academic talk




Cum panis: the biopolitics of self, fermentation and revulsion,” ISEA2016 Hong Kong, 16-22 May 2016

We have never been human: HumanThrush entanglements,” The International Science Festival Gothenburg, Sweden, 14 April 2016

Posthuman desire,” The International Science Festival Gothenburg, Sweden, 14 April 2016

“The unsettling eros of contact zones, and other stories: On being with Candida albicans,Seed Box Visiting Scholar talk, Linköping University, Sweden, 12 April 2016



“We have never been Homo sapiens: CandidaHomo naturecultures,” NeoLife, SLSA Rest of the World, Perth: SymbioticA, UWA, 1-3 October 2015



“to be one is always to become with many: the posthuman phenomenology of Candida albicans,” presented at

Fifth Meeting of the Organisation of Phenomenological Organisations, Perth: Murdoch University, 8-12 December 2014
Cultural Studies Association of Australia, Wollongong: University of Wollongong, 3-5 December 2014



“HumanThrush Entanglements: Homo sapiens as a multispecies ecology,” presented at

Emergences and Convergences Postgraduate Research Conference, Sydney: School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW, 31 October 2013
The Posthuman: Differences, Embodiments, Performativity, Rome: Beyond Humanism, 11-14 September 2013
Life in the Anthropocene, Sydney: Australian Animal Studies Group, 8-10 July 2013 (Awarded AASG Postgraduate Presentation Prize)

Candida as companion species: exploring the performativity of interspecies care,” ISEA2013, Sydney: ISEA, 11-13 June 2013

Biological Art Master class, ZHdK Zurich, 25 May 2013

Exploring interspecies temporality,” with Sue Hauri-Downing, Power, Time and Agency, Temporal Belongings Workshop, Manchester: CRESC, University of Manchester, 12-13 January 2013



Candida as Companion Species: exploring the performativity of interspecies care,” Nonhuman, Milwaukee: SLSA, 27-30 September 2012

“Taking the non-human Other seriously: exploring alterity through the aesthetics of care,” School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Postgraduate Student Expo, 26 July 2012

“I Lay My Ear to Furious Latin: Listening for Bees in Urban Environments,” co-presented with Susan Hauri-Downing, Imaging Nature II, Hobart: University of Tasmania, 20–22 June 2012

“Necessary Expendability: non-human death in public,” co-presented with Megan Schlipalius, Animal Death symposium 12-13 June 2012, Sydney: Human Animal Research Network, University of Sydney



“in vitero: exploring an interspecies aesthetics of care,” Embodied Knowledges symposium 19-21 October 2011, Perth: Createc, Edith Cowan University



“InterUterine: Exploring the Reprotech Body through an interspecies aesthetics of care,” presented at

Our Lands, Our Waters, Our Peoples, Asia Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, 23–25 November 2009

(Re) Figuring Sex: Somatechnical (Re) Visions, Somatechnics, Macquarie University, Sydney, 20–21 November 2009

Creative Margins, Humanities Graduate Research Conference, Curtin University, Perth, 5–6 November 2009

The Mother and History: past and present, The Association for Research on Mothering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 2–4 July 2009

Meet Animal Meat, Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, 21-23 May 2009

Experiencing Gender, Universidad de Huelva, Spain, 6–8 May 2009

Laboratory of Art, Technology, and Feminism: encounters with Marina Nunez, The Research Group and Seminar of Science, Technologies and the Body, Center of Human and Social Sciences, Spanish Scientific Research Council, Madrid, Spain, 17–18 March 2009.

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