Meet the Lab

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Astrida Neimanis

FEELed Lab Director & Canada Research Chair in Feminist Environmental Humanities, UBC Okanagan

Astrida (she/they/pronoun anarchy, pronounced us-TREE-duh) is a white settler, born on Dish-With-One-Spoon treaty territory (in Hamilton, Ont), whose ancestors come from the Baltic Sea region of Northern Europe. She writes, researches, teaches and collaborates in relation to water, weather, bodies and feminisms, among other tangled environmental matters. She joined UBC Okanagan in 2021 after living and working for six years on Gadigal land, in Sydney Australia, at the University of Sydney.

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Madeline Donald

FEELed Lab Research Associate

Madeline is supporting the recurring launches and L/landings of the FEELed Lab. She does this while working on a PhD project that is grounded in relational research methodologies, saturated by the riparian habitats of the Okanagan watershed, and leaning ethnoecologically. In her research Madeline is interested in the interaction possibilities that humans perceive in relation with plants in their quotidian environments. This is a process of coming to understand how fields of perceived interaction possibilities, or landscapes of (botanical) affordances, structure and are structured by assertions of value.

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Dani Pierson

FEELed Lab Administrator

Dani (she/her) is an undergraduate student majoring in Gender Studies at UBC Okanagan, assisting the FEELed Lab with administrative tasks. She is Metis/Dane-zaa (Beaver)/Cree/Settler from Treaty Eight territory (Northern Alberta). She has a background in arts and entertainment management and loves it when this experience collides with feminist humanities work.

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