Researcher biography

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 transwomen's writing, transgender history, and ideas of a 'journey in trans* studies, feminist philosophy and the fiction of Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter and Caitlin R. Kiernan.

Karin joined UQ as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in January 2014, and a lecturer in humanities in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry in 2017. 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 has organised four large international conferences, "Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts" (University of Edinburgh), "Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment" (University of Edinburgh), "Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment: the 10th Somatechnics Conference" (SCU/UQ) and the "CSAA Conference 2019: Cultural Transformations".