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Dr. Olga Cielemęcka

Olga Cielemęcka is a researcher at the Unit of Gender Studies, Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University in Sweden; a Deputy Director of the postconventional humanities research platform “Posthumanities Hub” (in years 2016-2017); and a co-chair of a working group on new materialisms and politics of European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action “New Materialism: Networking the European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’.”

With a PhD in philosophy from Warsaw University in Poland, in my research I bring together contemporary philosophy, feminist and queer theory, and environmental humanities, in an effort to re-think the concepts of the subject, community, and collaboration in the times of advanced capitalism and environmental change. I was a research assistant at Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at University of Alberta in Canada, a visiting researcher at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON), Utrecht University and at Posthumanism Research Institute at Brock University, and a postdoctoral researcher within “The Seed Box: A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory,” a research project hosted at Linköping University in Sweden. With my recent project, I look from feminist perspectives at political and cultural meanings of plants.



Deputy Director (2016-2017) and member of a research network “Posthumanities Hub.” Department of Thematic Studies, Unit of Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden.

Chair of a working group on “New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’,” European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action IS1307.

Management Committee Member: “New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’,” European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action 1307.

Posthumanism Research Institute, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Associate member.

Member of Cultural and Literary Plant Studies Network, University of Arizona.


Publications over the past five years (2013-2018)

“Plantarium: Human-Vegetal Ecologies,” special issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, edited by Olga Cielemęcka and Marianna Szczygielska, (forthcoming 2019).

“Toxic Embodiment” special issue of Environmental Humanities, edited by Olga Cielemęcka & Cecilia Åsberg, (forthcoming 2019).

“Trans materialities” special issue of Graduate Journal for Social Science, edited by Max van Midde, Vick Virtù, & Olga Cielemęcka, (forthcoming 2018).

Feminist New Materialism: Situated Cartographies. (In Polish and English). eds. Olga Cielemęcka, Monika Rogowska-Stangret. Lublin: e-naukowiec, 2018.

Knowmadic knowledge production in times of crisis,” with Beatriz Revelles Benavente. In: Teaching Gender: Feminist Pedagogy and Responsibility in Time of Political Crisis, eds. B. Revelles Benavente, A. M. González Ramos. London and New York: Routledge, 2017: 25–41.

“ʻLet the thinking breathe.’ Corporeal-Thinking in Classroom Settings.” In: Theories of Affect and Concepts in Generic Skills Education: Adventurous Encounters, eds. E. Just and W. Grahn, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017: 151–170.

“Stigmergy as a Collective Research Practice,” with Monika Rogowska-Stangret. In: Imagine there were no humanities… Transdisciplinary perspectives, eds. I. Ackermann, K. Chruszczewska, E. R. Janion, Á. Máté, N. Obukowicz. Warsaw: DiG, 2015: 51–59.

“Angelus Novus Looks to the Future. On Anti-humanism that Overcomes Nothingness.” Teksty drugie 1, 2015: 64–82.

“All Things Spectral,” Somatechnics 5 (2), 2015: 234–254.

“Quest for Feminist Time and Space,” with Magda Środa, Monika Rogowska-Stangret. Special issue: ‘Feminist Matters: The Politics of New Materialism,’ eds. P. Hinton, I. van der Tuin. Women: A Cultural Review 25 (1), 2014: 114–122.


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