Dr Astrida Neimanis

BA McGill MSc LSE PhD York
Senior Lecturer

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 1151
Fax +61 2 9351 3918

Biographical details

Astrida Neimanis joined the Gender and Cultural Studies program in 2015 after holding various teaching and research positions at universities in Canada, the UK, and Sweden. She is Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Humanities (Duke University Press), a Key Researcher with the Sydney Environment Institute and co-convenor of the Composting: Feminisms and the Environmental Humanities reading group hosted at the University of Sydney. She is also a founding member and University of Sydney contact faculty for The Seed Box: A MISTRA-FORMAS Environmental Humanities Collaboratory (a transnational research consortium based at Linkoping University, Sweden).

Research interests

embodiment; feminist theory; water; environmental humanities; queer ecologies; feminist epistemologies and knowledge production; posthumanism and new materialisms; art/science/theory collaborations; alter-Anthropocene; planetary flows of bodies, matters, imaginaries, justice.

Teaching and supervision

WMST6902 Arguing the Point: Research in Gender and Cultural Studies

GCST 2631 Gender and Environment

Current research students

Project title Research student
Architectures of Intimacy: Queer (re)configurations of cultural space Jan Philipp FILMER

Selected grants

2016

  • RES: Awarded funds by Linkoping University for a post-doc position for two years.; Neimanis A; Linkoping University/Research Support.
  • RES: Sydney University has been awarded funds to participate in 'The Seed Box: A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory'. The Host Institution is Linkoping University Sweden; Neimanis A; MISTRA - Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research/Research Grant.

2015

  • Counterarchives in the Gotland Deep; Neimanis A; Australian Academy of the Humanities/Humanities Travelling Fellowships.

2014

  • New Staff Start-Up grant; Neimanis A; University of Sydney/Internal Research Grant Allocations.

2012

  • Thinking with Water; VanWyck P, Neimanis A; Concordia University/Office of Research Grant.

2010

  • Thinking with Water; VanWyck P, Neimanis A; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/Research Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Neimanis, A. (2017). Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Edited Books

  • Chen, C., MacLeod, J., Neimanis, A. (2013). Thinking with Water. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Neimanis, A. (2017). Nature Represents Itself: Bibliophilia in a Changing Climate. In V. Kirby (Eds.), What if Culture was Nature all Along?, (pp. 179-198). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Neimanis, A. (2017). Water and Knowledge. In D. Christian & R. Wong (Eds.), Downstream: Reimagining Water, (pp. 51-68). Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
  • Neimanis, A., Asberg, C., Hayes, S. (2015). Post-humanist imaginaries. In Karin Backstrand, Eva Lovbrand (Eds.), Research Handbook on Climate Governance, (pp. 480-490). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Neimanis, A. (2015). Weather Writing: A feminist materialist practice for (getting outside) the classroom. In Peta Hinton, Pat Treusch (Eds.), Teaching with Feminist Materialisms: Teaching with Gender. European Women's Studies in International and Interdisciplinary Classrooms, (pp. 141-157). Utrecht, The Netherlands: ATGENDER.
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Natural Others? Nature, Culture and Knowledge. In M. Evans, C. Hemmings, M. Henry, H. Johnstone, S. Madhok, A. Plomien, S. Wearing (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory, (pp. 26-45). London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.
  • Neimanis, A., Chen, C., MacLeod, J. (2013). Introduction: Towards a Hydrological Turn? In C. Chen, J. MacLeod & A. Neimanis (Eds.), Thinking with Water, (pp. 3-22). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Neimanis, A., Chandler, M. (2013). Water and Gestationality: What Flows Beneath Ethics. In C. Chen, J. MacLeod & A. Neimanis (Eds.), Thinking with Water, (pp. 61-83). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Neimanis, A. (2012). Hydrofeminism: Or, On Becoming a Body of Water. In H. Gunkel, C. Nigianni, F. Soderback (Eds.), Undutiful Daughters: New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice, (pp. 85-99). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Neimanis, A. (2009). Bodies of Water. In J. Knechtel (Eds.), Water: Alphabet City No. 14, (pp. 82-91). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Journals

  • Neimanis, A., Neimanis, A., Asberg, C. (2017). Fathoming chemical weapons in the Gotland deep. Cultural Geographies, 24(4), 631-638. [More Information]
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F., Donaldson, S., Ioannides, G., Lea, T., Marsh, K., Neimanis, A., Potts, A., Taylor, N., Twine, R., Wadiwel, D., et al (2016). A Sustainable Campus: The Sydney Declaration on Interspecies Sustainability. Animal Studies Journal, 5(1), 110-151. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A., Asberg, C., Hedren, J. (2015). Four problems, four directions for environmental humanities: Toward critical posthumanities for the anthropocene. Ethics and the Environment, 20(1), 67-97.
  • Neimanis, A. (2015). No Representation without Colonisation? (Or, Nature Represents Itself). Somatechnics, 5(2), 135-153. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Alongside the right to water, a posthumanist feminist imaginary. Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 5(1), 5-24.
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Morning Sickness and Gut Sociality: Towards a Posthumanist Feminist Phenomenology. Janus Head, 13(1), 214-240.
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Speculative Reproduction: Biotechnologies and Ecologies in Thick Time. PhiloSOPHIA, 4(1), 108-128. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A., Loewen Walker, R. (2014). Weathering: Climate Change and the "Thick Time" of Transcorporeality. Hypatia, 29(3), 558-575. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A. (2013). Feminist Subjectivity, Watered. Feminist Review, 103(1), 23-41. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A. (2012). On Collaboration (for Barbara Godard). NORA-Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 20(3), 215-221. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A. (2011). "Materialist (Re)Turns" (A Review Essay of New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency and Politics edited by Diana Coole and Samantha Frost [2010]). The Goose, 9(Summer), 31-33.
  • Neimanis, A. (2011). 'Strange Kinship' and Ascidian Life: 13 Repetitions. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 9(1/2), 117-143.
  • Neimanis, A. (2011). Theory That Matters: Feminism, Porous Boundaries and the New Materialisms (A Review Essay of Stacy Alaimo's Bodily Natures: Science, Environment and the Material Self [2010] and Susan Hekman's The Material of Knowledge: Feminist Disclosures [2010]). Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 26(Fall 2011), 173-178.
  • Neimanis, A. (2009). Bodies of Water, Human Rights and the Hydrocommons. Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 21, 161-182.
  • Neimanis, A. (2008). Commuting Bodies Move, Creatively. PhaenEx: journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture, 3(2), 155-148.
  • Neimanis, A. (2007). Becoming-Grizzly: Bodily Molecularity and the Animal That Becomes. PhaenEx: journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture, 2(2), 279-308.
  • Neimanis, A. (2006). “A Feminist Deleuzian Politics? It’s About Time." (A Review of Elizabeth Grosz’s The Nick of Time [2004] and Time Travels [2005]). Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 16(Fall 2006), 154-158.
  • Neimanis, A. (2006). “Breathing Life Back Into the Body." (A Review Essay of Feminist Interpretations of Merleau-Ponty [2006], Eds. D. Olkowski and G. Weiss). Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 11(2), 489-492.
  • Neimanis, A. (2004). Seasonal Affective Disorder. Descant, 124(September), 133-139.

Visual Art

  • Neimanis, A. (2011). We are all bodies of water. In: Someone:Water series. Someone. Toronto, Canada.

Textual Creative Works

  • Phillips, P., Neimanis, A., Moe, M., Higham, C., Charenko, M., Dunlop, L., MacIvor, J., Bowen, A. (2014). ((pollen)): collaboration is airborne. inConversation, (pp. 65 - 70). Perth, Australia: Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Currencies. Harvard Design Magazine: Wet Matter, no. 39 - F/W 2014, (pp. 157 - 159). Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America: Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
  • Asberg, C., Neimanis, A. (2013). Bodies of the Now. Stockholm Festival for Art and Technology: Visions of the NOW, (pp. 1 - 24). Stockholm, Sweden: Visions of the Now.
  • Neimanis, A. (2012). We Are All Bodies of Water, II: A Memoir. Capricious: Water, Volume 2: Issue No. 13, New York, United States of America: Capricious.
  • Neimanis, A. (2011). We are all bodies of water. Earth-Water Catalogue, www.earthwatercatalogue.net, Ljubljana, Slovenia: National Institute for art projects and creative solutions (NASTATI).

Live Theatre

  • Neimanis, A., Norrish, J. (2010). (Re)productions. Brock Centre for Women's Studies, Ontario, Canada.

Digital Creative Works

  • Neimanis, A. (2015). Wet Life, Wet Debt. online, Helsinki, Finland: New Degrees of Freedom: Act 3 - Water.

2017

  • Neimanis, A. (2017). Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Neimanis, A., Neimanis, A., Asberg, C. (2017). Fathoming chemical weapons in the Gotland deep. Cultural Geographies, 24(4), 631-638. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A. (2017). Nature Represents Itself: Bibliophilia in a Changing Climate. In V. Kirby (Eds.), What if Culture was Nature all Along?, (pp. 179-198). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Neimanis, A. (2017). Water and Knowledge. In D. Christian & R. Wong (Eds.), Downstream: Reimagining Water, (pp. 51-68). Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

2016

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F., Donaldson, S., Ioannides, G., Lea, T., Marsh, K., Neimanis, A., Potts, A., Taylor, N., Twine, R., Wadiwel, D., et al (2016). A Sustainable Campus: The Sydney Declaration on Interspecies Sustainability. Animal Studies Journal, 5(1), 110-151. [More Information]

2015

  • Neimanis, A., Asberg, C., Hedren, J. (2015). Four problems, four directions for environmental humanities: Toward critical posthumanities for the anthropocene. Ethics and the Environment, 20(1), 67-97.
  • Neimanis, A. (2015). No Representation without Colonisation? (Or, Nature Represents Itself). Somatechnics, 5(2), 135-153. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A., Asberg, C., Hayes, S. (2015). Post-humanist imaginaries. In Karin Backstrand, Eva Lovbrand (Eds.), Research Handbook on Climate Governance, (pp. 480-490). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Neimanis, A. (2015). Weather Writing: A feminist materialist practice for (getting outside) the classroom. In Peta Hinton, Pat Treusch (Eds.), Teaching with Feminist Materialisms: Teaching with Gender. European Women's Studies in International and Interdisciplinary Classrooms, (pp. 141-157). Utrecht, The Netherlands: ATGENDER.
  • Neimanis, A. (2015). Wet Life, Wet Debt. online, Helsinki, Finland: New Degrees of Freedom: Act 3 - Water.

2014

  • Phillips, P., Neimanis, A., Moe, M., Higham, C., Charenko, M., Dunlop, L., MacIvor, J., Bowen, A. (2014). ((pollen)): collaboration is airborne. inConversation, (pp. 65 - 70). Perth, Australia: Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Alongside the right to water, a posthumanist feminist imaginary. Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 5(1), 5-24.
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Currencies. Harvard Design Magazine: Wet Matter, no. 39 - F/W 2014, (pp. 157 - 159). Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America: Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Morning Sickness and Gut Sociality: Towards a Posthumanist Feminist Phenomenology. Janus Head, 13(1), 214-240.
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Natural Others? Nature, Culture and Knowledge. In M. Evans, C. Hemmings, M. Henry, H. Johnstone, S. Madhok, A. Plomien, S. Wearing (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory, (pp. 26-45). London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.
  • Neimanis, A. (2014). Speculative Reproduction: Biotechnologies and Ecologies in Thick Time. PhiloSOPHIA, 4(1), 108-128. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A., Loewen Walker, R. (2014). Weathering: Climate Change and the "Thick Time" of Transcorporeality. Hypatia, 29(3), 558-575. [More Information]

2013

  • Asberg, C., Neimanis, A. (2013). Bodies of the Now. Stockholm Festival for Art and Technology: Visions of the NOW, (pp. 1 - 24). Stockholm, Sweden: Visions of the Now.
  • Neimanis, A. (2013). Feminist Subjectivity, Watered. Feminist Review, 103(1), 23-41. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A., Chen, C., MacLeod, J. (2013). Introduction: Towards a Hydrological Turn? In C. Chen, J. MacLeod & A. Neimanis (Eds.), Thinking with Water, (pp. 3-22). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Chen, C., MacLeod, J., Neimanis, A. (2013). Thinking with Water. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Neimanis, A., Chandler, M. (2013). Water and Gestationality: What Flows Beneath Ethics. In C. Chen, J. MacLeod & A. Neimanis (Eds.), Thinking with Water, (pp. 61-83). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2012

  • Neimanis, A. (2012). Hydrofeminism: Or, On Becoming a Body of Water. In H. Gunkel, C. Nigianni, F. Soderback (Eds.), Undutiful Daughters: New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice, (pp. 85-99). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Neimanis, A. (2012). On Collaboration (for Barbara Godard). NORA-Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 20(3), 215-221. [More Information]
  • Neimanis, A. (2012). We Are All Bodies of Water, II: A Memoir. Capricious: Water, Volume 2: Issue No. 13, New York, United States of America: Capricious.

2011

  • Neimanis, A. (2011). "Materialist (Re)Turns" (A Review Essay of New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency and Politics edited by Diana Coole and Samantha Frost [2010]). The Goose, 9(Summer), 31-33.
  • Neimanis, A. (2011). 'Strange Kinship' and Ascidian Life: 13 Repetitions. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 9(1/2), 117-143.
  • Neimanis, A. (2011). Theory That Matters: Feminism, Porous Boundaries and the New Materialisms (A Review Essay of Stacy Alaimo's Bodily Natures: Science, Environment and the Material Self [2010] and Susan Hekman's The Material of Knowledge: Feminist Disclosures [2010]). Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 26(Fall 2011), 173-178.
  • Neimanis, A. (2011). We are all bodies of water. Earth-Water Catalogue, www.earthwatercatalogue.net, Ljubljana, Slovenia: National Institute for art projects and creative solutions (NASTATI).
  • Neimanis, A. (2011). We are all bodies of water. In: Someone:Water series. Someone. Toronto, Canada.

2010

  • Neimanis, A., Norrish, J. (2010). (Re)productions. Brock Centre for Women's Studies, Ontario, Canada.

2009

  • Neimanis, A. (2009). Bodies of Water. In J. Knechtel (Eds.), Water: Alphabet City No. 14, (pp. 82-91). Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Neimanis, A. (2009). Bodies of Water, Human Rights and the Hydrocommons. Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 21, 161-182.

2008

  • Neimanis, A. (2008). Commuting Bodies Move, Creatively. PhaenEx: journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture, 3(2), 155-148.

2007

  • Neimanis, A. (2007). Becoming-Grizzly: Bodily Molecularity and the Animal That Becomes. PhaenEx: journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture, 2(2), 279-308.

2006

  • Neimanis, A. (2006). “A Feminist Deleuzian Politics? It’s About Time." (A Review of Elizabeth Grosz’s The Nick of Time [2004] and Time Travels [2005]). Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 16(Fall 2006), 154-158.
  • Neimanis, A. (2006). “Breathing Life Back Into the Body." (A Review Essay of Feminist Interpretations of Merleau-Ponty [2006], Eds. D. Olkowski and G. Weiss). Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 11(2), 489-492.

2004

  • Neimanis, A. (2004). Seasonal Affective Disorder. Descant, 124(September), 133-139.

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