bio | Gal Kirn completed his PhD on the topic of Louis Althusser and socialist Yugoslavia at the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia (2012, summa cum laude). He has since worked, among other places, at the Workers and Punks’ University (Ljubljana), Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht), Institute for Cultural Inquiry – Berlin, Humboldt University in Berlin, GWZO in Leipzig, and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. He is currently a research fellow at TU Dresden, where he researches the Soviet avant-garde and Partisan memory. He has (co)edited diverse books on Yugoslav film, post-Fordism, neoliberalism, and Althusser, as well as written the books Partisan Ruptures (Pluto Press, 2019) and The Partisan Counter-Archive (De Gruyter, 2020). From autumn 2020 he will be Visiting Professor for Cultural History at the University of Nova Gorica.
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