Delfina Cabrera holds a BA in sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and received her PhD in comparative literature from the Université de Perpignan via Domitia, in conjunction with the Università degli Studi di Bergamo. She works on contemporary Latin American literature and has specialized in literary archives and the analysis of writing processes. Her research engages a wide range of fields that includes translation studies, genetic criticism, gender theory, and the visual arts.

Yolanda Ariadne Collins is a lecturer in international relations at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She holds a PhD in environmental science and policy from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Trained as an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist, her work investigates the relationship between climate change, colonialism and market-based methods for conserving forests in the Guiana Shield.

Nicolò Crisafi is a retained lecturer in Italian at Pembroke College, Oxford and a former ICI Fellow 2018–2020. His monograph Dante’s Masterplot and Alternative Narratives in the ‘Commedia’, forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2021, investigates paradoxes, detours, and representations of the future as alternatives to the dominant narrative of Dante Alighieri’s Commedia: the teleological ‘masterplot’.

Manuele Gragnolati is professor of Italian literature at Sorbonne Université, associate director of the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, and senior research fellow at Somerville College, Oxford. He is the author of Experiencing the Afterlife: Soul and Body in Dante and Medieval Culture (2005), Amor che move. Linguaggio del corpo e forma del desiderio in Dante, Pasolini e Morante (2013), and Possibilities of Lyric: Reading Petrarch in Dialogue (with Francesca Southerden, forthcoming 2020), as well as the co-editor of several volumes on Dante and the Middle Ages.

Amelia Groom was a fellow at ICI Berlin from 2018 to 2020. She holds a PhD in art history and theory from the University of Sydney, and teaches theory and writing on the Critical Studies MA degree at the Sandberg Institute. Her writing has appeared in Frieze, e-flux journal, Art-Agenda, Metropolis M, and various artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, and academic volumes. She edited the Documents of Contemporary Art anthology on TIME, and her book Beverly Buchanan: Marsh Ruins is forthcoming as part of Afterall’s One Work series.

Christoph F. E. Holzhey is the founding director of the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, which he has led since 2007. He received a PhD in theoretical physics (1993) and another one in German literature (2001). He has run several projects at the ICI Berlin and (co-)edited several volumes, including Tension/Spannung (2010), Multistable Figures (2014), De/Constituting Wholes (2017), and Re- (2019).

Daniel Liu is a historian of the modern life and physical sciences. His recent publications include ‘The Artificial Cell, the Semipermeable Membrane, and the Life That Never Was, 1864–1901’ (Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 49.5), and ‘The Cell and Protoplasm as Container, Object, and Substance, 1835–1861’ (Journal for the History of Biology, 50.4), the latter of which received the Journal of the History of Biology’s Everett Mendelsohn Prize for 2020.

Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen is a researcher, writer, and an ICI affiliated fellow. She holds an MA in gender studies and German literature (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and a PhD in media studies (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). Her work focuses on antiracist, postcolonial, and queer archives and (non-)relationality.

Marlon Miguel is a FCT — Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia researcher at the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL) and an ICI Berlin affiliated fellow. He holds a double PhD in philosophy (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and fine arts (Université Paris 8). His current research focuses on the intersection between art, philosophy, and psychiatry.

Claudia Peppel is the Academic Coordinator at the ICI Berlin. She studied Romance literature at the Freie Universität Berlin and at La Sapienza in Rome. Peppel’s research focuses on literary and cultural studies as well as art history and food cultures. Her monograph explored the Metaphysical Art of Giorgio de Chirico. She has curated exhibitions of contemporary art, has taught at the Berlin University of the Arts, and recently co-edited the volume Die Kunst des Wartens (with Brigitte Kölle, 2019).

Damiano Sacco holds a PhD in theoretical physics from King’s College London. Having published in both physics and philosophy, he currently works on modern and contemporary aspects of the continental philosophical tradition. His research focuses on twentieth-century European philosophy, and on the relationship between the history of physics and the history of metaphysics in the West.

Alison Sperling currently holds an International Postdoctoral Initiative (IPODI) Fellowship at Technische Universität Berlin in the Center for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies Research (Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Frauen und Geschlechterforschung) and is an affiliated fellow at the ICI Berlin. She studies twentieth and twenty-first century science and weird fictions, contemporary ecological art, feminist and queer theory, and the Anthropocene.

M. Ty thinks of the sea even while not now in it — and is an assistant professor of literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Facundo Vega is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 2018. Vega is currently completing his first book, titled Extraordinary Matters: The Political after Martin Heidegger. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in, among other venues, Philosophy Today, Cahier de L’Herne, and diacritics. Vega has been a Research Scientist at CONICET as well as a Fellow at the ICI Berlin.

Arnd Wedemeyer is senior researcher at the ICI Berlin. He earned his PhD from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University, and has taught at Princeton and Duke University. His research focuses on political and continental philosophy, comparative literature, and art and cultural history. He has published on Kant, Kafka, Jacob Taubes and Carl Schmitt, Borges and Salomo Friedländer, and Joseph Beuys. He has co-edited Re‑: An Errant Glossary (2019).

Umut Yildirim’s research interests lie at the intersection of the anthropology of the state and sovereignty, ecological anthropology, anarchist, decolonial, and indigenous resistance, and feminist and queer theories of affect and subjectivity. Her first anthropological articles on affective modes of political organizing are out and forthcoming in Anthropological Theory (2019) and Current Anthropology (2021). She is currently an Einstein Guest Researcher in the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin (2021) and will teach graduate courses in the Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA in 2022.