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Evelien Geerts
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Short bio:

Dr. Evelien Geerts (she/they) is a multidisciplinary philosopher (PhD University of California, Santa Cruz, United States of America) and a Research Fellow (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom) with a passion for teaching and a thorough training in political philosophy and theory, critical theory, and philosophy of science, STS & epistemology.

As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham, Geerts is involved in Dr. Katharina Karcher’s ERC-funded Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Remembering, Imagining, and Anticipating Violence project.

For more information, download Geerts’ academic curriculum.

Longer bio:

Dr. Evelien Geerts (she/they) is a multidisciplinary philosopher (PhD University of California, Santa Cruz, United States of America) and a Research Fellow (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom) with a passion for teaching and a thorough training in political philosophy and theory, critical theory, and philosophy of science & epistemology.

Geerts graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2019 with a multidisciplinary dissertation project focusing on a critical cartography of contemporary (new) materialist philosophies and an eco-ethico-politics of justice in times of terror(ism), and now holds a Humanities PhD (Feminist Studies and History of Consciousness (DE)). Geerts furthermore obtained an MSc in Global Management Studies (Antwerp Management School), a research MA Gender & Ethnicity Studies (Utrecht University, the Netherlands & exchange program with UCLA), and an MA in Philosophy (Antwerp University, Belgium). Geerts currently is a Posthumanities Hub affiliated researcher at Linköping University, Sweden & KTH, Sweden & a PhEMaterialisms member, and previously lectured at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (where Geerts was also an Affiliated (Visiting) Researcher at Utrecht University’s Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) from 2017-2020).

As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham, Geerts is involved in Dr. Katharina Karcher’s ERC-funded Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Remembering, Imagining, and Anticipating Violence project, focusing on a new materialist/Deleuzoguattarian approach to the affective, memories, and remembrance in the context of political and terrorist violence.

Geerts’ research interests include new materialisms, social and political philosophy, science studies, STS, and epistemology, cultural studies & analysis, queer theory, and critical and diffractive pedagogies. Geerts previously has published in Philosophy Today, Women’s Studies International Forum, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, and Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities. Geerts is an avid philosophy meme-creator and a former editor and editorial board member of the Dutch journal Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies (2015-2020).

For more information, download her academic curriculum.

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