Biography

I have been a lecturer in Media, Culture and Creative Practice at Keele University since 2014. Immediately prior to this I worked at the University of Nottingham for three years, after completing my PhD and MA at Nottingham’s Centre for Critical Theory and an undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

In disciplinary terms, although I have found a very happy home in Media, my research also intersects with critical/cultural theory and feminist science studies. My research has two strands. I am, firstly, interested in how activists negotiate tensions associated with the media platforms they use, particularly the challenges posed by social media. I have previously explored difficulties encountered in environmental, animal, and food activism, with more recent research focusing on anti-racist politics. I, secondly, have a broad interest in non-anthropocentric theoretical work, which explores ways of thinking and acting in the world that move beyond human exceptionalism. I have tried to bring these themes together in monographs including my 2019 book What Comes After Entanglement? Activism, anthropocentrism and an ethics of exclusion (which explores productive affinities and tensions between theoretical work and political praxis) and forthcoming work focused on the popularisation of veganism. I have worked on these themes in journals such as Theory, Culture & Society, Social Studies of Science, Convergence, Feminist Review, Open Library of Humanities and the Sociological Review.

I’m currently reviews editor of Cultural Politics, a Media section editor of Open Library of Humanities and on the board of OA journal Media Theory.

Most of my teaching focuses on cultural and media theory. In addition to introducing students to core social and political theories of the media, I also enjoy engaging in research-led teaching that explores contemporary theories about environmental politics and tensions surrounding digital media technologies. I especially enjoy teaching theory, as I struggled with getting my head around certain concepts and debates when I began my studies – and I still remember the moment when things ‘clicked’ for me and hope I can do the same for my students.

A regularly updated list of publications (with free copies of chapters and articles to download) can also be found on my H-Commons page: https://hcommons.org/members/egiraud/

 

MONOGRAPHS

Giraud E (2019) What Comes After Entanglement? Activism, anthropocentrism and an ethics of exclusion. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Giraud E (under contract) Vegan: Politics, Practice & Theory. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

 

JOURNAL SPECIAL EDITIONS

Poole, E and Giraud, E, eds (2019)Right-Wing Populism and Mediated Narratives: Creative Responses and Counter Narratives.’ Open Library of Humanities, available: https://olh.openlibhums.org/collections/special/right-wing-populism-and-mediated-activism-creative-responses-and-counter-narratives/

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Giraud E, Hadley Kershaw E, Helliwell R and Hollin G (2019) ‘Abundance in the Anthropocene,’ in Joanna Latimer and Daniel Lopez, eds, ‘Intimate Entanglements’, Sociological Review.  

Poole E, Giraud E and de Quincey E (2019) ‘Contesting #StopIslam: The dynamics of a counter-narrative against right-wing populism. Open Library of Humanities. 5(1), available from: https://olh.openlibhums.org/articles/10.16995/olh.406/

Giraud E, Hollin GJS, Potts T, Forsyth I (2018) ‘A feminist menagerie.’ Feminist Review. 118(1): 61-79.

Hollin GJS, Forsyth I, Giraud E  & Potts T (2017) ‘(Dis)entangling Barad: Materialisms and ethics.’ Social Studies of Science. 47(6): 618-641.

Hollin GJS & Giraud E (2017) ‘Charisma and the clinic.’ Social Theory & Health. 15(2): 117-137. 

Giraud E & Hollin GJS (2016) ‘Care, laboratory beagles and affective utopia.’ Theory, Culture & Society. 33(4): 27-49.

Giraud E (2015) ‘Subjectivity 2.0: Digital technologies, participatory media and communicative capitalism.’ Subjectivity. 8(2): 124-146.

Giraud E (2015) ‘The cultural politics of pervasive drama: Aural narrative, digital media and re-compositions of public space.’ Journal of Sonic Studies. 9.

Giraud E (2015) ‘Feminist praxis, critical theory and informal hierarchies.’ Journal of Feminist Scholarship. 7/8: 43-60.

Giraud E (2014) ‘Has radical-participatory online media really failed? Indymedia and its legacies.’ Convergence: The international journal of research into new media technologies. 20(3): 419-437.

Giraud E (2013) ‘“Beasts of burden”: Productive tensions between Haraway and radical animal rights activism.’ Culture, Theory and Critique. 54(1): 102-120.

Giraud E (2013) ‘Veganism as affirmative biopolitics.’ PhaenEx. 8(2): 47-79.

Giraud E (2008) ‘McLibel to McSpotlight: The impact of information and communications technology upon radical pamphleteering.’  E-Sharp.  12.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Giraud E (2018) ‘Displacement, ‘failure’ and friction: Tactical interventions in the communication ecologies of anti-capitalist food activism.’ In: T Schneider et al (eds) Digital Food Activism. New York and London: Routledge. 48-68.  

Giraud E and Hollin GJS (2017) ‘Laboratory beagles and affective co-productions of knowledge.’ In: M Bastian et al (eds) Participatory Research in More-than-Human Worlds. New York and London: Routledge.  163-177.

Giraud E (2015) ‘Practice as Theory: learning from food activism and performative protest.’ In R Collard and K Gillespie (eds) Critical Animal Geographies. New York and London: Routledge. 36-53.

Giraud E (2009) ‘Collaborative Networks of Activism and Science.’ In F Hackney et al (eds) Networks of Design. Boca Raton, Florida: Universal Publishers. 315-319.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Giraud E (2017) ‘Geert Lovink’s Social Media Abyss’. European Journal of Communication.32(1): 71-2.

Giraud E and Hollin GJS (2016) ‘Thom van Dooren’s Flight Ways’. Somatosphere. Available from: http://somatosphere.net/2016/06/thom-van-doorens-flight-ways-life-and-loss-at-the-end-of-extinction.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Hollin GJS and Giraud E (2016) ‘Jamie Lorimer’s Wildlife in the Anthropocene’. Theory, Culture & Society. Available from: http://www.theoryculturesociety.org/review-of-jamie-lorimers-wildlife-in-the-anthropocene-by-gregory-hollin-and-eva-giraud/

Giraud E (2015) ‘Cynthia Willett’s Interspecies Ethics’. Somatosphere. Available from: http://somatosphere.net/2015/01/cynthia-willetts-interspecies-ethics.html

Giraud E (2014) ‘Choose Zoe: Rosi Braidotti’s the Posthuman’. Radical Philosophy. 184.

 

OTHER

Giraud E (forthcoming) ‘New Media Theory’, Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press. [16,000 words]

Poole E, de Quincey E and Giraud E (2018) ‘Contesting #StopIslam: Tensions around hate speech on social media.’ British Academy Review, 33, available: https://www.britac.ac.uk/contesting-stopislam-tensions-around-hate-speech-social-media

Giraud E (2018) ‘Contesting #stopIslam: Dynamics of a counter-narrative against hate speech.’ British Sociological Association, web-newsletter, available: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/about/latest-news/2018/may/contesting-stopislam-the-dynamics-of-online-counter-narratives-against-hate-speech/

McKay D and Giraud E (2018) ‘Five Ways the Arts Could Help Solve the Plastics Crisis.’ The Conversation, 23rd January. Available: https://theconversation.com/five-ways-the-arts-could-help-solve-the-plastics-crisis-90136

Giraud E (2017) ‘Post-truth is a Feminist Issue’. Discover Society, available: http://discoversociety.org/2017/10/04/post-truth-is-a-feminist-issue/

Selected Publications

  • Giraud EHS. 2019. What Comes After Entanglement: Activism, anthropocentrism, and an ethics of exclusion. (6 vols.). Durham, NC: Duke University Press. link>
  • Giraud EHS, Hadley Kershaw E, Helliwell R, Hollin G. 2019. Abundance in the Anthropocene. Sociological Review. full text>
  • Poole EA, Giraud E, de Quincey E. 2019. Contesting #StopIslam: The Dynamics of a Counter-narrative Against Right-wing Populism. Open Library of Humanities, vol. 5(1). doi> full text>
  • Hollin GJS, Forsyth I, Giraud EHS, Potts T. 2017. (Dis)entangling Barad: Materialisms and Ethics. Social Studies of Science. doi> link> full text>
  • Giraud EHS. 2014. Has Radical Participatory Online Media Really 'Failed'? Indymedia and its Legacies. Convergence: the journal of research into new media technologies, vol. 20(4), 419-437. doi> full text>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Giraud EHS. 2019. What Comes After Entanglement: Activism, anthropocentrism, and an ethics of exclusion. (6 vols.). Durham, NC: Duke University Press. link>

Journal Articles

  • Giraud EHS, Hadley Kershaw E, Helliwell R, Hollin G. 2019. Abundance in the Anthropocene. Sociological Review. full text>
  • Poole EA, Giraud E, de Quincey E. 2019. Contesting #StopIslam: The Dynamics of a Counter-narrative Against Right-wing Populism. Open Library of Humanities, vol. 5(1). doi> full text>
  • Poole E, De Quincey EJ, Giraud E. 2018. Contesting #stopIslam: Tensions around hate speech on social media. British Academy Review, 16-18. full text>
  • Hollin GJS, Forsyth I, Giraud EHS, Potts T. 2017. (Dis)entangling Barad: Materialisms and Ethics. Social Studies of Science. doi> link> full text>
  • Giraud EHS, Hollin GJS, Potts T, Forsyth I. 2017. A Feminist Menagerie. Feminist Review. full text>
  • Hollin GJS and Giraud EHS. 2016. Charisma and the clinic. Social Theory and Health. doi> link> full text>
  • Giraud EHS and Hollin GJS. 2016. Care, laboratory beagles and affective utopia. Theory, Culture and Society. doi> full text>
  • Giraud EHS. 2015. Subjectivity 2.0: Digital Technologies, Participatory Media and Communicative Capitalism. Subjectivity, vol. 8, 124-146. doi> full text>
  • Giraud EHS. 2015. The Cultural Politics of Pervasive Drama: Aural narrative, digital media and re-compositions of urban space. Journal of Sonic Studies, vol. 9. full text>
  • Giraud EHS. 2015. Feminist Praxis, Critical Theory and Informal Hierarchies. Journal of Feminist Scholarship, vol. 7/8(1), 43-60. full text>
  • Giraud EHS. 2014. Has Radical Participatory Online Media Really 'Failed'? Indymedia and its Legacies. Convergence: the journal of research into new media technologies, vol. 20(4), 419-437. doi> full text>