Gerrit proposes a trans-/post-humanistic theory of the cyborg theorized with the help of Japanese cyberpunk animation. His theory reads the cyborg on the means of both the cyber-body (production, resources, labor force, tools of labor/production, organization) and the cyber-brain, its immaterial realm (consciousness, species-being, social-relations, power struggles, networks).
2019 – Present | University of British Columbia, Canada
- PhD in Cinema and Media Studies
- Cultural and Political Theory
2017 – 2018 | University of Rochester, New York, USA
- Master of Arts in Comparative Literature.
- Cultural and Political Theory.
2016 – 2017 | Research Master at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities
- Prestigious Scholarship for high achieving students of the Humanities.
- Extra research-oriented classes to prepare for a PhD.
2016 – 2017 | University of Cologne, Germany
- Master of North American Studies.
2014 – 2015 | State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), USA
- 1-year exchange program.
- Undergraduate in American Studies.
2012 – 2016 | University of Würzburg, Germany
- Bachelor of Arts in American/English Studies and Linguistics (Major) and German Studies (Minor).
- Critical Theory and Postmodernism.