Gerko Egert is a dance and theater studies scholar. He is currently postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen. He was visiting professor (Vertretung Prof. Gabriele Brandstetter) at the Department of Theater Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin (2018). His research deals with philosophies and politics of movement, human and non-human choreographies, dance and performance, process philosophy and (speculative) pragmatism, especially in the work of Deleuze and Guattari. Gerko holds a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin. His Dissertation deals with the notion of touch in contemporary dance (published 2016 [Transcript Verlag], English translation 2019 [Routledge]). His current research focusses on a choreographic regime of power governing logistics, traffic, migration, (post-)colonialism among other scenarios of movement.

In 2020 he founded together with Julia Bee the platform Nocturne. (in German)