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Anita Girvan

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University of VictoriaSocial, Cultural and Political Thought Location Victoria Canada Discipline(s): Environmental Studies Research Interests: Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, International Development, Politics Languages: English
Biography

Anita Girvan is a PhD Candidate (Cultural, Social, and Political Thought Concentration), SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholar, and Centre for Global Studies Fellow on the traditional Coast and Strait Salish territory of the University of Victoria, B.C. Her research interests are at the interstices of ecological and digital culture, encompassing: ecological and digital metaphors; cultural politics of climate change; and “posthumanism” as a digital and ecological condition. Her dissertation traces “carbon footprint” metaphors and their mediating effects in the cultural politics of climate change.

Projects

Anita is currently developing a post-doctoral project entitled “Promises of the Posthuman: Ecological Resonances in a Digital Age,” which explores geo-caching, smart meters and the archive as three stories featuring an enigmatic posthumanism as metaphor that serves a way-finding function through these profoundly ambivalent times. She is also an advocate and practitioner of urban agriculture.