Researcher biography

MA(Hons) (Edinburgh), PhD (Edinburgh)

Karin Sellberg specialises in feminist and queer historiography, contemporary fiction and theories of gender, sexuality, embodiment and time. She is particularly interested in convergences and communication between feminist and queer fiction, and the intellectual history of science and medicine. She is currently working on evolutionary tropes, and ideas of transcendence/progress in new materialist feminist philosophy and the fiction of Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter and Gore Vidal.

Karin joined Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities as a postdoctoral research fellow in January 2014. Before this she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the English Literature department at the University of Edinburgh. She was also co-director of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School from 2012 to 2014, and organised two large international conferences, "Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts" and "Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment," as well as the "Bodies in Movement" seminar series at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently co-organising "Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment: the 10th Somatechnics Conference" due to be held on December 1-3 2016 in Byron Bay.

A list of Karin's engagement activities can be found here.