Astrida Neimanis

Astrida Neimanis Researcher

Astrida Neimanis is a writer, teacher, and collaborator. She is currently a Lecturer in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. In her work, she is primarily interested in water as a site of damage, desire, fear, and fecundity; as an idea and imaginary, but also as an environment and embodied place. Her preferred tactic is bringing feminist and queer theories to explore (and explode) environmental questions. Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology (2017) is her most recent book. She is also co-editor of Thinking with Water (2013) and has written extensively for scholarly journals, books, art publications and projects, and public events. She currently serves as an Associate Editor for Environmental Humanities and is a Scientific Director with The Seed Box (Sweden). She was born and raised in the Great Lakes-St Lawrence watershed (Canada/Turtle Island), but has also lived and worked in and around the Bay of Riga and the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the River Thames, and now the great big Pacific. Other projects include Hacking the Anthropocene! and COMPOSTING feminisms and the environmental humanities. She also thinks a lot about the weather.

Image credits: Joanna Pianka