Gerrit Krueper

Gerrit Krueper proposes a trans-/post-humanistic theory of the cyborg theorized with the help of Japanese cyberpunk animation. His theory reads the cyborg on the means of both the cyber-body (production, resources, labor force, tools of labor/production, organization) and the cyber-brain, its immaterial realm (consciousness, species-being, social-relations, power struggles, networks).


Film and Media Studies

Recent Publication

Krueper, Gerrit. “Becoming Cyborg: Liberating One’s Real Species-Being. A Materialist Ontology of the Posthuman.” Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics. IOS Press: 2020. 501-509. Print.


2019 – Present | University of British Columbia, Canada

  • PhD in Cinema and Media Studies
  • Cultural and Political Theory

2017 – 2018 | University of Rochester, New York, USA

  • Master of Arts in Comparative Literature.
  • Cultural and Political Theory.

2016 – 2017 | Research Master at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities

  • Prestigious Scholarship for high achieving students of the Humanities.
  • Extra research-oriented classes to prepare for a PhD.

2016 – 2017 | University of Cologne, Germany

  • Master of North American Studies.

2014 – 2015 | State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), USA

  • 1-year exchange program.
  • Undergraduate in American Studies.

2012 – 2016 | University of Würzburg, Germany

  • Bachelor of Arts in American/English Studies and Linguistics (Major) and German Studies (Minor).
  • Critical Theory and Postmodernism.
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