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 (she/they) is a multidisciplinary philosopher (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz, USA) with a passion for political philosophy, critical theory, and critical pedagogies.

A Research Fellow (part of the ERC-funded Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Remembering, Imagining, and Anticipating Violence project, University of Birmingham, UK) and a Posthumanities Hub Affiliated Researcher (Linköping University, SE), Geerts examines political philosophical questions of identity, difference, and violence, and that through critical posthumanist, new materialist, and Deleuzoguattarian perspectives. Their work has been published in Philosophy TodayWomen’s Studies International ForumRhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, amongst others, and two monograph projects are currently in development: a project that investigates the implications of reconceptualizing violence as a complex agential realist phenomenon and one combining affect theory, digital post-Humanities, and critical new materialisms to better examine the socio-political impact of alt-right, terrorist, and fascist memes.

In addition to possessing plenty of managerial expertise (organizer of summer schools, such as the Kif Kif Gender & Superdiversity summer school; expert seminars; workshops; …) and editorial skills (editorial board member & editor of Humanities & Social Sciences Communications; former editorial board member & editor of Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies (2015-2020); (co-)editor of several special journal issues of SomatechnicsJournal of Digital Social ResearchTijdschrift voor Genderstudies, and Matter; …), Geerts is also committed to critical pedagogies-based teaching and the much-needed praxis of public philosophy.

For more information, download Geerts’ academic curriculum or check out their Linktree page

Research

Geerts' research interests include new materialist, posthumanist, and Deleuzoguattarian philosophy, the (post-)Anthropocene, political philosophical questions of identity, difference, and violence, and critical and diffractive pedagogies. 

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Geerts, E, Rahbari, L, De Vuyst, S, Evolvi, G & Zarabadi, S 2022, 'Intersectionality, Hybridity, and (Inter)disciplinary Research on Digitality: a conversation among scholars of gender, sexuality, and embodiment.', Journal of Digital Social Research, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 86-106. https://doi.org/10.33621/jdsr.v4i3.140

Geerts, E 2022, 'Navigating (post-)anthropocenic times of crisis: a critical cartography of hope', CounterText.

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Geerts, E & Carstens, D 2022, Reclaiming vital materialism’s affirmative, anti-fascist powers. A Deleuzoguattarian and new materialist exploration of the fascist-within. in R Braidotti & R Dolphijn (eds), Deleuze and Guattari and Fascisms. Deleuze Connections, Edinburgh University Press.

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

Chapter

Geerts, E 2022, A Critical Cartography of the Materialisations of Identity & Identity Politics: Intersectional & Interferential Explorations. in M Tiainen, T Mehrabi, T Leppänen & K-K Kontturi (eds), Making Middles Matter. Routledge.

Geerts, E 2022, Cultivating ‘Knowing in Being’ – Feminist ‘Thinking-Doings'. in V Weetzel, C Åsberg, M Uden & E Just (eds), Intergender. Routledge.

Geerts, E 2022, Feminist Pedagogies. in M-P Moreau (ed.), Education and Social Justice Encyclopedia: Gender and Sexuality. Bloomsbury.

Geerts, E, Tamboukou, M, Skinner, S, Gauthier, D, Sissel Hoel, A & Sauzet, S 2022, Genealogies and Apparatuses: Curated Panel. in F Colman & I van der Tuin (eds), Methods and Genealogies of New Materialism. Edinburgh University Press.

Geerts, E 2022, Post-Qualitative Inquiries. in M-P Moreau (ed.), Education and Social Justice Encyclopedia: Gender and Sexuality. Bloomsbury.

Editorial

Geerts, E, Hoegaerts, J, Hens, K & Blackie, D 2022, 'Editorial: Dis/abling gender in crisis times', Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.5117/TVGN2022.1.001.GEER

Geerts, E, Rahbari, L & De Vuyst, S 2022, 'Gender, Sexuality, and Embodiment in Digital Spheres: Connecting Intersectionality and Digitality', Journal of Digital Social Research, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.33621/jdsr.v4i3.150

Other contribution

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

Special issue

Geerts, E, Hoegaerts, J, Hens, K & University, H (eds) 2022, 'Dis/abling Gender', Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, vol. 25, no. 1.

Geerts, E (Guest ed.), Rahbari, L (Guest ed.) & De Vuyst, S (Guest ed.) 2022, 'Gender, Sexuality, and Embodiment in Digital Spheres: Connecting Intersectionality and Digitality', Journal of Digital Social Research, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 1-106. <https://jdsr.se/ojs/index.php/jdsr/issue/view/11>

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