a posthuman(ist) age. She has an academic background in sociology, literature and philosophy, and this transdisciplinary perspective translates also into her teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses at Utrecht University. Her current research explores critical thought for a queer feminist cosmopolitics, and with it she aims at the revitalization of critical analyses within the (new) humanities.