Astrida Neimanis

Co-director/Scientific Leader and project Leader Feminist and Anticolonial Approaches to Environmental Humanities and Justice in the Global South.
Astrida Neimanis is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney (Australia) and Key Researcher with the Sydney Environment Institute. As coordinator of the International Consortium and co-director of the Seed Box, Astrida is responsible for establishing and maintaining connections with our vibrant network of environmental humanities researchers around the world. Her own work brings feminist perspectives to bear on environmental questions. She is particularly interested in weather, water, and climate change and our embodied understanding of and relations to these elemental phenomena, as a site for also thinking about environmental justice. She is co-convenor (with Jennifer Mae Hamilton, former Seed Box postdoctoral fellow) of the COMPOSTING feminisms and environmental humanities reading and research group. She is also author of Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology, co-editor of What Do We Want? Feminist Environmental Humanities – a special issue of the journal Australian Feminist Studies, and author or co-author of more many other texts and talks in this field.