- [fuente] Isabell Lorey is a political theorist at the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies and professor at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Kassel.
In 1996, Lorey graduated from the University of Tübingen. Her dissertation, which focused on subjectivity construction in the philosophy of Judith Butler as well as its political and theoretical implications for feminist theory, later became her first book.
Prior to her professorship at the University of Kassel, Lorey taught at the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Basel, the Humboldt University Berlin, the University of Vienna, and the Berlin University of the Arts, where she held a C1-professorship in gender and postcolonial studies, working with Katharina Sieverding. Lorey is also an editor of the Viennese publishing house transversal texts.
Lorey's writings have covered a number of different issues in the domain of political theory; however, her work primarily addresses the subjects of precarity, biopolitics, neoliberalism, social movements, most notably Euromayday, and critical theory.