Dr Evelien Geerts PhD

Dr Evelien Geerts

Department of Modern Languages
Postdoctoral researcher

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Evelien Geerts is a postdoctoral researcher and part of the UrbTerr project team, led by Dr Katharina Karcher. As a multidisciplinary philosopher, she has a keen interest in critical epistemologies, political philosophy, and new materialisms.

Qualifications

  • 2019 – PhD – University of California, Santa Cruz (USA)
  • 2014 – MSc Global Management Studies – Antwerp Management School (Belgium)
  • 2012 – research MA in Gender and Ethnicity Studies – Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
  • 2010 – MA in Philosophy – Antwerp University (Belgium)
  • 2009 – BA in Philosophy – Antwerp University (Belgium)

Biography

Dr Evelien Geerts is a multidisciplinary philosopher (PhD University of California, Santa Cruz, United States of America) and a postdoctoral researcher (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom) with a thorough training in critical theory and a passion for social justice and response-ability questions.

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)). She 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). She 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 she 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, she 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.

Research

Her research interests include new materialisms, social and political philosophy, (feminist) science studies, STS, and epistemology, queer theory, and critical and diffractive pedagogies. She previously has published in Philosophy Today, Women’s Studies International Forum, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, and Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities, and was an editor of the Dutch journal Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies (Journal for Gender Studies) (2015-2020).

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Gray, C, Carstens, D, Geerts, E & Eloff, A 2021, 'Deleuzoguattarian thought, the new materialisms, and (be)wild(erring) pedagogies: a conversation between Chantelle Gray, Delphi Carstens, Evelien Geerts, and Aragorn Eloff', Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 200-223. https://doi.org/https://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/matter/article/view/33383, https://doi.org/10.1344/jnmr.v2i1.33383

Geerts, E & Van der Tuin, I 2021, 'Diffraction & reading diffractively', Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 173-177. https://doi.org/10.1344/jnmr.v2i1.33380

Geerts, E 2021, 'Nieuw materialisme: een cartografie' Filosofie Magazine, vol. 2021, no. 2. <https://www.filosofie.nl/nieuw-materialisme-een-cartografie/>

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Geerts, E 2021, A feminist cartography of critical new materialist philosophies. in F Colman & I van der Tuin (eds), Methods and genealogies of new materialisms. Edinburgh University Press.

Geerts, E 2021, Being haunted by—and reorienting toward—what ‘matters’ in times of (the COVID-19) crisis: a critical pedagogical cartography of response-ability. in V Bozalek, M Zembylas, S Motala & D Holscher (eds), Higher Education Hauntologies: Living with Ghosts for a Justice-to-come. 1st edn, Routledge, pp. 155-170. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003058366

Geerts, E & Groen, A 2021, Philosophical post-anthropology for the Chthulucene: Levinasian and feminist new materialist perspectives in more-than-human crisis times. in Internationales Jahrbuch für Philosophische Anthropologie / International Yearbook for Philosophical Anthropology . Internationales Jahrbuch für Philosophische Anthropologie, vol. 10, De Gruyter.

Geerts, E 2021, ‘Genealogies and apparatuses’ with contributions from David Gauthier, Evelien Geerts, Sofie Sauzet, Aud Sissel Hoel, Sam Skinner, and Maria Tamboukou. in F Colman & I van der Tuin (eds), Methods and genealogies of new materialisms. Edinburgh University Press.

Editorial

Geerts, E & Carstens, D 2021, 'Pedagogies in the Wild—Entanglements between Deleuzoguattarian Philosophy and the New Materialisms: Editorial', Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1344/jnmr.v2i1.33369

Other contribution

Geerts, E 2021, België en de zaak Conings: pandemiepolitiek en extreemrechts terrorisme. Kif Kif.

Geerts, E 2021, Evelien Geerts Söyleşisi. Pentacle: Posthuman Entanglements in Culture, Literature, and Environment. <https://thepentacle.org/2021/07/04/evelien-geerts-soylesisi/>

Geerts, E 2021, Interview with Evelien Geerts. Pentacle: Posthuman Entanglements in Culture, Literature, and Environment. <https://thepentacle.org/2021/07/04/interview-with-evelien-geerts/>

Geerts, E 2021, Jürgen Conings: the case of a Belgian soldier on the run shows how the pandemic collides with far-right extremism. The Conversation . <https://theconversation.com/jurgen-conings-the-case-of-a-belgian-soldier-on-the-run-shows-how-the-pandemic-collides-with-far-right-extremism-162365>

Geerts, E 2021, Politiek geweld sinds 11 september: Hypermediatisering en de creatie van wegwerplichamen . Kif Kif.

Geerts, E 2021, The more-than-human materializations of violence, remembrance, and times of crisis. The Posthumanities Hub. <https://posthumanities.net/2021/03/03/more-than-human-conversations-blog-series-dr-evelien-geerts-on-the-more-than-human-materializations-of-violence-remembrance-and-times-of-crisis/?fbclid=IwAR00EaqhTRjxxU1T1YyYsdwYiU69YvRJfOOKA4EAzYiBCCql131qtCxqexE>

Special issue

Geerts, E (Guest ed.) & Carstens, D (Guest ed.) 2021, 'Pedagogies in the Wild – Entanglements between Deleuzoguattarian Philosophy and the New Materialisms', Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research, vol. 2, no. 1. <https://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/matter/issue/view/2374>

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