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Dr Josephine Taylor


Contact: Josephine.Taylor.2018@live.rhul.ac.uk


Research Interests and Specialism


My doctoral research was in the fields of comparative literature, culture, and philosophy. I specialise in the area of environmental humanities, focusing on eco-critical works and their exploration of energy regimes moving from nineteenth century to modern day, while incorporating feminist theories, and decolonial perspectives.




2022 Roadkill Encounters: Mourning the Unmourned, Under Review with Socialni Studia


2022 Co-editor of special issue for Transdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Justice with Socialni Studia


2022  ‘Crude Monsters in the Extractive Zone: An Archive of the Living and the Dead’ Book Chapter, 

             edited collection Under Review with Bloomsbury, An Other Zombie Project Decolonising the Dead


2021 Queer Theory, with the Beyond Gender Collective, Under Review,  Routledge Companion to Science        



2021  Petrocultures: The More Posthuman Glossary, forthcoming with Bloomsbury


2021  Energy, Science Fiction, and The Failure of Mastery, forthcoming with Alluvium Journal


2020  Contaminated Waters and Indigenous Resistance in Rita Wong’s and Cindy Mochizuki’s Perpetual,

            Green and Blues with Dovetail Publications


Conference Papers and Guest Speaker


2021 Post Oil Futures in Irish Science Fiction, Energy Ethics Conference St Andrews


2021 Queer Intersubjectivities and Revolutionary Mothering in Octavia Butler, LSFRC Climate Justice Event


2021  SF: Activism and Resistance, London Science Fiction Research Community, Co-organiser


2021 Energy Futures in SF: The Failure of Mastery, invited speaker, UCD Environmental Humanities Series


2020  The Infrastructure of Violence in Peripheral Literature and Culture, Invited


           speaker  Eco-Seminar Series, Green Blues, Royal Holloway University of London.


2020    Magnifying the Peripheral: Meat Production and Oil Extraction, Flows and Floods, Changing


            Environments, University of Warwick


2019   ‘A Feminist Animal Studies’ Technoecologies and Climate Justice Workshop, Prague.


2019   ‘Extractivist Cultures: Meat Production in the Posthuman Imaginary’, A Day With Rosi Braidotii, Senate

            House, University of London


2019    Conference Co-organiser: ‘Precarity and Precariousness’ University of Warwick


2019     Conference Co-organiser: Deleuze and Guattari: ‘From Sense to Machinic Becoming’


2019     ‘Beyond the Model: Ruptures in Academia’ Deleuze and Guattari Camp, Against Institutional Thought


2019   ‘Vulnerability and Exposure: Road Kill and Oil Spills’ Animal Remains, University of Sheffield


2019    ‘Murky Visions’ Creaturely and Oil in Speculative Horror and Poetry’ Corroding the Now, Science and                


             Poetry, Royal Holloway, University of London


2018    ‘Grief beyond the Human.’ Graduate Symposium Royal Holloway,


Academic Teaching and Employment


2021 Course Design and Lecturer, Summer School on Civic Freedom and Civilisation, Intersectional Feminism  

         Multispecies Ethics. Royal Holloway, University of London 


2021  Associate Seminar Tutor, Comparative Literature: Theoretical Foundations, Kings College London


2020  Associate Seminar Tutor, Classic and Contemporary Readings, Politics, Royal Holloway, University of




2020   Research PhD tutor Brilliant Club in Environmental Humanities, Secondary School Programme  


2020   Guest Lecturer, Masters, The European Philosophical Trajectory and Environmental Philosophy,

            Royal Holloway, University of London


2020   Associate Tutor, Introduction to Aesthetics and Morals, Royal Holloway University of London


2019   Associate Tutor, Introduction to Political Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London


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