The Posthumanities Hub has seen a number of visiting scholars (phd students, postdocs and honorary visiting professors) since the inception in 2008. During the academic year 2010-2011 visiting scholars Jones Irwin, Astrida Neimanis and Karla Mason, were welcomed (and visiting scholarships announced in advance) with financial support from The Swedish Research Council, The Posthumanities Network: Next Genderation, Linköping University (the LiU Future Research Leader initiative) and other self-initiated sources. During the covid-19 pandemic we hosted remote visitors, e g artistic researchers Cooking Sections; Dr Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe and philosopher Prof Christine Daigle of Brock University, Canada (all of them also briefly on location before lock-down), Guest Professor Sanna Karkulehto (Finland) and Dr Ruby de Vos (Netherlands) for intense research sociability, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Presently we can only welcome self-funded visiting scholars to Linköping University for a shorter (1 month) or longer (6 months) stay.
This entails becoming part of the research group on location, attending sessions and webinars, an office space at Tema Genus (Gender Studies) and great opportunities for peaceful writing, taking PhD-courses and/or postdoctoral supervision with Prof Åsberg, intense intellectual exchange and a very friendly setting for work and fun.
Several international research careers have been launched from The Posthumanities Hub! Our webinars (with Eco-& Bio Art Lab) attract between 30-150 participants from all corners of the world, and visiting scholars are expected to prepare a presentation and contribute to the research group and its larger environment. We are well connected, leading or participating in international networks in feminist science and technology studies, environmental humanities, medical humanities, geohumanities, and artistic research, and of course posthumanities international networks (PIN).
Please contact Director, Prof Cecilia Åsberg <cecilia.asbergATliu.se> or Administrative Coordinator of the Hub, Tetiana Priadkina <tetiana.priadkinaATliu.se>, for further details.
Visiting Scholars 2022-2023 at LiU
Theme Posthumanities in Practice
- Anne Nørkjær Bang, PhD candidate from Department of the Study of Language, Culture, History and Communication at University of Southern Denmark. Doctoral project and research interests: cultural politics of hormones, endocrine economy and the Danish birth control situation in relation to gender, race, sex and nation. The pill, nonhormonal contraception and the biopolitical recent past of Greenland’s idigenous women. On location at LiU, Gender Studies from Dec 2022 to end Feb 2023, and did in February a EBL_Hub webinar.
- Dr Isabella Pinto, visiting scholar funded by the Lerici Foundation. Lerici Fellow and Guest Researcher of the Posthumanities Hub and Gender Studies (Tema Genus), Linköping University, since 1 Sep 2022. Dr Pinto’s research interests are the environmental humanities, the literary works of Elena Ferrante and the toxic landscapes of Naples, Italy. Dr Pinto presented her work in Tema Genus Higher Seminars, on location, and did a webinar with The Posthumanities Hub and Eco-& Bio Art Lab.
- Hillary Predko, artist, PhD-student (supervised by Prof Myra Hird) and waste researcher from Queen’s University in Canada. March 2022, stay on location, Linköping University, Sweden. Hillary is interested in indeterminacy and the agential qualities of waste, how settler-colonial histories have shaped waste regimes and how art can reframe our understanding of environmental issues. Hillary worked with Dr Hird on the project Environmental Racism is Garbage, an interactive virtual research-creation and art symposium held in May 2021. Here waste got explored as a symptom of environmental racism through collaborationss between artists, activists, and academics, hosted by Canada’s Waste Flow research group. This symposium has gone on to inform Hillary Predko´s research project and artistic practice.
- Dr Anne Sauka, postdoctoral researcher implementing the project “Onto-genealogies: The Body and Environmental Ethics in Latvia” (2021-2023), is a lecturer in social philosophy working at University of Latvia. Anne studies materially embedded genealogies of the body and environment. Her previous work have concerned philosophical anthropology, critical geneaology and the biopolitics of the body, but also with new materialist theories which lead her to include biophilosophy and environmental humanities in her research. Her publications can be found here, on Research Gate.
Visiting Scholars 2019-2021 at KTH
Theme Posthumanities in Practice
- Prof. Sanna Karkulehto, Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, project: From Gender Based Violence Studies to Environmental Resource Wisdom Research Dr. Sanna Karkulehto is Full Professor of Literature in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She is also Adjunct Professor of Cultural Studies at Uni. Oulu, Finland and Adjunct Professor of Multidisciplinary Research of Gender and Media Culture at Uni. Lapland, Finland. Her research interest areas include gender and violence studies, environmental humanities and resource wisdom, and human–animal studies. Her most recent books are co-edited anthologies Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture (Routledge 2020) and Violence, Gender and Affect (Palgrave, in press). She is the founding co-editor-in-chief (2005–2008) of SQS: Journal of Queer Studies and currently the editor-in-chief of Wisdom Letters – Towards Planetary Wellbeing. She is the co-chair of the Association of Gender Studies in Finland (SUNS).
- Ruby de Vos, PhD candidate, University of Groningen, European Languages and Cultures, project: Living with Toxicity: Trans-Corporeal Temporalities of the Everyday in Contemporary Art and Literature
This project explores how living in a deeply toxic world intervenes in and shapes trans-corporeal temporalities through an analysis of contemporary art and literature. Drawing on Stacy Alaimo’s notion of trans-corporeality and located at the intersection of ecocriticism, time studies, and feminist new materialism, this project extends trans-corporeality to the temporal realm. I show how particular perceptions of time emerge from an understanding of the body as always already entangled with a polluted environment. Living with Toxicity moves away from depictions of toxicity as rupturous experience and zooms in instead on how art and literature are capable of articulating the microtemporalities that emerge in everyday life. Attending to the relation between toxicity and the temporal ultimately enables greater understanding of toxicity’s harmful effects in ways that expand beyond the molecular level and play out across the sociocultural politics of time.
Ruby de Vos is a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen, where she is finishing her PhD on toxicity and trans-corporeal temporalities. She is the co-editor of Kunstlicht’s special issue on nuclear aesthetics (2018) and of the anthology Legibility in the Age of Signs and Machines. She was the curator of Susanne Kriemann’s solo show MNGRV (Galerie Block C, 2020) and of the cultural week After Hiroshima (2019), and is a staff writer for Kunstspot. (Photo credit, Lisa Jasperina Bommerson)
- Maya Weeks, PhD candidate, University of California – Davis, USA, project: Death to Disposability: Marine Debris as Violence
- COOKING SECTIONS, artistic research duo with Dr Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe from Royal Institute of Art in London, UK.
- Christine Daigle, Professor Brock University, Canada. Founder and Director PRN (Posthuman Research Network, funding this visit) and Posthuman Research Institute at Brock University.
Visiting Scholars 2018-2019 at KTH
Theme Storying Exposure
- Hayden Lorimer, Professor, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom. See environmental and Geohumanities
- Nathalie Marr, Glasgow University, United Kingdom
- Henni Mirjami Lantto, Glasgow University, United Kingdom
- David Borthwick, Glasgow University, United Kingdom
- Hester Parr, Glasgow University, United Kingdom
- Deborah Dixon, Professor Glasgow University, United Kingdom
- Emma Cardwell, Glasgow University, United Kingdom
- Lauren LaFauci, Vera Weetzel and Marietta Radomska (Linköping University). All of them affiliated KTH and Division of Historical Studies of Science, Technology and Environment for the duration of Prof Cecilia Åsberg’s KTH Professorship and KTH’s harbouring of The Posthumanities Hub 2018-2021.
- Jesse Peterson and Janna Holmstedt (KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm)
- Christina Fredengren, Stockholm University – professor Uppsala University, SE
- Lotten Wiklund, science journalist Stockholm
- Paul Hamilton, neuroscientist and designated field-trip driver, Linköping University
- Maya Weeks, environmental humanities, US Davis, USA.
Visiting Scholars 2017-2018 at LiU
- Pelin Kumbet, Kocaeli University, İzmit, Turkey
- Cheryl J. Fish, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
Visiting Scholars 2015-2016 at LiU
- Joseph Barla, University of Vienna, Austria
- Myra Hird, Professor, Queen’s University, Canada
- Astrida Neimanis, Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia
- Nico Taylor, Queensland University, Australia
- Aleksandra Jach, PhD candidate, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Gabriela Jarzebowska, PhD candidate, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Rumen Rachev, recent MA graduate, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
- Sal Renshaw, Associate Professor, Nipissing University, Canada
- Renee Valiquette, PhD candidate, York University; Lecturer, Nipissing University, Canada
Visiting Scholars 2014-2015 at LiU
- Bettina Papenburg (Feb-March) Germany
- Aino-Kaisa Koistinen (April) Finland
- Peta Hinton (May) Germany/Australia
- Gillian Einstein (Feb-July) Canada
- Astrida Neimanis (May and Dec) Canada
- Sari Irni – with Technology and social change (April-June) Finland
- Celia Roberts – with Technology and social change (April-June) UK
- Maris Sõrmus (Aug-Oct) Estonia
- Alison Ravenscroft (Oct) Australia – “Coming to Matter: The grounds of our embodied difference” October 7 Session
- Myra Hird (Fall) Guest Professor of Tema Genus, Canada
Visiting Scholars 2013-2014 at LiU
- Melissa Automn White, Assistant Professor Gender and Women’s Studies, Human Geography, University of British Columbia, Okanagan (cross-species virus, border panics, viral sex)
- Sari Irni, Assistant Professor Gender Studies, Academy of Finland scholar
- Suraia Jetha, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
- Aino-Kaisa Kostinen, Contemporary Culture Department, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
- Celia Roberts, Assoc. Prof. Director Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology, Lancaster University
- Karla Mason, PhD, lecturer Queen’s University, Belfast
- Tania Pérez-Bustos, Professor Anthropology and Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, National University of Colombia.
Visiting Scholars 2012-2013 at LiU
- Suzi Hayes (PhD student La Trobe University, Australia and and member of The Posthumanities Hub)
- Olga Cielemęcka (PhD student University of Warsaw, Poland and member of The Posthumanities Hub)
- Gillian Einstein (University of Toronto), gender medicine, feminist neuroscience, gendered biologies project
- Ingvil Hellstrand (PhD. student at Stavanger University, Norway and and member of The Posthumanities Hub)
- Karla Mason (Postdoc, Belfast UK – GEXcel Open Positions’s Scholar and member of The Posthumanities Hub)
- Pat Treusch (PhD student Humboldt University, Berlin Technical University and member of The Posthumanities Hub)
- Astrida Neimanis (Postdoc, Canada – GEXcel Open Positions’s Scholar and member of The Posthumanities Hub)
- Susanne Gannon (Asoc. Prof. University of Western Sidney, Australia)
Visiting Scholars 2010-2011 at LiU
- Stacy Alaimo (Prof. University of Texas, Arlington, USA), honorary visiting professor at the Posthumanities Hub, fall 2011 Coordinator of InterGender doctoral course “Introducing Feminist Materialisms” with Cecilia Åsberg and Nina Lykke.
- Astrida Neimanis – returning visiting postdoc scholar
- Pat Treusch – returning visiting phd student
- Ingvil Hellstrand – returning visiting phd student and and member of The Posthumanities Hub
Visiting Scholars 2009-2010 at LiU
- Mihai Lucaciu (PhD student Central European University, Budapest, Ungary)
- Karla Mason (PhD Queen’s University, Belfast UK)
- Lissa Holloway-Attaway (Assoc. Prof. Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlshamn, Sweden)
- Pat Treusch (PhD student Humboldt University, Berlin Technical University, Germany)
- Astrida Neimanis (Assistant Prof. London School of Economics – England)
- Nina Hoel (Assistant Prof. University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Jones Irwin (Assoc. prof, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, Ireland)