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Jules Sturm
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Jules Sturm

Jules Sturm is currently teaching and conducting research at the University of Amsterdam in Literary and Cultural Analysis. Her research focus is on critical theories of the body. Originally trained in philosophy and women's studies, she extended her fields of interest to Theories of Art and Aesthetics, Queer Theory, Posthuman Theories, Phenomenology, and more recently Critical Disability Studies and Medical Humanities. In her written work she aims to disentangle bodies from normatively descriptive images and complicate simplified visions of our bodies. Her research attempts to make bodily difference understandable not only as negative, but as formative for all bodies. Her engagement with literature and art is aimed at rendering productive the precarious effects of embodied failure, deformation, otherness, or dysfunctionality. For theory, her goal is to explore new methodologies in the humanities to account for the as yet unknown, but impending futures of human and non-human bodies.