Posthumanities, Feminist Philosophy, Queer Death Studies and Bioart

Marietta Radomska is a philosopher and transdisciplinary gender studies scholar. In her research, she looks at the ways in which contemporary art practices deal with the questions of death and un/liveability in the context of the environmental crisis and sixth mass extinction. Radomska investigates how contemporary art and cultural expressions explore death, dying, grief and mourning beyond ‘human exceptionalism’ or privilege, so characteristic of Western thought and cultural imaginaries. How can we imagine and understand relations between life and death, living and non-living, and human and nonhuman in a more ‘ecological’ and ecosophical manner, and in the face of planetary environmental disruption? How are these matters positioned in the context of environmental violence, more-than-human vulnerabilities and resilience? How can we approach the issues of difference, interdependence and un/liveability in more attentive and ethical ways? These are some of the questions pertinent to her work.

Since 2016, Radomska has been involved in the development of the new area of research: queer death studies (QDS), a transdisciplinary field that critically investigates and challenges conventional normativities, assumptions and expectations surrounding the issues of death, dying and mourning in the contemporary world. In particular, QDS pays attention to the ways planetary-scale necropolitics render some lives and deaths more recognised, understood or grievable than others. In 2016 Radomska co-founded the international Queer Death Studies Network (QDSN).

Marietta Radomska is also the founding director of The Eco- and Bioart Lab, where she works closely with artists, artistic researchers and doctoral students whose practice and research focus on art and the environment. The Eco- and Bioart Lab opens up a transdisciplinary space, where artistic practice and artistic research converge with philosophy, cultural theory, QDS, environmental humanities and posthumanities in synergy and as equally legitimate voices and practices in order to address critical questions concerned with life/death, nature/culture, art/science, ecology, environment and the body in a more-than-human sense.

Video interview

Interview with Marietta Radomska

Marietta Radomska, feminist philosopher and transdisciplinary Gender Studies scholar, is SeedBox Project Leader for: Queer Ecologies of Extinction & the Multispecies Futures of the Baltic Sea. In this video she talks about the different aspects of her research.

Publications

2022

Cecilia Åsberg, Marietta Radomska, Christina Fredengren, Jesse Peterson, Janna Holmstedt, Caroline Klingborg Elgh, Ulrika Gunnarsson Östling, Martin Avila (2022) More-than-human feminisms across arts and sciences G22 Conference - Shaping Hopeful Futures in Times of Uncertainty: The Challenges and Possibilities of Gender Studies

Teaching and coordination

Teaching and coordination

Coordination:

Teaching:

At Linköping University (LiU):

Courses within MA in Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change (F7MGR):

  • 757A21 (6 ECTS) Introduction to Studies of Intersectional Gender at Advanced Level (coordinator)
  • 757A31 (12 ECTS) Exploring Intersectionality
  • 757A23 (12 ECTS) Analytical tools
  • 757A13 (15 ECTS) Theories and methodologies
  • 757A12 (15 ECTS) and 757A37 (15 ECTS) Master thesis courses

Course within MSc in Design (6MDES):

  • TRTE20 (6 ECTS) Norm Creative perspectives on Design, Power and Change

At other universities:

  • FAD3115 (7.5 ECTS) Gender & Sustainability: Introducing Feminist Environmental Humanities – course in the PhD programme Art, Technology and Design, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (in collaboration with Tema G)
  • KSV-SL206 (5 ECTS) Death, Culture and Society – course in the BA in Sociology, University of Helsinki (module ‘Queer Death Studies’)

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CV & Social Media

CV in short

  • 2020-present
    Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities at Tema Genus, Linköping University.
  • 2017-2020
    Postdoc at Tema Genus, Linköping University and Department of Cultures, University of Helsinki, Finland (The Swedish Research Council International Postdoc Grant).
  • 2016-2017
    Postdoc at Tema Genus, Linköping University.
  • 2011-2016 
    PhD in Gender Studies, Linköping University.
  • 2009-2011
    Research MA in Gender and Ethnicity, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
  • 2003 – 2008
    MA in Philosophy specialised in Social Communication, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.

 

Websites

Personal Website

mariettadomska.com

Queer Death Studies Network 

queerdeathstudies.net

Social Media

The Eco-and Bioart Research Network 

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