The Institute of Speculative and Critical Inquiry is an independent research center in the arts and sciences that seeks to sustain scholarship and education in the face of the shrinking of the U.S. university system. Through fellowships, public education, research collaborations, and publication initiatives, we endeavor to develop new, alternative structures by which intellectual thought and discovery can be undertaken in uncertain times.
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The Institute of Speculative and Critical Inquiry is an independent research center in the arts and sciences that seeks to sustain advanced research and education in the face of the shrinking of the U.S. university system. Through fellowships, research collaborations, public courses, and publication initiatives, we endeavor to develop new, alternative structures by which intellectual work and discovery can be undertaken in uncertain times.

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Courses and Events

Cosmic Alternatives II

Faculty: Marisol de la Cadena, Emanuele Coccia, Eduardo Kohn, Martin Savransky and Peter Skafish

Queer Theory Rewilded II

Faculty: Jack Halberstam, Tavia Nyong'o, and Damon Young

Psychoanalysis and the Trouble with Breathing

Faculty: Patricia Gherovici, Silvia Lippi, and Jamieson Webster

Collaborative Experimentation in Sound

Faculty: David Grubbs and Jan St. Werner

Feeling a Little Nervous...?: Psychoanalysis in Catastrophic Times

Faculty: Silvia Lippi

Cosmic Alternatives: Plural Thought In and Out of Modernity

Faculty: Anne-Lise François, Patrice Maniglier and Peter Skafish

Queer Theory Rewilded

Faculty: Jack Halberstam, Tavia Nyong'o and Damon Young

Pluriversal Thought In and Outside Modernity

Faculty: Peter Skafish

The Rise of the New Right: Cultural Politics and Counter-Strategies

Faculty: Joshua Branciforte