About Jules sturm
Jules Sturm is an independent scholar based in Amsterdam (NL) and Biel (CH).
Jules has studied philosophy and women's studies at Unversität Wien/Austria (1997-2004), philosophy of literature, critical medical anthropology and queer studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001-2002), and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam (2004-2011). In 2012, Jules received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.
At present, Jules is lecturing at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam on Theories of the Body and Critical Epistemologies. As a guest researcher, Jules is conducting research at the Sandberg Instituut on Alternative Knowledge Productions.
The purpose of Jules's current research is to "de-script" (ent-schreiben) bodies rather than to describe them (beschreiben), to disentangle them from normatively descriptive images, and to complicate simplified visions of our bodies. The goal is to lead us away from a consistently negative attitude to non-normative embodiment.
His research interests include critical theories on the body in art and culture: critiques of normative corporeality; queer bodies and abilities; embodied identities; artistic reflections of the disturbing body; body images; critical aesthetics.
Jules aims to teach critical thinking and develop alternative inter- and undisciplinary theories.
2017 - ongoing
Sandberg Institute (Rietveld Academie)
2016 - ongoing
NICA (Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis)
Cultural Analysis of Disability
Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education
"BKO: BasisKwalificatie onderwijs"
2012 – 2017
Politics of the Contemporary: Literary Ecologies (M.A.)
Narrative and Globalization (M.A.)
Sleutelbegrippen Literatuurwetenschap / Key Concepts (B.A.)
Wetenschapsfilosofie Literatuurwetenschap / Philosophy of Science (B.A.)
CulturalAnalysis: Case Studies(B.A.)
Amsterdam Research Institute of the Arts and Siences (ARIAS nl)
Jeroen Boomgaard, University of Amsterdam & Rietveld Academie
Research Collaboration on "Digital Media Stereotypes of Minorities"
Dr. Rob Cover, University of Western Australia
Matariki Risk Humanities Network
Dr. Mark Botha, Durham University/UK
Disabillity Studies in the Netherlands (DSiN)
Prof. Geert van Hove, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Special Guests - Unlimited van Abbe
Van Abbemuseu, Eindhoven ( Daniel Neugebauer, Marleen Hartjes)
The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR)
Wellcome Trust, UK
2013 - now
ASCA/NICA Soirées(Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis
"Rudimentary Bodies and Queer Abilities"
Coordination of ASCA Research Group
"Bodies Gender Sexualities"
Masterclass with Prof. Judith Halberstam, UvA, Amsterdam
ASCA International Workshop: "Engaging Objects", Amsterdam
1999 - 2002
ASCA Soirées "What's Queer Here?", Amsterdam
2012 - 2017
Cultural Analysis, Comparative Literature & Comparative Cultural Analysis
Member of MA Selection Committee
for 3 programs; student correspondence; structural planning
1999 - 2002
Member of Selection Committee for Assistant Professor vacancy
1996 - 2000
ÖH Universität Wien
Vorsitz der Kommission der Fakultätsvertretung
Studienberatung Philosophie und HuS, GRUWI
La Biennale di Venezia/Dance, Venice
Symposium "Body Attack" (artistic director: Ismael Ivo)
Concept - Conceptual and logistic Planning
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
"Olhos d'Aqua - Black Atlantic Projekt" (artistic director: Ismael Ivo)
Stageorganization and Lightcoordinator
2004 - now
Company Mafalda, Zürich (Teresa Rotemberg)
Lightcoordinator and Lights
"Presque rien" "DOS AMIGOS Y UNO MAS" "Transformation"
Thailand Cultural Center, Bangkok
"The Tempest" for Peace Foundation
(artistic director: Ismael Ivo and Marcia Haydée)
Interview "The Tempest" Bangkok
2002 - 2006
Swiss International Coaching Project for Young Choreographers
Lightcoordinator and Lights
Ismael Ivo, Carolyn Carlson, Mauricio Wainrot, Nigel Charnock
2002 - 2003
Festival Danza "Solomen", La Biennale die Venezia
"Mapplethorpe" (artistic director: Ismael Ivo)
Lights and Tour Assistance
German - native speaker
English - highly proficient in spoken and written English
Dutch - good working knowlegde
French - basic communication skills