about elese

Kia ora e hoa! I'm dr elese dowden (she / her) a writer, queer theorist and (recovering) philosopher living on unceded Wurundjeri country in Naarm. I'm originally from New Zealand with Irish and English ancestry.

I completed my MA in Philosophy at the University of Auckland. In 2015, I won a PhD scholarship on Dr Marguerite La Caze's project in ethical restoration and moved to Meanjin / Brisbane to study philosophy at the University of Queensland. I graduated in 2019, relocating briefly to Ottawa before moving to Naarm / Melbourne where I now live.

Struggling with the barriers of the western academy and the limitations of pandemic life, I founded the australasian posthumanities in 2020 as a digital network of thinkers holding space across disciplines, timezones and travel bans. To find out more about what we do, listen the APH podcast series, or have a nosy at the website.

You can email me at elesedowden (at) gmail (dot) com 🌟