Christine Daigle

Director, Posthumanism Research Institute

Professor, Philosophy

Continental Philosophy (existentialism, phenomenology), Feminism, Posthumanism and New Materialism, Environmental Philosophy and Environmental (Post)humanities

Current research:

  • “A Joyful Extinction”: An inquiry into the philosophical and cultural understandings of the Anthropocene with a focus on the concept of extinction–the 6th mass extinction event but also the potential extinction of the human.
  • “Rethinking the Human: Posthuman Vulnerability and its Ethical Potential” (funded by a SSHRC Insight grant 2019-2022)
  • Environmental posthumanities
    • Co-Principal Investigator for “Beyond Sustainability: Radical Transformation Through System Thinking” with co-PI Liette Vasseur (Biology) (New Frontiers in Research Funds – Exploration grant, 2020-2022)
    • Member of the UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability’s Research Team
    • Co-investigator with Adam Dickinson (English) and Francine McCarthy (Earth Sciences) on the project “Sounding the Anthropocene” (Explore grant 2020-2021)

Listen to “Entangled Humans,” episode 2 of season 2 of Foreword. Introducing the Humanities podcast, July 7, 2021.

Watch my discussion with Xin Liu on From the Anthropocene to Bat Soups: Thinking Extinction (our own and that of others)”, Kollegium Talks, Think Corner, University of Helsinki, April 1, 2021.

Listen to Can Beauvoir’s Existentialism be a Posthumanism?The Australasian Posthumanities podcast, March 17, 2021.

Listen to Rebecca Comay, Brian Leiter and I on the CBC Ideas documentary on Friedrich Nietzsche (aired on September 16, 2013).