Visiting scholars


The Posthumanities Hub has seen an increasing number of visiting scholars (phd students, postdocs and honorary visiting professors) since the inception in 2008. During the academic year 2010-2011 visiting scholars were welcomed (and visiting scholarships announced) 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.

At the moment we can only welcome visiting scholars on a self-funding basis. Please contact Cecilia Åsberg for further details.

Visiting Scholars 2019-2020

  • 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 SannaK2020Dr. 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
    RubydeVos_credit Lisa Jasperina Bommerson

    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

Visiting Scholars 2018-2019

  • Hayden Lorimer, Glasgow University, United Kingdom

 Visiting Scholars 2017-2018

  • Pelin Kumbet, Kocaeli University, İzmit, Turkey
  • Cheryl J. Fish, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

Visiting Scholars 2015-2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)