‘Invasive species’ convenes conceptual nuances of ideas like nativeness, invasion and naturalness that can be understood variably in different political-cultural-socio contexts and academic disciplines. My project discusses the intellectual baggage of invasive species and explores the futurity of these organisms that are considered out of place and out of time.
Barbed wire created spaces of lethal and non-lethal violence. Where was it present, and how did it affect ecosystems and societies? Which life forms profited and which suffered under its intended and unintended effects?
Chemicals have a negative reputation in the environmental discourse, sometimes they are even considered unnatural. But what does that mean, and how does it influence the way we perceive chemicals in our everyday lives?
Textual Framing and Research Bias in Current Economic Research” is a social sciences research project working under the interdisciplinary umbrella of the environmental humanities that seeks to scrutinise how frames influence and possibly distort the outcome of economic research on the environment. It works with economic research published between 2016 and today in top-ranked academic journals, such as Ecological Economics and Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Both mountains and rural ecological systems are often framed on the brink of an environmental crisis. It is no denial, but just half of the story, as they are much more complex and ambiguous than presumed.
How do we tell the stories of the land through the struggle and resistance of its inhabitants? How should one belong to and empathize with an environment that is not pristine and green? How should we reimagine our intimacy with violated environments?
Subsidies are assumed to be good for farmers and agriculture but is this issue that straightforward? What is the cost of cheap food, and how is it paid for by the whole society and the environment? This research investigates the untold story of subsidies and their impact on human and environmental relations.
My project aims to yoke together ecocritical thinking, new materialism, and animist philosophy as critical approaches to reading contemporary Anthropocene poetries with an emphasis on text-world relations.