Dr. Marietta Radomska is a philosopher and transdisciplinary Gender Studies scholar. She is an Assistant Professor (Biträdande universitetslektor) in Environmental Humanities at the Department of Thematic Studies – unit: Gender Studies, Linköping University, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. From July 2018 until June 2020 Radomska was also a Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Cultures (Art History), University of Helsinki, Finland.
She holds a PhD in Gender Studies (Linköping University, SE), Research MA in Gender and Ethnicity (Utrecht University, NL) and MA in Philosophy specialised in Social Communication (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, PL).
Her research interests include: feminist theory, continental philosophy, environmental humanities, posthumanities, queer death studies, bioart, eco-art, visual culture, critical animal studies, and others.
She is the director of The Eco- and Bioart Lab, research team member of The Posthumanities Hub, founder of The Eco- and Bioart Research Network, co-founder of Queer Death Studies Network, as well as co-coordinator of GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies research strand “Death Studies: Queerfeminist Materialist Perspectives” (together with Nina Lykke and Tara Mehrabi).
The Eco- and Bioart Lab, headed by Radomska, opens up a transdisciplinary space, where artistic practice and artistic research meet up with philosophy, cultural theory, environmental humanities and posthumanities in synergy and as equally legitimate voices and practices in order to tackle pressing questions concerned with life/death, nature/culture, art/science, ecology, environment and the body in a more-than-human sense.
In years 2017-2020 Radomska worked on the research project “Ecologies of Death: Environment, Body and Ethics in Contemporary Art”, funded by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) International Postdoc Grant; and in 2020-22 she has led the project “Queer Ecologies of Extinction and Multispecies Futures of the Baltic Sea”, forming part of The Seed Box: A MISTRA-FORMAS Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, phase II.
Research Networks, Projects and Collaborations:
- Director of The Eco- and Bioart Lab, LiU
- Research Team Member of The Posthumanities Hub, LiU
- Project Leader of Queer Ecologies of Extinction and Multispecies Futures of the Baltic Sea (The Seed Box – phase 2, 2019-22)
- Founder of The Eco- and Bioart Research Network
- Co-founder of the Queer Death Studies Network
- Co-founder of the The International Network for Ecocritical and Decolonial Research
- Co-chair of the GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies’ research strand “Death Studies – Queerfeminist Materialist Perspectives” (with Nina Lykke and Tara Mehrabi).
- Member of the Finnish Bioart Society.
- Associate member of Posthumanism Research Institute, Brock University, Canada.
Publications over the past five years (2016-2021):
- Radomska, M., 2016. Uncontainable Life: A Biophilosophy of Bioart[PhD dissertation]. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press.
Scientific articles and chapters:
- MacCormack, P., M. Radomska, N. Lykke, I. Hillerup-Hansen, P. R. Olson, N. Manganas. 2021. What do we talk about when we talk about queer death? Theories and definitions. Whatever: Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theory and Studies, vol. 4: 573-598. https://doi.org/10.13131/2611-657X.whatever.v4i1.147
- Radomska, M. and C. Åsberg. 2021. Fathoming Postnatural Oceans: Towards a Low-Trophic Theory in the Practices of Feminist Posthumanities. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. https://doi.org/10.1177/25148486211028542
- Radomska, M., M. C. Rojo Gomez, M. Pevere and T. Haapoja. 2021. Non/Living Queerings, Undoing Certainties, and Braiding Vulnerabilities: A Collective Reflection. In: L. Benítez; E. Berger (eds.) “Arts in the time of pandemic”. Artnodes, no. 27: 1-10. UOC. http://doi.org/10.7238/a.v0i27.374989
- Åsberg, C. and M. Radomska. 2021. “Environmental violence and postnatural oceans: Low trophic theory in the registers of feminist posthumanities”. In Gender, Violence and Affect: Interpersonal, Institutional and Ideological Practices, edited by M. Husso, S. Karkulehto, T. Saresma, A. Laitila, J. Eilola and H. Siltala. London: Palgrave. [peer-reviewed]
- Radomska, M. 2020. “Viral Queerings, Amplified Vulnerabilities”. In Rehearsing Hospitalities Companion 2, edited by Yvonne Billimore and Jussi Koitela, Helsinki: Archive Books, pp. 155-172.
- Radomska, M., T. Mehrabi, and N. Lykke. 2020. Queer Death Studies: Death, Dying and Mourning in a Queerfeminist Perspective. An Introduction. Australian Feminist Studies. 35(104), pp. 81-100 https://doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2020.1811952
- Radomska, M. 2020. Deterritorialising Death: Queerfeminist Biophilosophy and Ecologies of the Non/Living in Contemporary Art. Australian Feminist Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2020.1802697
- Radomska, M. and C. Åsberg. 2020. Elämästä luopuminen: Biofilosofiasta, epä/elämisestä, toksisesta ruumiillistumisesta ja etiikan uudelleenmuotoilusta. Niin & näin [Finnish philosophical magazine] 1/2020, pp. 39-46.
- Åsberg, C., J. Holmstedt and Radomska. 2020. “Methodologies of Kelp: On Feminist Posthumanities, Transversal Knowledge Production and Multispecies Ethics in an Age of Entanglement” In: The Kelp Congress, edited by H. Mehti, N. Cahoon, and A. Wolfsberger, Svolvær: NNKS Press, pp. 11-23.
- Radomska, M. and C. Åsberg, 2020. “Doing Away with Life: On Biophilosophy, the Non/Living, Toxic Embodiment, and Reimagining Ethics.” In: Berger, K. Mäki-Reinikka, K. O’Reilly & H. Sederholm, eds. Art As We Don’t Know It. Helsinki: Aalto ARTS Books, pp. 54-63. [peer-reviewed]
- Radomska, M. 2019. “Non/Living Matter, Bioscientific Imaginaries and Feminist Technoecologies of Bioart.” In: D. Lorenz-Meyer, P. Treusch and X. Liu, Feminist Technoecologies: Reimagining Matters of Care and Sustainability. London: Routledge. [peer-reviewed]
- Radomska, M., T. Mehrabi, and N. Lykke. 2019. Queer Death Studies: Coming to Terms with Death, Dying and Mourning Differently. An Introduction. Women, Gender & Research 2-3/2019, pp. 3-11.
- Radomska, M. 2018. Promises of Non/Living Monsters and Uncontainable Life. Somatechnics, 8(2), pp. 215-231.
- Radomska, M., 2017. Non/living Matter, Bioscientific Imaginaries and Feminist Techno-ecologies of Bioart. Australian Feminist Studies, 32(94), pp. 377-394.
- Henriksen, L. and Radomska, Missing Links and Non/human Queerings: an Introduction. Somatechnics, 5(2), pp. 113-119.
Research review articles:
- Radomska, M. 2019. Posthuman Ecologies of the Corpse.Women, Gender & Research, 3-4/2019, pp. 86-88.
- Radomska, M.,The Anthropocene, practices of story-telling and multispecies justice. Angelaki, 22 (2), 257-261
- Radomska, M., 2015. Zylinska, Joanna, Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene, Ann Arbor: Michigan Press/Open Humanities Press, 2014, 152 pp. ISBN 9781607853299(book review). philoSOPHIA, 5(2), pp. 315-317.
- Radomska, M., 2015. MacCormack, Patricia (ed.), The Animal Catalyst: Towards Ahuman Theory, Bloomsbury, London and New York, 2014. ISBN: 9781472534446 (Paperback) / 9781472526847 (Cloth), 224 pp., US$ 34.95 (Paperback) / US$ 104 (Cloth)(book review). Somatechnics, 5(2), pp. 255-258.
- Radomska, M., T. Mehrabi and N. Lykke (eds.), Australian Feminist Studies, special issue: ‘Queer Death Studies: Death, Dying and Mourning in a Queerfeminist Context’ (forthcoming Spring 2020).
- Radomska, M., T. Mehrabi and N. Lykke (eds.). 2019. Women, Gender & Research, special issue: ‘Queer Death Studies: Coming to Terms with Death with Death, Dying and Mourning Differently’. 3-4/2019.