Evelien Geerts

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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.

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Research interests

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. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, Doctor of Philosophy, Materialist Philosophies Grounded in the Here and Now: Critical New Materialist Constellations & Interventions in Times of Terror(ism), University of California, Santa Cruz


Award Date: 13 Dec 2019

External positions

Linköping University

1 Dec 2019 → …


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy & Theory
  • Critical Epistemology
  • Critical Theory
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Feminist Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Critical Pedagogies


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