Stacy Alaimo with Joni Seager and Kate Soper at the Gender and Climate Change conference

Joni Seager, Stacy Alaimo, and Kate Soper at Gendering Climate and Sustainability Conference, Coordination for Gender Research, University of Copenhagen (March 2009)

Upcoming presentations 2014-2015

Plenary. "Your Shell on Acid: Material Immersion, Anthropocene Dissolves." And short talk, "Abyss" for a panel on "Scale." Babel Working Group: On the Beach,Precariousness, Risk, Forms of Life, Affinity, and Play at the Edge of the World.CFP “Forms of Life + Materials & Matter-ing + Aesthetics,” UC Santa Barbara, October 16-18, 2014.

SLSA panel October 2014

UT Austin, Friday, November 14, 2014.,""Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and Aquatic Media." (Thanks to Natalie Sharp for the poster, below).

MLA 2015, Division of Literature and Science panel.

Invited talk. Sawyer Seminar. "Transspecies and Multispecies Perspectives." UCLA. January 27, 2015.

Invited talk. For “Transition, Scale, and Catastrophe.” GWMEMSI, George Washington University, Washington D.C. Friday, March 20th 2014.

UT talk

Plenary and other invited talks

Plenary.“ “Your Shell on Acid: Posthuman Vulnerability, Anthropocene Dissolves.” Anthropocene Feminism Conference. C21: Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, April 10-12, 2014.

Invited Earth Day presentation, “Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss”De Paul University, Chicago, IL, forthcoming, April 22nd, 2014.

Plenary, with Cary Wolfe.  Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), May, 2013.

Invited talk and workshop.  Materialism and New Materialism Across the Disciplines, seminar. Rice University, Spring 2014.

Workshop on a book chapter, “Counted and Framed: Aesthetics and Epistemology in the Anthropocene,” for the Mellon Foundation funded Environments and Societies Workshop at UC Davis, December 5th, 2013.

Workshop on a book chapter, “Visual Captures: Knowledge, Aesthetics and the Census of Marine Life,” University of Oregon, Department of English, October 28, 2013.

Respondent to Ladelle McWhorter and Bonnie Mann. Plenary book session on Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self. International Association of Environmental Philosophy. Eugene, Oregon, October 27, 2013.

Invited talk, “Sea Creatures and the Limits of Animal Studies: Science, Aesthetics, Ethics,” SUNY Buffalo Ecocritical Studies, October 21, 2013.

Aquatic Media Workshop. Ryerson University in Toronto, August 7, 2013.

“Plastic Bodies, Alien Objects:  Trans-corporeality at Sea.” Kurt Olsson Lecture, University of Idaho, Department of English. March 7, 2013.

"Posthumanist Challenges for New Materialism." University of Vienna, AUSTRIA, Gender, Violence and Agency in an Era of Globalization Initiative; Gender Studies; Sociology, May 29, 2012.

"Disentangling the New Materialisms?  Posthumanism, Feminism, and Trans-Corporeal Thought.” Plenary. European New Materialism Conference, "Entanglements of New Materialism," Posthumanities Hub, TEMA Gender, University of Linköping, SWEDEN. May 26th, 2012.

"Gender, New Materialism, and Trans-Corporeality at Sea." Presentation for Environmental Studies and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies. Discussion of Bodily Natures with WGS Seminar students. Williams College, April 4-6th, 2012.

"Ecological Movement." George Washington University, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, Graduate English Program, Washington D.C. February 23-34.

"States of Suspension: Trans-Corporeality at Sea." University of North Texas, Departments of English and Philosophy, March 2nd, 2012.

"What's Love Got to Do with It?: Dominance, Affection, and Ethical Provocation in the Art of Bethany Krull" Convocation talk and book signing for the Meadows Museum, Centenary College, Shreveport LA Thursday, October 27th 11:00 am. Signing and discussion of my books Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space and Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self, Friday, October 28, 2011.

Honorary Guest Researcher, Posthumanities Hub. TEMA: Department of Thematic Studies, University of Linköping, SWEDEN. November 21-December 3rd, 2011. Public invited talk: “States of Suspension: Trans-corporeality at Sea.” Workshop for the Gender Lab and Meeting Materialities series, "Sustainable This, Sustainable That: New Materialisms, Posthumanism, and Unknown Futures.”  Taught Inter-Gender doctoral course on Introducing Feminist Materialisms.

"The Sea Creatures of William Beebe: Science, Aesthetics, Ethics. Talk for Friends of the Princeton University Library, June 24, 2011.

Plenary Talk. "'My Mother is a Fish': Trans-Corporeal Origins and Material Ethics." Symposium on Humanities and Human Origins. Arizona State University. Institute for Humanities Research. Forthcoming, April 7-8, 2011. Click here for program.


Plenary Talk. "By Images Alone? Deep Sea Creatures, Animal Studies, and Ocean Conservation." For "Eco-criticism and Sustenance" symposium, Texas A & M. March 4, 2011.


Invited Speaker. "Framed and Counted: The Politics and Aesthetics of the Census of Marine Life." The Dimic Institute for Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies. Invited Talk, English and Film Studies, "Jellyfish Science, Jellyfish Aesthetics: Or, Posthumanism at Sea." Graduate Workshop on "Green Science Studies: Capturing Material Agencies in the Humanities." University of Alberta, Canada. February 10- 11, 2011.

Keynote. "Framed and Counted: The Politics and Aesthetics of the Census of Marine Life" TEMA: Ideas for the Future, "Science in Culture." Linköping University, Sweden, December 13-14, 2010.

"Trans-corporeal Knowledges: Science, Environment, and the Material Self" Green Cultures: Environmental Knowledge, Climate, and Catastrophe conference. Bavarian American Academy (BAA) and The Rachel Carson Center, Munich, GERMANY, July 2010.


Guest Lecturer. Bayreuth Institute of American Studies. University of Bayreuth, GERMANY, July 2010.


"Thinking with 'Organized Waters': Jellyfish, Siphonophores, and the Limits of Animal Studies" invited presentation for Thinking With Water workshop, organized by Janine MacLeod, Cecilia Chen, and Astrida Neimanis. CANADA, June 2010.

"Ecocriticism in American Studies." Three videoconferences with faculty and students in six universities throughout ROMANIA. U. S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs, American Corners Partnership, May 2010.


Invited Scholar. The Quadrant Project, Environmental Studies Program, University of Minnesota Press, Institute for Advanced Study; University of Minnesota. November 2-7, 2009.

Invited presentation. Beyond Environmentalism: Culture, Justice, and Global Ecology. American Cultures and Global Contexts Center, UC Santa Barbara. May 2009.

Invited presentation. “Eluding Capture: The Science, Culture and Pleasure of Queer Animals.”  Gender, Science, and Critical Animal Studies conference. SUNY Stonybrook, April, 2009.

Plenary Speaker, . “Insurgent Vulnerability:  Masculinist Consumerism, Feminist Activism, and the Abstract Science of Global Climate Change.” Gendering Climate and Sustainability, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK, March 2009.

“How to Find Yourself When Your Body is Everywhere:  Science, Environment, and the Posthuman Self,” Distinguished Lecturer Series, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,  UT Permian Basin March, 2008.

“Deviant Agents:  The Science, Culture, and Politics of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.”  Plenary talk for “Nature Matters,” an interdisciplinary conference at York University, Toronto, October 2007. (Comments read by Mortimer-Sandilands, due to medical emergency.)

“Posthuman Desire: Science Studies, Queer Animals, and  Environmental Theory,” invited talk, for Queer Ecologies:  Sex, Nature, Biopolitics and Desire, a symposium organized by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson, York University, Toronto, May 11 & 12, 2007.

Leader and organizer of Special Seminar on Ecocriticism and Science Studies, ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)” conference, June 2007.

“This is about Pleasure:  Human Habitats, Animal Memories, and Corporeal Ethics.”  Invited Speaker.  Symposium:  “Ethics in Place: Architecture, Memory, and Environmental Ethics.” Lincoln Center for Ethics, Arizona State University, February 5-6, 2004.