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Durham University

Centre for Cultural Ecologies

Centre Staff

Associate Director

Associate Director

Associate Director

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Director:

Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill (Modern Languages and Cultures, German)

Research Interests

  • 19th- and 20th-century German literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Utopian fiction and thought
  • Gender theory
  • Biography, life writing, metabiography

Associate Directors:

Dr Gerald Moore (Modern Languages and Cultures, French)

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Philosophy of Addiction
  • Philosophy of Biology and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis
  • Post-Marxist political theory
  • 20th- and 21st-century continental philosophy

Dr Kerstin Oloff (Modern Languages and Cultures, Hispanic Studies)

Research Interests

  • Caribbean Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Feminism and Gender Studies
  • Modernism and Postmodernism

Dr Barry Sheils (English)

Research Interests

  • Critical and Cultural theory
  • Irish modernism and contemporary Irish fiction
  • Modernist ecologies
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Transnational poetics and theories of 'world' literature
  • W.B. Yeats

Steering Committee:

Dr Joanna Allan (Modern Languages and Cultures, Hispanic Studies)

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Afro-Hispanic Studies
  • Nonviolent resistance
  • Authoritarianism
  • 'Green' energy

Dr Andrew Baldwin (Geography)

Dr Tom Bristow (Institute of Advanced Studies)

Research Interests

  • Environmental Humanities
  • Arts-Science collaborations
  • Climate Change communication
  • New Media and the Anthropocene

Dr Marc Botha (English)

Research Interests

  • Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Experimental and Intermedia Poetics (esp Concrete Poetry)
  • Fragility, Vulnerability, Precarity
  • Interdisicplinary Approaches to Literary Study
  • Minimalism
  • Queer Theory and Queer Ecologies

Professor Nick Saul (Modern Languages and Cultures, German)

Research Interests

  • Evolutionisms in Germanic culture
  • German Orientalism, especially German-Romany relations
  • Intertextuality and interdiscursivity
  • Literature and science, cognitive humanities, system theory
  • Modern German literature, especially Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis), Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Wilhelm Jensen, Carl Hauptmann and Wilhelm Bölsche
  • Representation of death in literature

Dr Jamie Tehrani (Anthropology)

Research Interests

  • Cultural evolution
  • Phylogenetic analysis of culture
  • Social learning
  • Cognitive anthropology
  • Oral traditions
  • Material culture
  • Fairy tales

Members

Dr Perez Trujillo (Hispanic Studies)

Research Interests

  • Brazilian Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Energy Humanities
  • Latin American Ecocriticism
  • Latin American Philosophy of Liberation
  • Postcolonial Studies