Ruth Alison Clemens is a lecturer in literary studies at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society and also at Utrecht University, where she teaches and co-organizes the annual International Posthuman Summer School. Her work focuses on modernist literature and aesthetics, feminist new materialism, posthuman theories of language and translation, textual materiality and book history, and Deleuze.
She is currently working on a new project which reads teeth as biomineralized sites of multispecies posthuman subjectivity. Ruth has written articles for Feminist Modernist Studies, Modernist Cultures, and Comparative Critical Studies, and she is the author of book chapters on media-agriculture ecologies and viral temporalities. In 2020 she completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Leeds, before which she was a committee member of the British Association for Modernist Studies and a visiting research fellow at Utrecht Institute for Cultural Inquiry.
Ruth recently began working as a postdoctoral research assistant at the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, and is associate editor of the new Wiley open access journal Future Humanities.