Evelien Geerts

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, Linköping University

1 Dec 2019 → …


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 interests

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).

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Unknown, University of California, Santa Cruz

    Materialist Philosophies Grounded in the Here and Now: Critical New Materialist Constellations & Interventions in Times of Terror(ism)

    2014 - 2019


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