Isabell Lorey is political theorist at the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (eipcp), based in Berlin, and member in the editorial board of the book series transversal texts. Currently she holds a professorship at the Institute for Political Science, University of Kassel. She taught political theory, social and cultural sciences, feminist and postcolonial theory as a professor at the Center for Gender Studies, University of Basel (2012-2015); at the Humboldt University Berlin (2010 and 2011) and the University of Vienna (2009 and 2010). 2001-2007 she held a C1-professorship for Gender & Postcolonial Studies at the University of the Arts Berlin, associated to the 'Freie Klasse' of Katharina Sieverding. In 2003 she was a founding member of the feminist and activist group 'kleines postfordistisches Drama' (kpD). Until 2000 she worked for several TV stations in Germany, mainly for the daily news-for-kids broadcast logo.