Katja Diefenbach, philosopher, professor of Aesthetic Theory at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart. Former lecturer at the University of Fine Arts (Berlin) and Humboldt University (Berlin) and director of the research project After 1968. On the notion of the political in the post-Marxism (www.after1968.org) at the Jan van Eyck Academy of Maastricht (Netherlands). She writes of post-structuralism, Marxism, deconstruction and new forms of capitalism under the aegis of neoliberalism. Among the publications noteworthy is Encountering Althusser: Materialism and Politics in Contemporary Radical Thought, which she co-authored with Sara R. Farris, Gal Kim, Peter D. Thomas (Bloomsbury, 2013). Forthcoming Politik der Potentialität. Spinoza-Rezeptionen postmarxistischen in der Philosophie (2017).