about elese

Kia ora e hoa! I'm Dr Elese Dowden - a poet, writer, and theorist living between Boonwurrung country in Naarm, and Tāmaki Makaurau in Aotearoa. I have Irish and English ancestry, and y families settled in Manukau in the 1950s and 60s.

I grew up in Manurewa, undertaking a BA (Hons) and MA in Philosophy at the University of Auckland. In 2015, I won a PhD scholarship on A/Prof Marguerite La Caze's project in ethical restoration, and moved to Meanjin to study philosophy at the University of Queensland. I graduated in 2019, and relocated to Naarm in 2020.

Struggling with the barriers of the western academy, and the limitations of pandemic life, I founded the Australasian Posthumanities as a digital network of thinkers. We exist to make the arts and humanities radically accessible. To find out more about what we do, listen the APH podcast series, or have a nosy at the website.

I currently work as a freelance copywriter for Cosier.co, and as a philosophy coach with people from all over the world. Get in touch by emailing elesedowden (at) gmail (dot) com if you'd like to hire me as an educator, consultant, or digital marketer.