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Writing and Researching Queer Ecologies

ARU’s Sustainable Futures Knowledge Exchange programme is supporting researchers to explore the emerging field of queer ecologies, including a writing retreat, seminar, and research project.

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Queer ecology is an emerging field that brings together queer theory and ecological science. Researchers and writers are exploring possibilities for queering our understanding of the beyond-human world.

This project began with a writing retreat near Writtle, in February 2024. Writers worked on fiction inspired by queer ecologies, landscape change and climate futures. We then held a lunchtime seminar for ARU colleagues, and are now developing a new research project exploring queer approaches to scientific practice.

We’re also releasing a special issue of a literary magazine on this theme in July 2024.

To learn more or get involved, contact Sarah Royston: [email protected]


27 March 2024

GSI welcomes writer and archaeologist for guest seminar

On 26 March 2024, we were delighted to welcome the writer and archaeologist Electra Rhodes for a GSI seminar on Queer Landscapes and Ecologies.

Find out more about Electra Rhodes on X