Astrida Neimanis is author of Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology (2017), and known for developing the concept of hydrofeminism. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies as well as Key Researcher with the Sydney Environment Institute, both at the University of Sydney, on Gadigal Land, in Australia. Her research interests include posthuman feminisms, experimental writing methods, nature/culture, water, weather and climate change, environmental humanities, environmental justice and anti-colonial solidarity, embodiment, and feminist STS. She is particularly interested in the common and queer intersections of these things. Astrida is also Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Humanities (Duke UP) as well as Co-Founder of the Environmental Humanities Collaboratory at Linkoping University (SE). Along with Jennifer Mae Hamilton, she is founder and convenor of COMPOSTING feminisms and the environmental humanities.
Astrida Neimanis contributed a keynote lecture and took part in a Q&A at the Kelp Congress via live stream.