The research group
The scholars that work from the platform of the Posthumanities Hub (at Gender Studies - "Tema Genus", the Tema Institute), if nothing else is indicated. The doctoral candidates marked * are co-supervised by Cecilia Åsberg on location, and the the ones marked ** have Cecilia Åsberg as main supervisor. Research interests are written in italics.
- Dr. Astrida Neimanis - Open Position Scholar of Centre for Gender Excellence and The Posthumanities Hub, bodies of water, posthumanist phenomenology, transcorporeality, environmental humanities, post-colonial feminist theory. Together with Miriam Wistreich she is doing the art and science project Moist So Moist.
- Dr. Björn Pernrud Postdoc. Research coordinator
- Dr. Cecilia Åsberg - Director of The Posthumanities Hub, Dep. Dir. Tema Genus, feminist cultural studies of technoscience, Alzheimer's Disease, cultural imaginaries, material-semiotics, posthumanist gender studies, human-animal relationality
- Dr. Dag Balkmar, PhD. Diss. "On Men and Cars" on Oct 5, 2012!* popular car modfication and its communities
- Desiree Ljungcrantz, PhD-candidate, critical studies of sexualities; the material-semiotics, cultural affects, and embodied subjects of HIV
- Prof. Hillevi Lenz-Taguchi, (Educational Sciences), Prof. Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University. Director of Plateau for posthumanist and feminist network in education (PPFN), Stockholm University.
- Hanna Sjögren, PhD-candidate, Tema T - Technology and social change, LiU.* climate didactics in teacher education
- Ingvil Hellstrand, PhD-candidate, Network for Gender Research, University of Stavanger, Norway.* passing for human in science fiction, new reproductive technologies
- Dr. Katherine Harrison, PhD. Postdoc Tema Genus, LiU, feminist technoscience*
- Linnea Bodén, PhD-candidate, Pedagogical work, LiU truant girls in school
- Lisa Lindén (PhD-candidate, Tema Technology and Social Change, Linköping University) the HPV vaccine (Human Papilloma Virus)
- Magdalena Górska, PhD-candidate,** practices of breathing, the feminist material-semiotics of breath
- Dr. Måns Andersson (parental leave) human-animal studies, feminist theory and evolutionary biology
- Marietta Radomska, PhD-candidate, the concept of life in the visual arts and natural sciences
- Patricia Treusch, PhD-candidate, * with Prof. Dr. Sabine Hark, Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut fur Kulturwissenschaft: Gender as a Category of Knowledge, and, Technischen Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germnay. the making of the care robot
- Redi Koobak, PhD-candidate* the post-soviet feminist imaginary in Estonian art photography
- Tanja Joelsson, PhD-candidate automobility and gender
- Tara Mehrabi, PhD-candidate** bodies out of order, the science of Alzheimer's Disease, with Lisa Lindén and Ali Hanbury (Lancaster University) financied by the ERC project Prescriptive prescriptions: Pharmaceuticals and 'Healthy' Subjectivities (PI Dr. Ericka Johnson).
- Wibke Straube, PhD-candidate** queer feminist cultural theory, the trans-gender/sex motif in cinema
Visiting scholars of the Posthumanities Hub
On location in periods between 2010-2012:
- Prof. Stacy Alaimo (University of Texas, Arlington, USA), honorary guest professor at the Posthumanities Hub, fall 2011
- Associate Prof. Susanne Gannon, (University of Western Sidney, Australia).
- Mihai Lucaciu (Central European University, Budapest)
- Karla Mason (Queen's University, Belfast)
- Lissa Holloway-Attaway (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlshamn)
- Pat Treusch (Humbolt University, Berlin)
- Astrida Neimanis (London School of Economics)
- Nina Hoel (University of Cape Town)
- Jones Irwin (St Patrick's College, Dublin City University)
Collaborations and research partners
- Dr. Ericka Johnson (Tema Teknik och social förändring - STS, LiU)
- Dr. Celia Roberts (Sociology, Lancaster University, UK)
- Prof. Hillevi Lenz Taguchi (Education, Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm Uni, SE)
- Dr. Kajsa Ohrlander, Education, Stockholm Uni, SE)
- Dr. Kerstin Sandell, Gender Studies, Lund University, SE
- Dr. Francis Lee (Tema Teknik och social förändring - STS, LiU)
- Dr. Martin Hultman (History of ideas, Umeå University, SE
- PhD-student Jennifer Lum (Rhethoric Department, Berkely, University of California)
- Dr. Linn Sandberg (Social work/Gender Studies, LiU, SE)
- Prof. Jan Marcusson (Geriatrics, University Hospital LiU, SE)
- Dr. Katarina Swahnberg (Gender and medicin, LiU, SE)
- Dr. Peter Nilsson (IFM, LiU, SE)
- Dr. Eva Lövbrand (CSPR, LiU, SE)
- Dr. Anki Brorsson (IFM, LiU, SE)
- Dr. Tora Holmberg (GenNa, Uppsala universitet, SE)
- Dr. Kristin Zeiler (IHM, LiU, SE)
- Dr. Jami Weinstein (Zoontology research group, Tema Genus, LiU, SE)
- Dr. Richard Twine (Cesagen, Lancaster Uni, UK)
- Dr. Iris van der Tuin (Genderstudies, Utrecht University, NL)
- Dr. Rick Dophijn (Media and cultural studies, Utrecht University, NL)
- Prof. Rosi Braidotti (Centre for Humanities, Utrecht University, NL)
- Prof. Lynda Birke (Anthrozoology, University of Chester, UK
- Prof. Pelle Jensen (Biologi, IFM, LiU)
- Prof. Nalle Johnsson (Kemi, IFM, LiU)
- Prof. Barbro Wijma (Genus och Medicin, LiU)
- and many, many others.... (see below)
The Posthumanities Network: The Next Genderation (Vetenskapsrådet)
The Posthumanities Network is an international network financed by The Swedish Research Council (2009-), and it is located at The Posthumanities Hub (Tema Genus), Linköping University. The network has since the inception in 2009 expanded and branched out (or, rather, reproduced rhizomatically) with doctoral courses, workshop series and conferences. The network started out with the interlinking of five university nodes with topical research groups (Linköping Uni - SE; Uppsala Uni - SE; Utrecht Uni - NL; Queen's Uni -CA; Wesleyan Uni - USA, or nodal points A-E), but have now also translated and transfigured into new research groups and constellations (G-K).
A) The HumAnimal Studies Group (related to GENNA) - Uppsala Universitet, Sweden: Dr. Måns Andersson, Dr. Tora Holmberg, and Dr. Malin Ah-King)
B) Posthuman Study Group, Utrecht University, the Netherlands: Ass.prof. Jami Weinstein - see the Zoontology Research Team now at Linköping University
B) Posthuman Study Group, Utrecht University, the Netherlands: Distinguished Prof. Rosi Braidotti, Founder of Centre for Humanities.
C) The NONHuman Research Group, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, headed by Prof. Myra J. Hird, Sociology, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
D) Prof. Lori Gruen’s and Prof. Kari Weil’s Posthumanities node at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA.
E) The Network for Gender Research at University of Stavanger, Norway, c/o Dr. Wencke Mühleisen, and in this research group PhD-student Ingvil Hellstrand, also supervised from and affiliated to The Posthumanities Hub in Sweden.
F) The Zoontology Research Team, headed by Dr. Jami Weinsein, Gender Studies, Linköping University.
G) The research group of Prof. Hillevi Lenz Taguchi, Education Studies, Stockholm University.
H) The New Feminist Materialisms at Utrecht University, Dr. Iris van der Tuin, Gender Studies, Utrecht University, PI of The Material Turn in The Humanities-project.
I) "Meeting Materialities" - methodological work shop series held at the Tema Institute, Linköping University 2010-2012.
J) The InterGender research school: modules 2012 "Introducing Feminist Materialisms" (Prof. Stacy Alaimo, Prof. Nina Lykke and Dr. Cecilia Åsberg), and "Life Matters: Microlife, Species and Extinction" (Dr. Jami Weinstein, Prof. Claire Colebrook and Prof. Myra Hird).
K) The New Materialisms-conferences: 2012 in Linköping (org. The Posthumanities Hub) "Entanglements of New Materialisms", and 2011 in Utrecht (org. Iris van der Tuin and Rick Dolphijn with Centre for Humanities), "Naturecultures".
Scientific Advisory Board of The Posthumanities Hub
- Prof. Karen Barad (University of California, St. Cruz, USA)
- Prof. Rosi Braidotti (Centre for Humanities, Utrecht University, NL)
- Prof. Sarah Bracke (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BE)
- Prof. Donna Haraway (University of California, St. Cruz, USA)
- Prof. Ineke Klinge (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, GE)
- Prof. Merete Lie (NTNU, Trondheim, NO)
- Prof. Nina Lykke (Tema Genus, LiU)
- Prof. Maureen McNeil (Sociology, Lancaster university, UK)
- Prof. Annemarie Mol (University of Amsterdam, NL)
- Prof. Jackie Stacey, Manchester University, UK)
- Prof. Lena Trojer (Blekinge Insitute of Technology, SE)
The 'posthumanities', however, seems to me a useful notion for tracking scholarly conversations
Donna Haraway 2008: 308.
'Human' is definitely not a neutral or innocent category, but a highly gendered and racialized one
Mette Bryld & Nina Lykke 2000: 33.
"Re-thinking the human sciences", see video lecture with Srinivas Aravamudan and Rosi Braidotti (2012)
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Translations of translations...
"Posthumanistiska nyckeltexter" (2012) - an introduction to, and translations of posthumanist keytexts by Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, Karen Barad, Michel Callon, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Serres and Annemarie Mol - in Swedish.
Post-humanities issue of NORA
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NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research
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By ’posthumanist’ I mean to signal the crucial recognition that nonhumans play an important role in naturalcultural practices, including everyday social practices, scientific practices, and practices that do not include humans. But also, beyond this, my use of posthumanism marks a refusal to take the distinction between ’human’ and ’nonhuman’ for granted, and to found analysis on this presumably fixed and inherent set of categories. Any such hardwiring precludes a geneological investigation into the practices through which humans and nonhumans are delineated and differently constituted. A posthumanist performative account worth its salt must also avoid cementing the nature-culture dichotomy into its foundations, thereby enabling a geneaological analysis of how these crucial distinctions are materially and discursively produced.
Karen Barad 2007: 32
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