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Stacy Alaimo

Stacy Alaimo joined the UO faculty in 2019. Her work focuses on the sites where cross disciplinary theory, science, literature, art, and ordinary practices intersect. Her publications include Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (2000); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (2010), which won the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment book award for Ecocriticism; and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times (2016). She co-edited Material Feminisms (2008), edited Matter (2016) in the Gender series of Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, and edited a special volume of Configurations on Science Studies and the Blue Humanities (2019). Alaimo has more than 50 scholarly articles and chapters published and forthcoming on such topics as gender and climate change, queer animals, anthropocene feminisms, marine science studies, blue humanities, material ecocriticism, and new materialist theory. Her work has been reprinted and translated into Romanian, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, German, Estonian, and Korean. Several international art exhibits have engaged with her work. Her eco-materialist concept of “transcorporeality” has been widely taken up in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. She is currently working on topics related to ocean conservation, writing a book, Composing Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss, starting another project on ocean acidification, as well as co-editing a new book series, “Elements,” for Duke University Press. She loves hiking, kayaking, camping, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving, and is thrilled to become part of the superb environmental studies program at U of O!