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Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics poster

I am excited that I will be giving an online book talk with the installation artist Judit Hersko who is one of the artists I write about in my book and the environmental humanities scholar Cheryl J. Fish on November 15th!

You are invited to attend! It is for a month-long environmental humanities initiative in Helsinki, Finland.

Listen to the recording of the session here

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I am thrilled to share that I have been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the prestigious “Precarious Planet: Disability, Rights & Justice” conference. This event will be held at the University of Wollongong's Sydney Campus in Australia, from November 29 to December 1, 2023.

The conference website is up and available should you wish to distribute it to your networks.


RCA poster

If you are in London, you are invited to attend my book talk at the Royal College of Art in London on October 17th from 5-7pm.

The event will be held at the auditorium at the Byson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AY.

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Recorded version of my online book talk titled  “Exploring Intersectional Feminism for an Ecocritical Feminism” on July 6, 2023  hosted by the British Association of Art History’s Reading Group:

The recording of that session is stored here:


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Recorded version of my talk at the University of California, Berkeley from March 22, 2023 is now a podcast with slides:

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Recorded version of my talk on February 16, 2023 at 7pm ET at the Scandinavia House in New York City:

Here’s the link


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Presented in Person a Paper Titled “Reclaiming the Arctic through Feminist and Black Aesthetic Perspectives” in Bergen, Norway

Organized by MaryClaire Pappas, Tonje Haughland Sorenson, and Isabelle Gapp. “Reclaiming the Arctic through Feminist and Black Aesthetic Perspectives.” For the panel “Gender in the North.” Nordic Nature: Art, Ecology, Landscape. Bergen, Norway, June 17, 2022.

The program can be seen here.


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“Reimagining a More Just World: Science Fiction and Populist Media,” for the international online conference, “Planetary Precarity and Future Habitability.”

Organized by Janet Wilson, Om Dwinedi, and Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp. For the panel, Planetary Survival Aesthetics: New Forms of Collaborative Art and Media Practices.” Panelists include May Joseph, El Glasberg, Sofia Varino, and myself.  February 18, 2022.


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“From the Heroic Sublime to Environments of Global Decline.

For the international hybrid conference: The Global Antarctic 2021 SCAR SC-HASS, Kobe, Japan, November 18-19, 2021.

Conference description


International Symposium

“Planetary Precarity and Feminist Art Practices in Antarctica.”

Key-note for virtual conference, Heroes on Ice? Conquest and Doomsday Vision. Organizer: Anne Hemkendreis. University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, July 28-29, 2021.

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“At Memory's Edge: Collaborative Perspectives on the Environment in Arctic Cinema.”

For the panel, Aesthetic Responses to Environmental Emergencies: Creating New Forms of Collaborative Art and Media Practices." ASLE 2021 Emergence/y Virtual Conference, July 26-August 6, 2021.

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At Memory's Edge

“At Memory's Edge: Climate Trauma in Arctic Film.”

Virtual presentation. Organizer Professor Hanne Stien at Tromso University, Tromso, Norway, March 11, 2021.



“Three Virtual Lectures on the New Aesthetics of Climate Change.”

Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Funded by a National Endowment of the Arts Grant, Nov. 30, December 7 &14, 2020.

More on this talk.


Sydney Underground Film Festival Program

“At Memory's Edge: Film and Collaborative Indigenous Perspectives on the Environment.”

Keynote for Sydney Underground Film Festival. September 10, 2020. Online until September 20, 2020.


Academic Lectures on Culture and Literature

“Art of the Polar Regions in the Time of Climate Change,” and “A View from the Future: Writers and Filmmakers Turn to Science Fiction to Write a Message About Our World.”

Henan University, Department of Foreign Languages, Kaifeng, China, Online from June 14-19, 2020.


Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies

“Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Trauma in Arctic Cinema.”

Symposium on Imagining Post 3.11 Futures and Living with Anthropogenic Change. Invited Speaker for the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. February 14-15, 2020.


“Memory's Edge: Climate Trauma in Arctic Cinema”

Linnaeus University, Sweden. Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. Keynote Speaker for 2020 retreat in Copenhagen, Denmark. February 4, 2020.


“Planetary Precarity and Feminist Art Practices in Antarctica.”

Precarious Lives, Uncertain Futures. Conference at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata." January 29-31, 2020.

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SFAI Calendar

“Polar Aesthetics: Feminism, Art and the Climate Crisis in the Arctic and Antarctic.”

San Francisco Art Institute, Graduate Student Lecture Series, Osher Hall, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, Friday October 4, 2019, 4:30-6pm.

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Yale Institute of Sacred Music

“Jewish ‘Ghosts’ in Antarctica and Germany: Feminist Art Practices and disappearing Landscapes in the work of Judit Hersko and Susan Hiller.”

For the conference “New Perspectives on Jewish Feminist Art in the United States,” Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University, April 7, 2019.

More info here


To the Point

“Polar Aesthetics and Climate Activism: Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis”

To the Point Lecture Series at Hunter's Point Shipyard, San Francisco, California, March 9, 2019.

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“Political Art in the U.S. and Germany in the Age of Right-Wing Populist Movements.”

Panel:" Art and Politics: Just a Gesture and no future? Debating the political force of public art in the US and Germany from the 1960s until today." College Art Association, New York, N.Y. February 14, 2019.

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“Environmental Discourses in the Global South and the Arctic: Extreme Oil and Experimental Film and Activist Art Practices.”

Conference: "Rethinking the Global South: Literatures, Cultures, and Media. Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University,Lucknow,lndia.February 2-3,2019.

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“At Memory's Edge: Film and Indigenous Perspectives on the Accelerating Climate Crisis.”

Conference: Challenging Precarity. Auro University, Surat, Gujarat, lndia, January 27-29, 2019.


Polar 2018

“New Critical Realities: Indigenous Filmmaking in the Time of Climate Change.”

Polar 2018. Panel· "Polar Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Approaches and Challenges."Davos, Switzerland,June23, 2018.

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Polar 2018

“Polar Art and Climate Change: Perceptual Shifts in Polar History Mediated by Art.”

The “Lewander Lecture” for the Panel: “Polar History” Polar 2018. Davos, Switzerland, June 21, 2018.

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“New Critical Realities: Indigenous and Scientific Collaborative Filmmaking in the Time of Climate Change.”

A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene, UC Santa Barbara, June 14-30.

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“Polar Aesthetics: Archives of Knowledge and Disappearances in the Anthropocene.”

Chair and organizer for the panel “Climate Aesthetics in the Anthropocene.” College Art Association, Los Angeles, California, February 23, 2018.